fact084 developer / scant c20
rav's scant is the hands down best hnw act going right now. its not just everything turned up to 11 and fighting for air boring ass hnw the majority of the scene is making right now. so much attention to detail, subltle shifts... if its possible for wall noise to be intricate, few can pull it off, and scant is one of them. ohio's developer have been shredding faces off with his particular brand of fast paced cut ups for the last few years, and in the words of paranoid time's pat yankee, is "peaking right now".
fact083 roadside picnic - "the idiot / siren" c40
fact080 developer group - "dayton / cleveland board meetings" c10
two short live documents of meetings of the developer group. matthew reis of developer live edits multiple other players input like the puppet master to a bunch of evil marionettes. various members of the board were on hand in dayton for a new years meeting (peter, jay, justin, roam, jonathan, matthew, brittney, jml, james and ben) and in cleveland for a scrap metal summit (nate, roman, mitch, paul, matthew, wyatt, jack and jake.).
fact075 jason zeh / developer - "split" c30
fact070 patio slang - "surface politics" c60
patio slang is the duo of bryan day on homemade instruments and radio transceivers, and toyohiro okazaki on electronics. recorded in 2012 in various spots while on tour in japan, these pieces go from near inaudible to ear crushing sometimes one track. bryan's set up of homemade gear sounds as impressive as it looks, okazaki's electronics slither in and out of the various plunks and tings weaving an improvised blanket of clatter and hiss.
fact069 hyrrokkin - "astrionics" c30
yellow springs ohio's math rock band hyrrokkin have been killing it live all over the u.s. for a few years now, this year all that hard work paid off and they released their first lp/cd on sickroom records. this is a re-issue of the ep they sold on tour. slightly rougher, definitely rawer demo recordings of some of the songs off the new lp. members of this band spent time in footbinder, matta gawa, kuan, william hooker's trio, and the greg ginn band, if that gives you any indication of the whirlwind time signatures and flurry of notes that litter this cassette tape.
fact065 orgasmic response unit / developer - "split" c20
orgasmic response unit is the unified work of the brothers tandy. luke, also know as being, who runs the skeleton dust label and nate aka diaphragmatic who runs the foxhole atheism label beat the shit out of ever thing metal in site in the most menacing, violent and yet extremely focused use of metal abuse in the u.s. noise scene going right now. you could argue, but you'd be wrong. developer is the no sound is innocent cut up harsh noise solo effort of matthew reis. gysin's cut up techniques and musique-concrete tactics taken up a notch. definitely rolling in the upper eshelon of u.s. cut up artist.
fact045 deceiver / clavicula salomonis - "split" c10
bass player split. matt "phil"goodrich of buffolo ny's power violence/grinders band water torture and victims of circumstance's hnw by way of noisecore solo effort deceiver delivers pitch shifted vocals, brutal low end, and fucking lasers! nate powell of cincinnati doomers impia and grinders forced opinion's creepy as shit clavicula salomonis brings more brutal low end, misused hydraulics, and some ncie hollow scraping sounds. good and creepy. two of the best people i know.
fact044 obsessive thought patterns - "spoken eclipse" c60
this is the second in the dayton ohio archive series. obsessive thought patterns was the noise project of terry means, a sort of dayton legend/godfather. having served times in headswim, an industrial band in the 80's, crust/hardcore bands pawn and 23rd chapter in the 90s, sludge/doomers drip feeder in the early 00's and currently jaming with half of footbinder, and worked at one of the areas best record stores for extreme music, he definitely helped shape a few minds. in 1996 he gave me a copy of this tape. everything imaginable source sounds collaged onto tape and brutalized with an effects chain. this definitely still holds up
fact043 potier. - "irreparable" c20
potier. is becoming a household name amongst u.s. harsh heads. following in the footsteps of foxhole atheism and jungle crunk, factotum becomes the 3rd dayton label to release a tape for this german born canadian and there is a reason. using some very tried and true methods; metal, contact mics, feedback, distortion, potier. brings something else to the table, an intense focused tension that has him quickly sitting comfortably on any shelf with the likes of orgasmic response unit, hostage pageant, eid, and the like.
fact042 contrarian / meth lab explosion - "split" c20
sor tor stu and matthew from developer's droppings... drum machine antics, guitar solo fails, samples, sights, sounds, grunts, maybe a fart or two. dayton ohio's noisecore elite, or maybe not. m.l.e. is faction disaster will's harsh noise/hnw thing, bringing the brutality all brutal like.
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fact052 hostage pageant - "a study in self-deprivation" c20
fat053 footbinder - "ep2" c20
fact054 aperiodic - c30
fact056 explosive improvised device - "embrace self defeat" c30
fact057 skin graft & collapsed arc - "shadow self" c20
fact058 alexander adams - stray voices over roaming" c40
fact062 ames room - "full illionois jacquet" c60
fact061 developer / being - "split" c20
fact064 ohio unsemble - c40
fact066 developer / sorcerer torturer - "split" c20
fact067 water torture - "the developer remixes" c10
fact068 muck - c40
fact071 parched earth - "kadian" c20
fact078 developer / mass comm - "split" c20
fact082 steve french / contrarian - "split" c10