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EXEDO – vile
CD-R in cardboard sleeve (ltd.ed. 50 copies)
live at our kitchen, Munich, 21.12.13 by EMERGE
recording by Gerald Fiebig
rework by EXEDO
mastering, photography and design by EMERGE
thanks to Franz
The title of this harsh noise album could be read as an anagram of “live,” as the whole audio on the release was created by shredding a live recording by EMERGE. It could also be read literally, though, as Exedo go out of their way to make it sound as crass as possible, with all the contempt for musicality that one can expect from a self-respecting harsh noise outfit.
Of all the noise releases on attenuation circuit, this must be one of the harshest – with the exception perhaps of the Rollator series that is specifically dedicated to noise. What makes this example of harsh noise wall interesting, though, is the use of sudden gaps in the noise. Contrasting extreme noise and total silence (with the listener’s ears still ringing) is a minimalistic but very effective strategy for keeping the listener on edge, waiting for the next dropout. Heavy listening indeed, but not boring.
File under: harsh noise