Monday, August 1, 2011

Self Communion/Drowner split cs

Self Communion/Drowner split cs
What We Do Is Secret

...Self Communion is operated one half of the art/design collective known as FEEDING. I am sure you know of FEEDING by now and if you don't please take a minute to familiarize yourself. It will help. The sounds on Self Communion's side of this tape are wonderfully dreadful. Reminiscent of Throbbing Gristle's "Hamburger Lady" in it's plodding rhythms, maniacal vocals and grinding noise but there is some deeper exploration into where that sound can go. Self Communion takes this rhythmic industrial noise and turns it into something scarier and more hypnotic than you may be ready for. It's truly frightening. Drowner makes use of some very organic sounds to create something that also produces anxiety but in a different way. It feels almost like a soundtrack from a dark, forgotten film. Banging of steel, scraping of concrete, air escaping through cracks in granite. It all seems to tell a story of things falling apart. Drowner is always producing excellent work in very limited runs. I recommend in the case of both Self Communion and Drowner you do your best to find as much as you can.

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