New Forces Titles
"Unbridled and varied harsh noise from Will Vangorder, who has be an integral part of the American noise scene for two decades as Worth, Weak Sisters, and as a member of Other People's Children. Few artists have developed such a unique approach to harsh noise. Worth focuses on damaged, fried electronics that hover just on the verge of total collapse, an onslaught that skews familiar archetypes in favor of a singular, devastating sonic voice. Very much in the spirit of the recent (and incredible) Worth LP, "The Steps" is essential listening for anyone invested in US noise. A total brain-melter."
"Rusalka is Vancouver’s Kate Rissiek. Along with kindred projects like The Rita, Taskmaster, Flatgrey, Sick Buildings, and others, Rusalka helped to make that city a premiere location for a particularly monolithic and extreme style of harsh noise during the mid-2000's. Staying ahead of the curve, "Revisualizations" refuses easy characterization. The listener is enveloped in continually shifting cascading walls of sound, interspersed with meditative passages of extreme electronic frequencies. Few artists wield such raw power combined with careful attention to detail and compositional pacing. A welcome return from one of North America's finest."
Body Stress/Yasuhito Fujinami
"Combining two of the freshest voices in contemporary harsh noise, "Her Weeping Echoes" brings together Denmark's Body Stress and Japan's Yasuhito Fujinami. Together they achieve a rare feat, presenting a split release that manages to capture a cohesive sound and atmosphere while still showcasing what makes each artist unique. Body Stress pushes their frenetic approach to noise to even greater extremes on the A-side. This is impossibly fast and pummeling music. Dynamic electronics taken to the limit. Moving beyond cut-up harsh noise into something new; the future is bright. On the flip side, Yasuhito Fujinami joins a small cadre of artists like Tourette, Oscillating Innards, Kazuma Kubota, and Pedestrian Deposit, who manage to seamlessly intersperse tense and beautiful ambient passages with harrowing noise eruptions. Incredibly detailed compositions that tell a story, Yasuhito Fujinami is one of the most exciting artists to emerge from Japan's storied noise underground. Meet your two favorite new artists."
New Forces vol. 8
Zine featuring interviews from Ligature, Interracial Sex, and more