Urashima Titles (Atrax Morgue + Progetto Morte)
Atrax Morgue - The Pain Is Severe
Marco Corbelli's artistic journey began in the early 90's. Under the pseudonym of Marco Rotula, he started to release a series of fanzines in A5 format. The first was "The pleasure agony", followed by "Sick" and "Murders". The aesthetics of these first fanzines were very sophisticated and the content deals with topics that will follow Marco Corbelli throughout his artistic career: sadism, schizophrenia, insanity, murder, psychosis, necrophilia, diseases, and most importantly death. In 1993, heavily influenced by his obsessions, Marco Corbelli began his musical activities creating the Slaughter Productions label and the Atrax Morgue project. Greatly inspired by Italian Power Electronics act The Sodality, with their 1987 LP ‘’Beyond Unknown Pleasures’’ and from projects as Whitehouse and Brighter Death Now, pioneers of a minimal, evil and visceral electronic, Atrax Morgue released his first tape ‘’In search of death’’ which will be followed by a series of amazing cassettes in the following years.
In 1995 the activity of the Slaughter Productions became more and more frantic, releasing countless tapes. At the end of the same year produced two important works of Atrax Morgue on cassette in a very limited editions. The first titled ‘’An Expression Of Psychic Masochism’’ with one only track that was based on unique white, painful and horrific synth drones; generating a mental alteration that initiates brutal operation of psychic surgery, neuroses and split personality. The tape was released in thirty hand numbered copies wrapped in two black foam pads. The second titled ‘’Catch my agony’’ with two tracks that was founded on abrasive synth drones; the harsh and glacial sound atmosphere melts with murder, necrophilia and dead bodies forming a macabre collage. Work was inspired by novel written by Hugh Fleetwood "The Order of Death", which has also been put on the screen by the Italian director Roberto Faenza. Released in one hundred hand-numbered copies and packed in an outstanding bundle, literally stuck in a real mousetrap. The smell of death is saturated in every sound produced by the brilliant and twisted mind of Marco Corbelli in these two works. Anxiety, alienation and hypochondria turn into a deep paranoia in pain. Without hesitation, the bodies are emptied, leaving the field to an electronics purulence of rare power disconcerting. Finally reprinted in a single LP, tracks were remastered from the original tapes and the record has been pressed on 140 gr black vinyl with black label and black inner sleeve and comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve w/sheet that include credits and art from first original Slaughter Productions logo (from first fanzines), in an edition of 199 copies.
Progetto Morte - Progetto Morte
In 1995 Marco Corbelli shaped an interesting side-project, Progetto Morte, in collaboration with Walter Piano. The outcome of these twisted minds was a tape with the same title of the project recorded at Corbelli's home on June 10, 1995 and released the same year on Slaughter Productions with a booklet with the lyrics of the seven tracks, wrote by Walter Piano in Italian, and with the first Progetto Morte proclamation (translated in English too) revealing the nihilistic concept of this new alliance: the total sense of no-existence.
The tracks on cassette are monolithic machines of industrial death that are portrayed in lovingly, grating and rasping detail, with engines of soul rapine and pulsating, paranoid words eager to slice their way through soft flesh. The putrescence is tangible, and one could almost smell and taste the miasma of decay that pervades the entire vinyl. A blood and thunder, bass heavy assault on the senses. Cold and surgical power electronics inspired by death, diseases and suicide. Reprinted for the first in LP, tracks were remastered from the original tapes and the record has been pressed on 140 gr black vinyl with black label and black inner sleeve and comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve w/booklet with lyrics (in Italian) and flyer from the first USA concert in 1996, in an edition of 199 copies.