Urashima LPs (Masonna, Incapacitants, Atrax Morgue, Bizarre Uproar)
Incapacitants - I, Residuum
he holy grail comes with “I, Residuum” , a devastating release from 1997, whose sound is particularly impressive, painfully dense and full of detail – there's very little air to breathe here. It's basically an Incapacitants all-in-one featuring the trademark frenzy, exciting psychedelics and sonic bulldoze, all sounding crystal clear. Just pure, unadulterated electronic distortion of the highest quality done by two of the masters who have ever turned the knob on a distortion pedal that is fun, terrifying, hypnotic and fascinating all at the same time; their noise takes root not in violence or gimmickry, but in pure energy. Incapacitants create inexhaustible chaos verging on the sublime, and take you on a truly excruciating journey toward catharsis. This is truly the spirit of noise: no macho posturing, no pseudo-intellectualism, no "rocking out," no pretense!
Masonna - Open Your Cunt
Masonna’s abundant productions on his own legendary and astonishing label were presented in very limited edition, sometime totally confidential (one sole copy), and reflect his predilection for 60’s psychedelic music revisited in its own very peculiar way. Mystic Another Selection Of Nurse's Naked Anthology is known for his very abrasive harsh noise that’s mostly made up of lots of distorted screaming and “Open your cunt’’ definitely has tons of that. This early work is not released on Coquette, but on two other fabulous Japanese labels: Beast 666 Tapes in 1989 and Vanilla Records in 1990 in limited quantities. Tape is very loud, noisy, and has lots of angry energy. The distortion and effects on the vocals are top notch, they in combination with his awesome screaming create a complete audio assault. In this eleven songs focuses an electrically overcharged universe, punctuating the electric and vocal sonorous power with some quite moments and brief interruptions, conferring a very particular dynamic to these tracks.
Atrax Morgue - Cut My Throat
Urashima present a reissue of Atrax Morgue's Cut My Throat, originally released in 1995. Atrax Morgue is anxious and psychotic side of the power electronics and industrial music. With the help of an analog synth, Marco Corbelli blows up emotions and delusions, cutting out the hard way inspired portraits of phobias and deviations. Cut My Throat is recorded straight off and in a day. The first CD of the artist contains two paths based on typical analog drones that characterize all the first production of Atrax Morgue. The tracks on here are monolithic machines of industrial death that are portrayed in lovingly grating and rasping detail, with engines of soul rapine and pulsating contraptions 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 seminal power electronics masterpiece for this unforgotten cult artist. Reprinted for the first time on LP. Includes bonus CD with all the LP tracks, plus all tracks from Atrax Morgue's Homicidal Texture tape (1995). 140 gram vinyl; Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard; Black label and black inner sleeve; Includes an insert and a poster; Edition of 199.
Atrax Morgue - The Pain Is Severe
Marco Corbelli's artistic journey began in the early '90s. 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 would 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 and projects such as Whitehouse and Brighter Death Now, pioneers of a minimal, evil and visceral electronic, Atrax Morgue released his first tape In Search Of Death (1993) which would 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 they produced two important works by Atrax Morgue. The first was 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 second was titled Catch My Agony with two tracks that were 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 (1976), which has also been put on the screen by the Italian director Roberto Faenza (1983). It was originally 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. Comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeve; Includes a sheet with credits and art from first original Slaughter Productions logo (from the first fanzines); Black inner sleeve; Remastered from the original tapes; 140 gram vinyl; Edition of 199.
Jason Crumer - Ottoman Black
'Fresh off his solo breakthrough LP on the legendary RRR label, Future With No Chance, Jason crumer returns with Ottoman Black, an album of midnight drones and true noise. Using powerfully clear electronics as a base for declarative noise bursts, crumer manipulates the sounds with a resounding animosity. In the vein of past Hospital releases from Pedestrian Deposit and Air Conditioning, crumer yields his mean streak to an array of silences over the course of the album. The theme here is personal relations; tracks like 'Betrayal After Betrayal' have a conversational quality, both the screams and the muffles, the physicality. 'Where Were You' is an actionist-influenced piece of torture. Theres nothing not painful here, especially the quiet; the peaks are almost a relief. Ottoman Black is a stern and unforgiving universe.' Hospital Productions.
Bizarre Uproar - Amputaatio
A monumental suffocating grind that tremor with the physical density and ritual ambience of late BU saga live-performances. The material on the LP bridge eras "Vihameditaatio" (2014) to "Rape Africa" (2012); and consists of two structured compositions of lengthy, slow-crawling, torturous nature. The instrumentation and compositional strategies extend the groundwork defined on "Vihameditaatio", and is subtly balanced with "Rape Africa's" static rawness and brutally imploding gutter-vacuum. The metamorphosis of the two otic stances plus live-sound fervor, cement "Amputaatio" as a meditative and destructive volcanic mass that froth with malignant intent. All out rotten. Sheer bestiality. Total alienating filth. Recorded in the BU bunker Autumn 2014. Mastered by SS-Pekka.
Bizarre Uproar - Likainen Ehtoollinen
Urashima present a reissue of Bizarre Uproar's Likainen Ehtoollinen, originally released on tape in 2008. Bizarre Uproar is a colossal phenomenon in Finnish harsh noise scene. Throughout the years, this artist has gradually taken the Bizarre Uproar concept to more and more extreme level. Wrapped in darkness, tight as second skin - Suffocating (like) latex mask. Likainen Ehtoollinen, originally released on Filth & Violence in 2008, is the purification in filth and violence, cleansed in flesh and blood that are shit and piss, enlightenment in everlasting ejaculation. New extremes in sonic bizarre domination.
The Haters - Future Cheers
The Haters are a noise and conceptual art troupe from the United States. Founded in 1979, they are one of the earliest and most well-known acts in the modern noise scene. The group is primarily the work of the Hollywood, California-based musician, artist, writer, and film-maker GX Jupitter-Larsen, accompanied by a constantly changing line-up of other "members," usually local experimental musicians and artists in whatever town in which a Haters performance happens to take place. Future Cheers was an early astonishing cassette remastered and remixed for this reissue by GX in Los Angeles, 2016. "I destroy out of joy, not despair. I don't destroy out of anger. I destroy out of curiosity. I tear things apart to see what makes them tick. I want to take time apart to see what makes it tick-tock. I enjoy destroying everything because I enjoy leaving nothing un-destroyed. My noise acts as a kind of audio account or authentic evidence of this ceaseless, perpetual bittersweet happiness we call entropy." -- GX.