“The Story of Lot,” the last single from Norwegian noise rock collective Årabrot, is a left-field turn from an already left-field band. The 15-minute piece is comprised of Kjetil Nernes recounting the Bible’s tale of the drunken, incestuous title character over a propulsive, lurching bassline that amasses harsh electronic noise and feedback as it progresses. With this track, the band has effectively veered into industrial territory, and it’s glorious to hear the genre performed with some teeth again.
“The Story of Lot” will take up much of Årabrot’s new EP, Murder As Art, out today via Red Eye.
While Death Grips’ Government Plates might be one of the most aggressive releases to come from the experimental hip hop trio, it’s also one of their most forgettable, repetitious, short-winded, and half-baked.
The Industrially tinged noise rock act Haunted Horses has come through with one of the heaviest and overwhelming records I’ve heard in this genre in 2013.
Seattle punk duo Haunted Horses have a new LP out titled Watcher. The two describe their industrial-tinged compositions as “satanic space jams,” which makes perfect sense upon listening through Watcher. You can check out the album’s closing track, “White Eyes,” above. Revel in the post-apocalyptic punk magic!
Watcher is out now, and can be streamed here via the duo’s Bandcamp page.
Experimental musician Josh Reed, a.k.a. Kangarot, has a new tape out via Headway Recordings. With its stuttering synth phrases, thudding drum machine sequences, and distorted vocal samples, Nursery of New Stars is an enthralling industrial odyssey. Stream it in full above!
Next month, French techno musician Gesaffelstein will be dropping his long-awaited debut album, Aleph. In the meantime, check out his artsy and unsettling video for lead single “Pursuit,” a song that superbly showcases his decidedly aggressive brand of EDM.
Aleph is scheduled for release on October 28 via EMI.
Factory Floor drops a new series of austere dance tracks with this self-titled album on DFA Records.
After the incredibly textured and forward-thinking the Slip in ’08, Nine Inch Nails returns with a bit of a throwback on Hesitation Marks.
LA noise musician Aaron Dilloway (formerly of Wolf Eyes) is back with a proper follow-up tape to his 2012 tape-loop epic, Modern Jester. Opened Door clocks in at just under 20 minutes, and its A-side might just be the most rhythmic thing Dilloway’s done to date. It actually has a discernible beat, and it oddly resembles Burial’s nocturnal two-step garage esthetic. The B-side is what one might expect from Dilloway–an eerie, formless tape-loop soundscape–but even then, it’s alarmingly mellow by his standards. Give it a listen above!
Opened Door will be released on September 1 via Chondritic Sound.