Noise release from the States on Pro-Noise. Don Garnelli conjure a slightly overlong but sweltering and magnetic experience, deftly balancing crushing frequency pulses, Synthtone binary overkill, solid Noise wall construct with quiet self reflection and ponderous, circular Drone, ‘War Of Currents’ is a recording worth poring over; the confident use of notes and tones within the swirling Noise, as well as their reluctance to follow any particualr style or ‘trend’ in Noise keeps this thing engaging. I couldn’t really call this Harsh, but I could certainly call it loud Ambient, if that makes any sense. As I mentioned, I feel a few of these compositions slightly overstay their welcome, losing dynamism at the expense of a few minutes too many exploring a particular sound or motif, but this is still an excellent, weird, engaging release.
Insane building-levelling Goregrind/Gorenoise from Active Stenosis, everyone’s favourite one man drum machine Gore monstrosity. The gentleman behind this project is also behind Mennometrorrhagia, NX5 and Hydropsy, all also excellent. Extremely dynamic, engaging drum programming with ping Snare blasts, walls of sharp Guitar and gruesome gurgle Vocal, vomit roaring aquatic madness. So destructive, so rancid. This stuff falls on the Gorier side of Gorenoise, if purely from a compositional perspective; aesthetically and production-wise this is closer to Urine Festival than say Carcass or Regurgitate, but is replete with the kind of disgusting groove, deadly riffs and *ahem* catchiness found in those latter two bands. Noisy and chaotic yet precise and razor sharp. Essential.