Saturday, December 22, 2007

Einleitungszeit - Die Menschzerstörung [cassette rip - 1995]

Just got this in the mail off ebay, from what i'm pretty sure was the personal collection of John Balistreri of Slogun. Einleitungszeit are the embodiment of everything i look for in industrial music. A combination of Leichenschrei era SPK mixed with a healthy dose of Befehlsnotstand era Nocturnal Emissions and a complete understanding of nightmarish analog epicness ala Dissecting Table and Vivenza. This early cassette is one of their more "industrial" releases, much of their later work sees the distortion turned way up and the entire atmosphere comes off allot more noisy.

:EDIT: Just Found this review in an old issue of Audio Drudge!

EINLEITUNGSZEIT - die Menschzerstörung
If you're a fan of power electronics this
unnerving cassette will have you pinching
yourself. No, you're not asleep and this is not a
dream, this is pure fucking ecstasy and its in
your tape deck! I don't know What happened in
a small town in Slovakia to spawn its creation,
but whatever it was we could use some of it on
this side of the Atlantic! Take the tortured
mechanical elements of MZ.412, the
sado-digitalized terror of vintage Sigillum S,
and the gritty violent aggression of Genocide
Organ, and combine it with a huge portion of
maniacal originality and you'll begin to get an
idea of Einleitungszeit. But, even with that in
mind, its almost impossible to prepare for the
chaotic brutality of this release... especially at
high volumes! As the machines collide,
annihilate, and pulverize, metallic percussion
drives nails into your spine with the grace of a
sledgehammer. Even as you lay paralyzed and
helpless, treated vocals scream an endless
stream of commands. Tons of shifting layers
and areas explored here and you'll never once
get bored ...just play it loud and prepare for
total sensory overload! Sheesh, I don't think
I've ever used that many exclamation points in
one review before. Crewzine. -JM.
(JM is Jason Mantis of Malignant Records)

I originally discovered this band thanks to the post over at Sean posted 4 great albums and thanks to him i have a new favorite band.

A side
B side
HQ scans of the cassette sleeve and insert included.


Lärm In Werkhallen (6:38)
Aus Dem Vokoder (8:19)
Übermensch (6:06)
Nichts (7:43)
Feiern Den Tod (5:33)
Zerstöre Das! (7:05)
Arbeit Macht Frei (5:42)
Mutation (6:18)
Metalidee (2:07)
Transformation (5:19)
Di-gi-t (7:00)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

C.O.T.A. - Terra-ist (cassette rip, 1994)

This was given to me in a plastic shoppingbag full of cassettes from one of my sister's older friends when i was about 17. Mixed in with a bunch of old mixtapes, peter murphy, sinead o'conner, christian death, and a homemade copy of Spellbound Submission by Sleep Chamber.
At the time i considered it sort of droney non-music and hated it. It's amazing how much perspective i've gained in the past 10 years because listening to it today i like it alot. Slow churning tribal industrial with Minimal chanting/vocals, analog synth and effects. Discogs says there were 222 copies made, "The first 93 of those were packaged in hand-screened and sewn pouches containing an information sheet, volcanic rock, pine resin, sage, snake skin, desert sand, and fire ash." As hippy as that sounds the music is actually rather dark and hypnotic. In 1997 COTA was signed to Charnel House alongside Hybryds and Crash Worship.

Ripped from my original cassette, i left the mp3's as one file per side, there's 4 distinct tracks on each side but low chanting/fx weirdness between tracks so no distinguishable cut point. Scans of the artwork included in part1, click on the pic for fullsize.


Red Bloody Urth
Violent Nature
From Aliens To Indians

Deep Within The Womb Of The Mother (Part 1)
Deep Within The Womb Of The Mother (Part 2)
Deep Within The Womb Of The Mother (Part 3)
Deep Within The Womb Of The Mother (Part 4)

A side
B Side