After quite a long period of silence, Geneviève Pasquier returns with a ‘new’ recording, including older live material as bonus. Last decade she did release some highly acclaimed albums, especially via Ant-Zen or UMB (the latter being run by herself and Thorofon / The Musick Wreckers colleague Anton Knilpert (nowadays known as Dan Courtman, if I’m not mistaken).
Concreteweb did publish a review for the untitled Enza Negra EP, which is one of the projects that involves Jose ‘RottenCorpse’ Murcia (hey, Murcia is also the name of the city this guy lives in). The guy runs Craneal Fracture Records too, a label especially known for Noise, Power-Electronics and the likes.
Superbia – avataria – luxuria – invidia – gula – ira – acedia… Who is not craving for all these pleasures of life?... And if you take the first letter of each sinful joy, you’ll have ‘saligia’, which is the name as well for a project by Ghastly. At the end of last decade there were some demonstrational recordings, amongst which the promotional demo Sic Transit Mundi, and under the very same title, Norwegian act Saligia released a first vinyl album in Autumn 2011 via U.K.-based label Barghest.
Mortuus Umbra are a new combo from the city of Tel Aviv, Israel. After a digitally released single, they came with a four-track EP, released the digital way as well as on CD in a co-operation in between Israeli labels Forneus Records and Totalrust Music and now on tape too via No Return (the review for Saligia, by the way, will be written and uploaded very soon!).
GoatChrist is the name for a very young outfit by a very young guy (born during the second half of the nineties) who calls himself Dominator Xul’Ahabra. This guy did perform or still performs under quite some other monikers in bands and solo-projects such as Rancid Entity, Lord Andras / Mundus or Mors Voluntaria a.o. With GoatChrist, he did release a handful of smaller recordings, amongst which The Epic Tragedy Of The Cult Of Enlil, which was digitally released in January 2015.
Arthur Arsenne aka A.Arthur is a ‘famous’ musician within the Drone / Ambient / Experimental / Improvisional scene, as well as the owner of Death Carnival Records and the new label Arsenic Solaris. For both labels I did some reviews lately, as well for some of A.Arthur’s projects, such as L_Arsenne, Arsenne + Cisak + Oleksinski or Lands Of Conifer.
Anoxia, not the ‘disease” but the Metal-group, are a band from Mexico with members involved with e.g. Remains (on March 4th 2016 I did upload the review for their album Evoking Darkness), Dew Of Nothing or Cryptogeny.
Death Carnival Records came up with a very limited split (edition of twenty copies only, minus mine…), a collaborative in between Russia’s Ashley Blues and American one-man army Joli. Both sonically adorn one side of the tape, which comes with mysteriously-attractive artwork.
The name K.F.R (mind the lack of an additional point after the ‘r’!) comes from the Arabic word for ‘käfir’; not the fungus, but a word that means ‘disbeliever’, which was tattooed on the Antichrist’s forehead in Islam. All hail the käfir!
Acid Enema are quite an old outfit by Mr. Abhorrent, who also released material under monikers like Agape Christian Preschool in a very first era, and as Abhorrent, as well as Sangre, … Anyway, the first ones are related to Acid Enema. Under this moniker, he was active during the second half on the nineties especially, as well as the very early 2000’s, but then everything faded away into oblivion… Until now.