Entries tagged with: Hospital Productions
by Wyatt Marshall
Prurient at Saint Vitus in January (more by Greg Cristman)
NYC label Hospital Productions is hosting a special, non-Wednesday, early (8PM) Nothing Changes party at Home Sweet Home on Sunday, August 10 in mark of the 21st anniversary of the death of Euronymous of the forerunning Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, who was notoriously killed by Varg Vikernes of Burzum. Prurient, Clay Rendering, Lussuria, Dual Action, Sandness and DJ Akitsa (of Montreal black metal band Akitsa) will perform. That's a pretty good smattering of Hospital heavyweights, touching on ambient and noise, and it's a relief for NYC area people who didn't get the chance to catch the "Summer Always Summer" tour with Clay Rendering, Lussuria, and Dual Action, which skipped the area. They'll be playing Mayhem's classic debut album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its entirety at midnight.
Without having to make a case for links between noise/PE and black metal, Hospital Productions has many direct ties to black metal, having released records by Sargeist, Akitsa and Dominick Fernow's own Ash Pool, to name a few, and not to mention that the Hospital store was a trove of black metal obscurities. Also noteworthy is the relatively recent news that Prurient signed to the influential metal label Profound Lore, and Prurient's next album will be produced by Arthur Rizk, who has worked with Power Trip in the past.
Mayhem, and Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth in particular, were massively influential in shaping black metal as we know it today. Aarseth ran the record label Deathlike Silence Productions, responsible for the earliest releases of second wave black metal, and owned the record store Helvete, a nexus of the early Norwegian black metal scene, in Oslo. Euronymous was notoriously murdered by Varg Vikernes, of Burzum, who had recorded with Mayhem and released records on Deathlike Silence. Vikernes served about 15 years of his 21 year sentence in prison for the murder of Euronymous, and was recently found guilty of "inciting racial hatred and glorifying war crimes" in France.
As Hospital sometimes does for live performances, there will be two new tapes released at the show, a Dual Action 8-cassette box titled nightmare angel of the expressways, and Various Algae - Civic Occult Biology, a comp of, presumably, Hospital artists. The show appears to be Prurient's last before heading to Russia, Norway and Austria.
Flyer for the Euronymous tribute show below...
by Wyatt Marshall
London punks Shallow Sanction are a new band from Jesse Cannon of the industrial dark wave duo Natural Assembly (who recently released a video for a new song). Forsaking the dance-y electronics of his other band, Cannon and Shallow Sanction call upon anarcho-punk and death rock to deliver ~2-minute and under angry rippers with a throwback UK feel. The band's currently prepping their debut 6-song EP for Hospital Productions--that EP is due out early this year, but in the meantime you can stream two tracks, "Ouroboros" and the eponymous "Shallow Sanction", below. Also check out the video for "Shallow Sanction", a black and white newsreel-style video of a bombed out landscape and what I think--judging by the words that flash at the bottom of the screen--are closeups of various human organs.
Shallow Sanction just did a Q&A with 13:13--head over there to read a little bit more about the band.
Streams and video below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Cold Cave at 285 Kent, 6/29/2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
The ever-busy Wes Eisold released a new song under his Cold Cave moniker last week titled "Nausea, the Earth and Me." When that single came out, I wondered out loud if we could expect to see a physical release sometime soon -- Cold Cave have been on a run of seven inches lately -- but according to Eisold's personal publishing house/record imprint The Heartworm, there's no use holding your breath as there are currently no plans for a physical release. Last Friday (10/18), though, Cold Cave announced that "Nausea, the Earth and Me" is available to download as part of a three-track EP via iTunes.
In other Wes Eisold news, Cold Cave's Facebook page linked to a stream of Anti Aquarian's first and only EP, Chrome Jesus, today. It's an awesome 10-minute melange of noise, dance-y minimalist electronics and sound effects overlaid with field-recording style chatter that, at one point, develops into an impromptu snippet of Madonna's "Like a Prayer" sung by what sounds like a group of drunk girls. The EP was originally issued as a cassette limited to 200 copies on Dominick Fernow's Hospital Production and should be available on iTunes soon. Meanwhile listen to a stream of Chrome Jesus below.
Speaking of Dominick Fernow, he just released a new Vatican Shadow album titled Remember Your Black Day and will be playing a Halloween show at Output with Silent Servant.
Listen to Chrome Jesus below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Noise artist and sound astronaut Aaron Dilloway's been hyper prolific since leaving the also hyper prolific Detroit noise powerhouse Wolf Eyes. He's released dozens of cassettes, CDs and records over the last eight years, often on his own Hanson Records. One thing he hasn't done too much of? Perform live. Dilloway is headlining a just-announced show in NYC at Saint Vitus on October 1 with Richard Pinhas from the 70's French prog band Heldon (who has collaborated with Wolf Eyes). Support comes from Matthew Regula, John Mannion, and On a Clear Day. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
In other ex-Wolf Eyes news, Mike Connelly (Hair Police) and Tara Connelly (his wife, The Haunting) recently teamed up to form the post-industrial project Clay Rendering. Having released their powerful debut EP, Vengeance Candle, on Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions, they're taking their eerie, reverb drenched pop on the road. The tour hits NYC at Far Rockaway noise venue Red Light District on October 11. It's the venue's first show since Hurricane Sandy. All tour dates are listed, along with the tour flyer and the creepy video for "Nature's Confusion" from the EP, below.
Speaking of Hospital Productions, a new LP from Dominick Fernow's militant techno project Vatican Shadow titled Remember Your Black Day will be released on October 21 through Hospital.
All Clay Rendering dates are listed, along with that video and flyer, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
JK Flesh/Prurient art
Between his remix contributions, work as Jesu and other psuedonyms, and overall pioneering work ethic, it seems somewhat appropriate (but sad) to watch the influential labelHydra Head Records sail off into the sunset with a final release from an artist of Justin Broadrick's influence.
But enough with the tears. The new split, titled Worship is the Cleansing of Imagination, features Broadrick as JK Flesh along with the great noise technician Prurient on the flip, each contributing three songs. (The artwork, with a lightswitch in the "off" position is also perhaps a nod to the label's final bow.) Prurient's noisy, instrumental contributions stray from his aggressive darkwave-y LP, Bermuda Drain, which hit the label last year; while JK Flesh's three tracks come off like a glitch-y cross between Godflesh, drum 'n' bass, John Carpenter soundtracks and some of El-P's noisier productions. Stream tracks from the split below including JK Flesh's "Fear of Fear" which makes its debut here. Preorder yours at Hydra Head before the 12/11/12 release. Long live Hydra Head.
In other Justin Broadrick news, Jesu recently dropped the vinyl version of the 2010 Christmas EP via Robotic Empire, as well as his now sold-out contribution to the Matador Singles Club, "Duchess" b/w "Veiled".
Stream that Christmas EP and songs from the new JK Flesh/Prurient split below.