Chthonic Streams presents the release show for NO WORKERS PARADISE, an 8-hour cassette box set compilation criticizing work as the chief focus of life, through noise and words. Knockdown Center being a former glass and door factory makes it a perfect location for an event concerned with the prevalent role of work in society, particularly in the wake of the Industrial Revolution. Five of the eight artists from the box set will perform live:
WORK/DEATH [Providence, RI]
(Type, Three Songs Of Lenin, Chondritic Sound, Monorail Trespassing)
Operated by Scott Reber, W/D is unapologetic harmonic/melodic moves surfacing through and being submerged by waves of white noise. Reber has integrated a number of approaches (harsh noise, musique concrete, electro-acoustic improv, drone, and the pop song). Reber is something of the noise musician’s noise musician, and his deeply knowledgable and surprisingly technical take on the sound has left those able to source one of his rare tapes or manage to catch a show slack jawed.
THE VOMIT ARSONIST [Providence, RI]
(Malignant Records, Danvers State Recordings)
When one looks at US death industrial, one of the top acts is that of Andrew Grant. Since 2004, his project has evolved into a major force, channeling aggression, negativity, and spite, and molding it into a focused, pinpoint display of barely restrained power and purely dark emotion.
GNAWED [Minneapolis, MN]
(Malignant Records, Maniacal Hatred)
Grant Richardson creates thick layers of synths and harsh noise, topped off by screaming livid, disorienting vocals, creating a terryfying mixture of death industrial and power electronics. Several strong releases since 2009.
(Cryptic Carousel, Out-Of-Body Records, Annihilvs Power Electronix)
Compactor is an interconnected set of mostly obsolete machinery that is manipulated by an anonymous everyman figure known as The Worker. Fragments of Industrial, Noise, Hardcore Techno, Glitch, and others are crushed into soundtracks to the daily grind and the landscape of waste we live and work in.
EXISTENCE IN DECLINE [Nyack, NY]
(RSM, Factotum Tapes, Hospital Productions)
Anthony Saunders’ EID acronym has shifted meanings (previously known as Exercise In Disgust and Explosive Improvised Device), but the overall content remains: raw junk metal harsh noise and minimal electronics for maximum effect.
DJ LE BOURREAU
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