Heavy Duty

(Influencing Machine) CD $13.50

Reissue of Entre Vifs’ debut tape (Cthulhu Records 1989), a crucial part of the canon of industrial noise. The chaotic roars of Zorin (musician and visual propagandist in the legendary Le Syndicat) are generated by hand-designed instruments, resulting in one of the most distinctive sounding projects of the era. “Scraping, dragging, sawing, crunching noise,” says Rodger Stella of Macronympha, “the epitome of noise in the late 1980s / early ’90s and this is the most chaotic and raw of their three major releases…. [F]orward-moving, fast-paced and constantly changing noise … the tonal landscape collapsing in on itself and rebuilding in explosions of sound.”