AIRWAY

Live At Lace

(Harbinger Sound - HAS047) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Limited vinyl reissue of the ultra-scarce 1978 Los Angeles Free Music Society album. Mastered by Airway founder Joe Potts during 2006. This set is limited to 500 copies with a sleeve based on the Japanese export edition of the original, along the same lines as the previous CD edition. Contains a portfolio of live flyers, etc. 41 minutes of bliss that's nothing like the shorter, messed with version that turned up on the LAFMS 10CD boxset.

AIRWAY / HIJO KAIDAN

Airway / Hijokaidan

(Harbinger Sound - HAS099) split LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Released to coincide with the LAFMS retrospective in London. Legendary free jazz percussionist Sabu Toyozumi joins Jojo Hiroshige on guitar, Junko on vocals and Toshiji Mikawa and Fumio Kosakai on electronics on this live recording from late 2009. The maddest of LAFMS mad dogs feature Joe Potts, Rick Potts, Tom Recchion, Dennis Duck, John Duncan, Fredrik Nilsen, Vetza, Linda Pitmon and Aaron Moore on this live recording from 2009.

CURFEW RECORDINGS

Curfew Recordings

(Harbinger Sound - 110) CD $16.50 (Out-of-stock)

All-acoustic, unprocessed recordings from 1984 by John Smith (then publisher of Interchange magazine), Sean Dower (ex-Death Magazine 52, later of Bow Gamelan Ensemble) and John Mylotte (Metgumbnerbone). Bull roarers, spirit whistles, human thigh-bone trumpet, chimes, pipes, gongs, flutes, drums, projectiles, scraped and bowed glass, metal, bones, wood and other objects and materials recorded inside a ten-meter-by-twenty-six-meter steel-plated cylindrical structure once used for bitumen storage located at a disused industrial site on the river Tyne. Edition of 300.

DEATH MAGAZINE 52

Death Magazine 52

(Harbinger Sound - 078) Used 2xLP $22.00 (Out-of-stock)

Our friends at Volcanic Tongue’s hysteria-pitch enthusiasm about this unlikely Harbinger Sound excavation and rescue is more contagious than necrotizing fascitis. This “revelatory 2xLP … bundles all extant recordings...: studio recordings ... insane live shows, including an afternoon gig in front of ... teenage girls at Queen Marys Girlschool in Walsall, as well as their closing Equinox performance” in London 1983. “The studio recordings are massively crude bass-and-percussion-heavy industrial jams with an urgent new wave edge, wobbly brass and electro stylings that come out of the Heathen Earth songbook, some classic entropic junk ritual, and fucked-up tape work. The live recordings have a wilder, ritualistic appeal, with a Wolverhampton show that crosses punk-primitive brass and headhunter horns with free percussion rallies…. [T]he Girlschool show and the Equinox event recording … are the real gravy…. [A] few brief minutes of absolute refusenik out-of-time percussion and slowly expiring brass runs, complete with guest vocalist Philip Best from Whitehouse / Consumer Electronics, leads into a police bust that comes over as some of the most hilarious industrial theatre ever put to wax.”

DEBT OF NATURE

Order: Spoil The Entire State

(Harbinger Sound) LP $22.00 (Out-of-stock)

Incredible archival recordings from the 1980s by the noise orchestra of Brad Laner (Medicine, Savage Republic, Electric Company, Unsound magazine) and Jim Goodall (Medicine, Severed Head In A Bag, DD Dobson, Whitehouse), featuring LAFMS superstars such as Solid Eye’s Rick Potts and Joseph Hammer and unknown San Fernando Valley noise geniuses. Epic spontaneous compositions created with tape recorders, short wave radios, cheap synths, random orchestral instruments and circuit-bent gear -- all unleashed in front of an unsuspecting Wall Of Voodoo audience. In their day they released cassettes on ARPH and Laner’s Party Sound Tapes label, and appeared on compilations released by The Minutemen’s New Alliance imprint, New Underground, and Trance Port. Prior to hitting the big time with Medicine, Laner and Goddall could be found in The Steaming Coils, and Laner working with Fourwaycross, Nervous Gender and others. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2013

DEEPKISS 720

Pace X Friction

(Harbinger Sound) Used LP picture disc $40.00

Psilocybin psychosis from Jason Williams on this eclectic and terminally unclassifiable opus featuring genre-bending plunderphonics, lo-tech glitch, pre-laptop cut ups and general sonic mayhem.

DEFEKTRO

Hard Luck Heart

(Harbinger Sound - HAS024) 7-inch $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Powerhouse psychedelic Japanese / Australian noise trio featuring Ayako Honda, Hirofumi Uchino and Laura Oyaizu who use gadgets, junk and fuzz to generate tempestuous post-industrial metal machine music.

DIETER MUH

Aaakal

(Harbinger Sound - HAS031) 7-inch $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Dave Uden and Steve Cammack of this long-term UK avant/industrial unit blast a solo side each. Camouflage vinyl.

EMIL BEAULIEAU

America's Greatest Living Noise Artist

(Harbinger Sound - HAS025) 2xLP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

The brainiac behind legendary noise label RRRecords trashes early jewels from the Harbinger back catalogue (Pain Jerk's Spitfire album and Putrefier's Simulated Vapours LP). Waves of noise, locked grooves, hand carved grooves.

EVIL MOISTURE / HANATARASH

Fatanarchy On Airtube

(Harbinger Sound - HAS033) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

The long-awaited collaboration record by Yamastuka Eye and Andy Bolus. Performed, mixed and designed between 1994 and 2004, this is as weird and confusing as it gets. Including jaw-dropping takes on "Eye of the Tiger" and The Exploited's "Sex and Violence."

HAIR POLICE

Empty Quarter

(Harbinger Sound) CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

New 2007 recordings from the Beatty / Tremaine / Connelly trio. Digipack packaging. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Recorded in Ypsilanti, Michigan, January/March 2007.

HAIR POLICE

Stay In Bodies

(Harbinger Sound) Used LP $45.00

“Their ability to make lo-fi shit noise sound so miserably slow and fierce is admirable,” reckons Freak Animal. “It sounds like neither drone, nor sludge. No Sunn O))), no standard harsh noise. It’s hardly ‘music’, yet they do play something…. On the B-side, very tasty and most roughest tape manipulations! Should have been longer.” Released as a tour LP. Edition of 100

INCAPACITANTS

Lon Guy

(Harbinger Sound - HAS045) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

Shit-your-pants loud, or another day at the office for Mikawa and Kosakai.

JFK

Teenage Fantasy 1987-88

(Harbinger Sound - 071) 2xLP $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

It’s an entire day for pilfering insights from our friends at Volcanic Tongue — do try to keep up, there’s a good lad. This “[m]assively potent retrospective collection of early work by Anthony Di Franco of Ramleh … bundles the Il Pach Preserve and Woelf cassettes (Broken Flag 1987 and 1988) with two previously unreleased tracks and a track from the Inna Inner Amen cassette (Sound of Pig 1988). Like the early Total and Skullflower sides, JfK seem deformed by the first wave of avant rock coming out of the USA post-Sonic Youth but with an intense / ecstatic industrial overload…. [C]ombinations of lightning strikes of bass, chainsaw fuzz, pugilistic a-temporal drum machine assaults and warped, urgent vocals – think Suicide, Chrome, the opening chords of ‘Iron Man,’ all reduced to insane gravities of electricity.”

ALICE KEMP

Impregnator Of The Death Mouth

(Harbinger Sound - 112) 7-inch $11.25 (Out-of-stock)

The first solo vinyl release by this South England multimedia artist who has been active in the field of radical sound and performance art for 20+ years. Twelve-page full-color booklet. Edition of 150. Listen to a two-minute edit of side one: https://soundcloud.com/germseed/alice-kemp-harbinger112-1

KLEISTWAHR

Arsonicide

(Harbinger Sound - 103) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Arsonicide matches the early hysterical Whitehouse sound with harsh oscillating feedback, electronics and wild vocal assaults,” explain our friends at Volcanic Tongue, who remain amazed by Gary Mundy’s bloody-minded noise from 1983 “that combines arcing cracked synth tones and sudden explosions of voice, matching the best of Maurizio Bianchi’s ‘symphonic’ work but with a supremely crude UK DIY edge that is particularly satisfying. On the flip the electronics get even more alienated and extreme, with minimal Morse Code patterns dancing beneath flat-line feedback drones and waves of minimal tone threat.” Edition of 250 copies.

KLEISTWAHR

Myth

(Harbinger Sound - 102) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Our friends at Volcanic Tongue tell you everything you need to know about this classic industrial album by Gary Mundy: as one of the earliest releases on Broken Flag in 1983, Myth successfully liberates rock’n’roll from the service of generic form. “The first track is massively psychedelic,” they go on to say, “With a churning miasmic appeal that sounds like it’s devouring several decades of outlaw sound with alla the triumphal Non of the first Faust album. Later tracks are a little more pugilistic, with electronics that double all over themselves again and again, generating hypnotic matrices of pulse-based melodies and whooshing outer space effects.” Edition of 250.

KUTZKELINA / RAIONBASHI

Aktion 091216 Berlin

(Harbinger Sound - 089) LP $22.50 (Out-of-stock)

A “full blown ritual” duet involving the washing of hands, nailing of wood to the stage floor, the humbling act of drying each other, and then, of course, the relatively mundane sounds themselves which, taken as a whole, are extremely unsettling. Barking dogs, snoring, shouting females, ringing bells and a lazy accordion transform into a bizarre and deeply unnerving platform for a flattening blast of noise eruption, pigs eating, sounds of eerie and unidentifiable provenance, and Kutzkelina’s incredible yodeling. A dizzying cacophony that’ll make your head swim. Edition of 100

KYLIE MINOISE / NACHT INSECTEN

Beyond the Stellar Filth

(Harbinger Sound) Used Split LP $15.00

Nacht Insecten’s screams and shifting tonal buzzes are better than trepanning, and cheaper, too, while Kylie Minoise’s slow-burning noise drone lasts longer than any of his live shows.

OLYMPIC SHIT MAN

Supercharge

(Harbinger Sound) 2xLP $30.00 (Out-of-stock)

“Prime mid-’90s noise muck” is how our comrades at Idwal Fisher describe this short-lived collaboration between Andy Bolus (aka Evil Moisture) and Mark Durgan (aka Putrifier and participator in Nihilist Assault Group). Originally released on cassette in 1995 by Macronympha’s Mother Savage imprint, Harbinger Sound’s vinyl reissue adds live recordings from 1994 and 2006. “Bizarre as it sounds, Durgan’s well oiled noise gadgets do indeed feel as one with Bolus’s layout of v-techs abortions, toy guns, and broken things that go kkkkrrrrrkkkk, but it’s the 2006 show in Antwerp that hits the spot…. Supercharge meanwhile is alive with TV and film samples, angular noise farts, socket abuse, dustbin torture, unidentified scrape, eruptions of speaker distortion, shortwave whine, high pitched skree. The onslaught is incessant but at times gaps do appear, presumably these being when Bolus’s equipment breaks down and Durgan carries on in his own manly fashion…. To add to the all ’round madness ... you also get a decent-sized magazine of Bolus-drawn insanity….” Edition of 250.

PAIN JERK / JOHN WIESE

Terrazzo

(Harbinger Sound) CD $11.25 (Out-of-stock)

Collaboration between Los Angeles noise giant and Tokyo noise legend.

PUTREFIER / ROMANCE

Live Interlacing

(Harbinger Sound - HAS063) LP $25.00 (Out-of-stock)

Collaboration by Mark Durgan (Putrefier) and Dean Glaister (Romance). Minimal, low-level circuitry making allusive crackling connections between sudden pin-points of fuzz and architectures of pure current a la European electronic improvisers like Voice Crack, Hugh Davies and Michel Waisvisz. Each jacket has a unique paste-on image. Edition of 250 copies.

PUTREFIER

Hypertension Classics Volume 2

(Harbinger Sound - HAS030) 4xCD $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

Mark Durgan has been doin' the lord's work within UK noise since 1986 (via his Birthbiter label) and keeping his shoulder to the wheel with recordings for Broken Flag, Artware, MSBR, RRR and others. This luscious doorstop collects the long out-of-print "Hypertension Classics" double-seven (sold at shows in Japan in the 90s), plus a four-hour “noise assault [that] combines the mid-air ectoplasmic gloop of mid-period Merzbow with a bone-grasping tactile edge that seems to come more out of post-Industrial DIY traditions as articulated by New Blockaders.…” according to our astute colleagues at Volcanic Tongue.

RAMLEH

Awake!

(Harbinger Sound - 054) 8xCD $85.00 (Out-of-stock)

Harbinger Sound's CD version expands upon the original 6x cassette (Broken Flag 1985) to include an additional recording of the Live at Morden Tower show, and "Fistfuck 2," which was omitted from the original release in error. Comes in a ten-inch deluxe boxset with each disc individually packaged in a digipak. Includes poster, two pins, signed insert and book. Edition of 500.

DAMION ROMERO

Feedback In A Lover’s Telegraph

(Harbinger Sound) Used CD $9.00

Two tracks, twenty-six minutes-plus apiece. Twenty-two-panel folver in PVC envelope with stickers.

S.P.I.T.E.

Violence

(Harbinger Sound - HAS095) LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

Vinyl reissue of this scarce cassette (Broken Flag 1982) by Gary Mundy, recorded just before the formation of Ramleh, and his later solo workings as Kleistwahr. Simple, crude and effective power electronics created with the same equipment used on later classic recordings. Ink-stamped sleeve. Second edition of 200.

SLEAFORD MODS

Austerity Dogs

(Harbinger Sound - 106) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

(Harbinger Sound - 106) LP $22.50 (Out-of-stock)

Sleaford Mods are the product of Britain’s harsh reality -- a punk band that, through lack of sympathy for the human race, replaced its members with a laptop. Their songs are fueled with working class philosophy, and the vibe is bleak. Comparable to the delivery of John Cooper Clarke, Steve Ignorant, Ian Dury, the pumping bass riffs of The Fall, the cheap synth beats of The Normal.

SLEAFORD MODS

Divide And Exit

(Harbinger Sound - 121) CD $12.00 (Out-of-stock)

(Harbinger Sound - 121) LP $22.50 (Out-of-stock)

In a surprising turn of events, Pitchfork has some detailed thoughts about Sealford Mods’ second full-length LP for Harbinger Sound. “Singer Jason Williamson speed-talks bile while Andrew Fearn provides coarse backing tracks, which barely get beyond cheap plastic keyboard presets…. Divide and Exit is about as punk as punk gets in 2014. Williamson sounds charged, wired, determined to make one last go of things, simultaneously expressing his frustration at the helplessness of it all and finding his words taking him somewhere beyond his current predicament…. [Their] songs follow a simple formula, repeated 14 times on Divide and Exit. Fearn triggers his economical music, allowing it to repeat until close, while Williamson gets lost in a blizzard of words, sometimes to the point of tripping over himself…. Profanity, jokes, and commentary come thick and fast, with Williamson often sounding like he’s in an argument with himself…, a universal expression of exasperation…. Some of the acts regularly mentioned in the same breath as Sleaford Mods include The Streets, The Fall, and English punk-poet John Cooper Clarke. There are traces of those artists here, but only dim ones in the overall picture…. The crude nature of this music as a mode of overall expression, whether it’s in the unrelenting use of swearing or in Fearn’s cloddish rhythms, might be the most powerful tool this band has at its disposal…. The works are raw and technically poor, but the bitterness and hatred they express is overwhelming, illustrating how base feeling, when expressed with such belief, can overcome any window dressing put up around it.”

SMALL CRUEL PARTY

Unroof The House Of The Fishes

(Harbinger Sound - 114) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

First-time vinyl reissue of this cryptic cassette (G.R.O.S.S. 1993), noted by our friends at Volcanic Tongue for its “rigorous, eerie compositional feel … with inchoate shapes and odd, grating sonorities inserted into the two side long tracks in a way that is quite uncomfortable, undermining the piece’s sense of space and somehow constantly forcing you to re-think or re-process your perspective…. [T]ranscendentally odd and strangely moving…, blurring the line between classic noise, timbrally aggressive improvisation, laminal tape work and homemade minimalist ritual….”

SMALL CRUEL PARTY

An Accident In Substance

(Harbinger Sound) 3xCD $22.50 (Out-of-stock)

A massive retrospective, with tracks from out-of-print seven-inches and compilation submissions. “Even The Lives Of Our Grandfathers” (Methods of Achieving Satisfaction in a Goal-Oriented Society [Apraxia]); “Some Movements” (Nature Morte 2 [E’ostrate]); “Wind On Jets,” “Every Force Evolves A Form,” and “Micromelistmata” (Anodyne Effect of Habit [Small Cruel Party]); “12 Breaths On Shore” and “Seminal Brainpan” (Seminal Brainpan [Dom America]); “Without Arms But With Some Kind Of Peculiar Attachment” (Dedication-Zweite Auslese [Artware]); “Before The Dream” and “Of The Still Earth” (Before the Dream [Drone]); “Home Borders : Circling Outward Past Edge To Rest, Awaken” (Shiroseasons [Shirocoal]); “Cold Hell” and “This Moment” (The Subtle Body [Banned Production]); “Vasana” (Noisenet #4 [NOISE]); “1860-xii-30 Birds Explore Trees 15-v-1960” (America The Beautiful [RRR]); “Notes On Use” (Howard 31 [Artware]); “Double Entrance” (Precipitation [Partial]); “Sister - Well – Brother” (from split acetate with Daniel Menche [MSBR]); “Red, Wide And Driving” (Killing Me Softly With Noise [NOISE]); “7-1114/357-730 The Light Itself” (Parasit [Ant-Zen]); “Iron Moment” (Interference [23five]); “La Poussiere Des Murs Detruit Le Passe” (Regeneration – Degenerescence [Kaon]); “For The Coil Of Copper Underwood” (…And The Vultures Miss Nothing [Harbinger Sound]); “Second Honor: It’s Forever Again” (Links Outta Here [Generator Sound Art]); “To Have Been Seen” (To Have Been Seen [Shirocoal]); “Ceremonies Of Memory I & II” (Ceremonies of Memory [Fylkingen Records]); “Objects As They Change” (10 x 10 [Banned Production]).

SMEGMA

Pigs for Lepers

(Harbinger Sound - H043) CD $9.00 (Out-of-stock)

Reissue of second long-player, originally the seventh release on the band’s Pigface Records imprint back in 1982. With an eight-page color booklet of artwork and photographs from the archives. Bonus track “Mutant Baby” was recorded live in 1979 and appeared on an obscure Trap Records compilation.

SMEGMA

Nattering Naybobs of Negativity

(Harbinger Sound - 051) CD $15.00

Digital reissue of Smegma’s 1987 LP (Dead Man's Curve 1988), rounded out with the studio recordings from the Morass cassette (Soleilmoon 1988). Contains twenty-one tracks and an eight-page booklet featuring the complete Smegma discography up to 1988.

SPOILS & RELICS

Sins Of Omission

(Harbinger Sound - 113) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

“All manner of hard-to-identify sounds that could have been made inside a deep sea diver’s helmet at 20,000 fathoms,” muses our friend at Idwal Fisher. “[S]hortwave trawls [pick] up single, impossible-to-translate words, slight squeaks, wheezes and heaves…, budgie cages … shaken in empty houses, lo-fi electronic squawk, bottles … kicked around a stone floor, parps culled from small boxes with switches on them, electro-acoustic dub, dried peas rattling around a Quality Street tin, a mass beetle exodus…. The mood in places is austere, in others noisy, in some contemplative….” Attn magazine seems to concur: “A mutating web of feedback, choral echoes and lo-fi loops…. It’s a real nightmare collage…, a blast of screaming electronics [one minute], like someone tampering with the cockpit controls, and the next it’s tornado of factory noise and alien sex. Musique concrète for the mind’s darker, more paranoid recesses, with a gorgeously sparse latter half of noise squeals fed through some sort of astronaut intercom.”

STORM BUGS

A Safe Substitute

(Harbinger Sound - 096) LP $17.50 (Out-of-stock)

Swaying pendulums of corroded bloop, grayscale warble, and hollowed out rhythms triggered from filter-fucked, synthesizer-generated arpeggios, upon which are grafted passages of alternately morose and plangent song structure fragmentation. “Both sides [of Harbinger Sound’s reissue] show what fertile times [the late 1970s] were for experimentation,” comments our friend at Idwal Fisher admiringly. “Detailed sleeve notes [and] a track-by-track break down reveal the use of tape delay, loops, the re-routing of signals..., low-frequency oscillators…, two VCS3s and a Synthi A…. ‘Hodge’ [feeds] a shortwave jamming signal … through the VCS3 with the LFO chopping up the remains … [resulting in a] thudding beat in which radio waves float in and out of hearing range, the beat becoming louder as the signal fades. ‘Blackheath Episodes’ uses three synths to produce a rhythm track in which various modes of the beat are tweaked while the two VCS3s provide background drones…. [Vocals on] the eerie ‘Mesh of Wire’ … are fed through two reel-to-reels, with a background of plodding ritualistic thump…, [which on] ‘Objective’ … becomes a slowly sequenced funeral beat with the addition of a haunting cornet and a drifting voice extolling the virtues of beans.” Originally released by Snatch Tapes in 1980. Red vinyl. Edition of 250

VAGINA DENTATA ORGAN

Live In Berlin

(Harbinger Sound - 107) LP picture disc $28.50 (Out-of-stock)

Recorded live at NK in Berlin on March 31, 2012, previously released as a limited edition CDR by Tochnit Aleph, the performance begins with a solo violin piece. Mayhem follows when Calanda drummers enter the gallery and Jordi Valls emerges breaking mirrors. From the speakers comes the sound of earlier VDO records and looped applause. The performance is cynical and nihilistic, yet also instantly mythical. The full performance, all twelve minutes of it, on one side, backed with a test tone on the flip, for those who accept the surreal concept and appreciate the razor blade sense of realism. Edition of 100

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Le Couperet: Music For The Crimes Of Dr. Petiot

(Harbinger Sound - 105) LP $18.00 (Out-of-stock)

First-time vinyl reissue since its original release on cassette (Broken Flag 1983). According to our friends at Norman Records, “Third Phase’s ‘Ashley Grove’ … sounds like a giant robotic bee dying a slow and painful death, gradually … becoming increasingly deranged [from] slow-motion weirdo guitar scraping and feedback…. Vortex Campaign’s ‘Live Tielt / Torhout’ … underpin[s] crude and primitive screeching and squealing racket [with] simple, almost mechanical-sounding pots-and-pans … percussion…. [The idiosyncratic style of] Ramleh’s ‘Live Emaciator’ [sounds] like … the engine of [a] conked-out Datsun Cherry … on a frosty English morning … [with] blue murder [shouted] into the exhaust pipe … result[ing in] an indecipherable phased vocal assault…. The New Blockaders create an almighty riot of industrial clattering…, bludgeoning everything in sight…. Citipati [sound] like some kind of malfunctioning bandsaw / moped hybrid contraption…. Depilate Corps close the show with … sinister undertones and [drunken Dad] vocals.” Edition of 300.

VEHIKEL & GEFÄSS

Hirrnkopter Hellikranck

(Harbinger Sound) LP $22.50 (Out-of-stock)

Early destructive outbursts by Joke Lanz (Sudden Infant) and Rudolf Eb.er (Runzelstirn Und Gurgelstock). Previously released on cassette (Schimpfluch 1989), this fusion of “audio snippets, moments of eerie keyboard hypnosis, cartoon effects, amplified body sounds, animals, song, etc., into dense jump-cutting compositions,” note our friends at Volcanic Tongue, comes across “as the aural equivalent of tuning across radio frequencies, occasionally settling on sources for long seconds before exploding into life and activity. The set has some of the constant content-exploding power of classic noise ... while turning the incessant sensory / information bombardment into an eviscerated form that ... empt[ies] it of ‘meaning’ and re-birth[s] it as a form of pure sensory wuh.”

XX COMMITTEE

Network

(Harbinger Sound) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)

COMING SOON. The idea behind Network was a simple one. When Thermidor first released the album in 1983, Chris Scarpino and Scott Foust were hoping to strip industrial music, which they both enjoyed, of all its rock moves and create a music that sounded like idealized heavy industrial machinery. “We thought the repetition of our music, as well as the sound, was a radical critique of the exploitive nature of work under consumer-capitalism,” says Foust. “We wanted to make machine-like anthems of negativity, but like the sound of heavy machinery, with a stark and powerful beauty.”