16 BITCH PILE-UP

Bury Me Deep

(Troniks) Used CD $4.00 (Out-of-stock)

A rare album that assuredly sustains a distinct mood of dread throughout its entirety, with the 18-minute “The Dead Boy Would Not Go Away” most successfully enrapturing via minimalism and low-rumbling grime, and “The Earth Was Loose” including an orchestra of motorcycle rev-ups and crashes in the manner of sleazy teen exploitation flicks from the ’50s and ’60s. Bury Me Deep is a bit difficult to process upon the first listen, but coming back to it reveals an incredibly nuanced and pronounced craft, that requires patience and an appreciation for understated disquietude.

BLACK SAND DESERT

Choking On Grave Soil

(Troniks - TRO224) Used CD $5.00

Cinder block snakes pummeling through intricately woven nests, kneading maliciously at the middle. A silver haired piper Greh Holger (Hive Mind / Chondritic Sound) tries calling his snakes back home, stretches his vocal chords deep and wide but only whispers trickle out. Their scales push outward and gash the softness open leaving shards and soggy ash. Meat tears in waves of coarse, uneven static, swelling and expanding. Their buzzing rattles growing larger. The digging continues, getting further inside, spilling wildfire in the folds of flesh. The end is here. A blister-covered whistling tone thins itself into nothing and disappears. They are lost and so is he...

PHIL BLANKENSHIP

Sex Magik

(Troniks - TRO282) CD $7.50 (Out-of-stock)

(Rude Fans - M164) LP (one-sided) $30.00

A legacy-destroying new low. A single session spoken word interpretation of the complete lyrics to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' landmark album Blood Sugar Sex Magik. All audio stumbles, mispronunciation and apartment squeal preserved. Edition of 100.

THE CHERRY POINT / HOWARD STELZER

Untitled

(Troniks) Used LP $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

The duo’s second collaboration uses source sounds by Blankenship, a full-on 100-mph fury carefully atomized and reassembled by Stelzer, who leaves plenty of empty space, a nuclear device draped in lovely gauze. Edition of 161 copies. Paste-on jacket.

THE CHERRY POINT

Black Witchery

(Troniks - TRO223) Used CD $5.00

The dark spell has been cast with this murky potion of macabre frequencies, derelict moans, satanic power and the hideous stench of occult slaughter. Reissues tracks previously released on three-inch CDRs by Chondritic Sound, Fargone Records, and Audiobot.

DEEP JEW

Ugliest Man / Dog Blood

(Troniks - TRO290) LP $6.00

Fucked-up noisecore with black metal undertones, highly recommended by the Funeral Stench blog, so that oughta tell ya something. Repetitive patterns, guitar abuse, harsh drones, feedback control and dominating growls.

GATE TO GATE

I Turn Black Keys

(Troniks - TRO159) Used CD $5.00

This 2005 monster by Greh Holger (of Hive Mind) and Mike Connelly (of Hair Police and Wolf Eyes) collects material from two limited cassettes —Bane (Chrondritic Sound 2004) and House With The Clock In Its Walls (Gods Of Tundra 2005) — and adds the title tracks, a new, thirty-eight-minute opus dedicated to dysfunctional machinery of all kinds.

KNURL

Scyamine

(Troniks - TRO227) Used CD $5.00

The sound of distorted, amplified metal from 2006 by Alan Bloor, whose scrapyard inferno roars with the sounds of feedback and blown speakers, live and raw, produced from found stainless steel. Relentlessly rushing forward, constantly moving through a maze of grinding scrapes and crashes.

LHD

Even Still

(Troniks - TRO298) Used 2xCD $14.00

Two-and-a-half hours covering the LHD vinyl discography recorded between 2002 and 2007 by the double flamethrower unit of Phil Blankenship and John Wiese. Pure West Coast destruction, maximum density and speaker shred. Includes tracks from these sevens: Asthma (Helicopter); Hands of the Priestess (Miisc); Fascination (Swampland); Hotel Fire (P-Tapes); Normandie (Tape Room); Lock Up (Helicopter); Los Angeles (Troniks); and Veiled (Helicopter), and tracks from these twelves: Triple Void (Chondritic Sound): Electrophorus (Collective JYRK): Trap (Troniks), split with Immaculate:Grotesque (Truculent Recordings), plus two previously unreleased bonus tracks. Edition of 200.

SISSY SPACEK

Harm 2

(Troniks - TRO145) LP $16.50

A lo-fi garage clash by Phil Blankenship, Jesse Jackson, Charlie Mumma, Corydon Ronnau and John Wiese, recorded during the same sessions that produced the Harm CD, in preparation for the December 2011 Sissy Spacek tour. Thudding sickness, black-souled vocal retch, and thrashing violence turn to blistering white out. Recorded direct to tape and straight to hell at F-House. Packaged in tip-on jackets with stickers and letter size insert. Labels are stamped. Edition of 100.

SISSY SPACEK

Harm

(Troniks - TRO296) CD $7.50 (Out-of-stock)

A lo-fi garage clash by Phil Blankenship, Jesse Jackson, Charlie Mumma, Corydon Ronnau and John Wiese, recorded during preparation for the December 2011 Sissy Spacek tour. Thudding sickness, black-souled vocal retch, and thrashing violence turn to blistering white out. Recorded direct to tape and straight to hell at F-House. Edition of 200.

SPINE SCAVENGER

Shackles of Man-Measured Time

(Troniks - TRO275) LP $6.00 (Out-of-stock)

Modular synth sickness from Aaron Dilloway. Edition of 400.

WHITE GOLD

White Gold

(Troniks - TRO297) CD $7.50 (Out-of-stock)

A Wiese / Blankenship maelstrom at maximum fucking pressure. Over forty minutes of new harsh electronics from the duo behind LHD. A white hot sheet of deafening sound recorded August 2011. Edition of 150.

JOHN WIESE

Teenage Hallucination: 1992-1999

(Troniks) CD $9.00

From pure analog bedroom havoc to intense cut-up harsh noise blasts, Wiese steadily developed his highly personal and specific style of extreme music while trying to survive the St. Louis experience. Fifty-two tracks, including the best material from Catwoman 7-inch, split LP with The Haters, split 5-inch with Panicsville, collaborative tracks with GX Jupitter-Larsen and Corydon Ronnau of Sissy Spacek, and unreleased and unheard tracks of isolated Midwest basement obscurity.

JOHN WIESE

Mirror

(Troniks - TRO299) CD $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

A minimal and mesmerizing piece of real-time tape music exploring stark and brutal elements for absolute immersion. Mirror is simultaneously the extended soundtrack for a new video work by Wiese and a reissue of the long sold-out Tumbler LP (No Fun Productions 2006), remastered for playback intensity and with all new visuals.