Masami Akita & Russell Haswell – Satanstornade
|A1||Unlock The Mysteries Of The Sun|
|B1||Fend Off Your Miserable Grief|
|B2||Testicular Fortitude (Edit)|
|B3||Track 5 (Edit)|
- Computer [Apple 1400c/166 Powerbook & Various Software] –
- Computer [Apple G3 Powerbook & Various Software] –
- Mastered By [Pre-Mastering], Edited By [Edits, Edits For This Format] –
- Mastered By [Vinyl Mastered By] –
- Transferred By [Digital MD to Hardisk Transfer] –
Digital MD to hardisk transfer by Oswald Berthold, pre-mastering & edits by Russell Haswell @ Mego Berlin 05.10.99 & 10.10.99. Edits for this format by Russell Haswell in Coventry 01.07.01 & 03.07.01
Vinyl mastering by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin 20.07.01
Growls directed at: Berthold, Gilbert, Pieper...
Note: headphone listening at maximum volume is suggested
Made in England
℗ 2002 Warp Records Limited © 2002 Warp Records Limited
The audio on this vinyl disc was originally recorded on digital equipment. We have attempted to preserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of its high resolution however, comparison to the digital original can reveal the limitations of this vinyl version.
All tracks finish on a lock groove requiring the stylus to be re-set after each track. Track A1 has looped audio in its lock groove. Side B has space on the vinyl after each track/lock groove with the track title etched into it as shown in the matrix information below.
The record has no label on either side.
- Barcode: 8 01061 06661 1
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): MPO WARPLP666 A WARP r at D&M UNLOCK THE MYSTERIES OF THE SUN
- Matrix / Runout (Side B After Track 1): FEND OFF YOUR MISERABLE GRIEF
- Matrix / Runout (Side B After Track 2): TESTICULAR FORTITUDE (EDIT)
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): MPO WARPLP666 B r at D&M TRACK 5 (EDIT)
- Rights Society: JASRAC
- Label Code: LC02070
A fantastic harsh noise release because not only is the sound design fantastic and the vinyl pressed really, really well, but there's so much more than grating distortion for a little over half an hour (on the vinyl edit at least). There's tons of musical quality in all the tracks, and each is a standout imo. Also, it's deceptively abrasive. I mean, it is definitely harsh, like really harsh, but yet it's so hypnotic and meditative in a way. I actually dozed off to this record one time. Kinda a life changing experience if you've done it.
I suggest, this release has the potential to be a tiny "avantgarde" record. Never heard this forms of abstract noises before. Very hard to put it into a style category, would say it is between Industrial and a kind of "minimal broken hardcore" sound. It would be interesting what real avantgarde bands (in their earlier times) like Einstürzende Neubauten or Cabaret Voltaire would have an opinion about the music...