Justin K. Broadrick - Guitar Manipulations 1/ Guitar One (Broadrick) 9.02 2/ Guitar Two (Broadrick) 7.21 3/ Guitar Three (Broadrick) 10.45 4/ Guitar Four/Infinite (Broadrick) 13.35 Andy Hawkins - Azonic 5/ River Blindness (Hawkins) 10.04 6/ Nine Tails (Hawkins) 13.25 Tracks 1-4 recorded at Avalanche, England, April-May 1995 Tracks 5 and 6 recorded at Greenpoint Studios, Brooklyn, New York Tracks 5 and 6 engineered and mixed by Robert Musso Assistant on tracks 5 and 6: Layng Martine Tracks 1-4 produced by Justin K. Broadrick Tracks 5 and 6 produced by Bill Laswell and Andy Hawkins Sound editing: Guy Marc Hinant Mastered by Manuel Mohino at Musica Numeris, Brussels(1-4) Justin K. Broadrick: guitar; (5,6) Andy Hawkins: guitar.
1995 - Sub Rosa (Belgium), SR 90 (Subsonic 3) (Split CD)Note: Bill Laswell does not play on this album.
Andy Hawkins - phew. "Azonic Halo" was a pretty amazing disc of improvisation and manipulated sound... Hawkins is able to one minute sound like he's yanking off strings with a crowbar, the next coax gentle harmonics out of it and still the next play nice, soothing, extremely distorted songs... "River blindness" combines some of the more song-like, structured stuff with some tablas (it's apparently required to use them in at least one track on each of these discs) and other percussion, and it has that fade-in/fade-out dynamic going on (bill laswell produced it, surprise). It ends in a bit of beautiful, slightly discordant drones. "Nine tails" begins with an emotive moaning guitar that rises into a piercing scream; here Hawkins does some nice tremolo-torture with lots of feedback. In fact this reminds me of the "Halo" album's noisier bits, with lots of cacophonic dives into low-end rattle and some slightly structured improv and the rare (almost-soothing) bursts of sine-wave feedback. Overall, i find myself less inclined to listen to "skinner's black laboratories" than "bass terror"; but i like both of them quite a bit.
grievous (courtesy of the Noise From the Spleen of Space website)