Monday, 4 November 2013
Mike IX Williams - Glass Torn And War Shortage
Mike IX Williams
Genre/s: Harsh Noise, Power Electronics
For Fans Of: Swallowing Bile, Prurient, The Guilt Of...
Known for his work with legendary sludge band Eyehategod, Mike IX Williams is also a keen purveyor of fucked up electronic misanthropy. His work in The Guilt Of... and Corrections House has shown that Williams is no stranger to electronics, but this very limited cassette showcases a much rawer, darker sound. Williams rants and screams his way over screaming feedback, static walls and eerie ambient sections for the duration of this release and while it's a much more stripped back, unconventional approach to music, it really recalls the overwhelming sense of helplessness and nihilism that Eyehategod made their name with. You'll have a tricky time tracking this down in digital form, let alone physical (199 copies were made, all of which were coated in glass dust and shards) so snag this while you can - it's an amazing harsh noise release by a very talented individual.
1. Side A
2. Side B