Thursday, 24 April 2014
Stress Orphan - Double Post
Review by Brayden Bagnall
Genre/s: Power Electronics, Harsh Noise
For Fans Of: Koufar, Disgust, Column Of Heaven, Joshua Norton Cabal
Stress Orphan is the power electronics project from Eric Trude. The Virginia based noise monger has a pretty prolific output, and has released numerous tapes/splits/EPs this year alone.
These two releases showcase the multi-faceted approach to power electronics that is Stress Orphan. While there's the harsh vocals and crushing low end rumble you've come to expect from the genre, there's also an element of rhythm and structure, and lengthy drone pieces that could almost be considered dark ambient pieces. 'Guttual' in particular is an astonishingly brutal release, with three tracks of straight up power electronics and the aptly named 'Unbearable' closing the album, with 11 minutes of ringing feedback that come to a jaw droppingly cathartic crescendo of super distorted static. 'Advance' , on the other hand, sees a more experimental approach, with longer songs and a stronger emphasis on traditional harsh noise. It's pulverising, dense noise at it's most unhinged state.
Both these releases are up for grabs below, and I strongly advise you go visit the Stress Orphan bandcamp and trawl the multitude of releases there.
1. The Whore Loses a Kidney
2. Stalking the Rail Yard
4. Coffin Walker
1. Morgue Dweller
2. Painted With Thick Smoke
3. Pulse Detonation