There is something intrinsically honest about music that arrives with an earthy, guttural sense. Music in its most raw form is able to awaken such emotions, because that primal, primitive feeling is essentially drawn from the producer’s own experiences and point of view. Margaret Chardier, with her Pharmakon project, has
Some matches just make perfect sense from the moment you hear about them. The historic collaboration of Sunn O))) and Boris that resulted in Altar is such an example, as is the recent unification of Oranssi Pazuzu with Dark Buddha Rising to form Waste of Space Orchestra. One such lethal
In recent years there has been an uproar in the extreme experimental rock scene. Genre hopping acts have been constructing their own Frankenstein monsters, by combining the overwhelming essence of power electronics and noise, the atmospheric touch of dark ambient, the cold detachment of industrial and the extreme metal fury
Photos by Tim Birkbeck from the tour’s London show A night of pure extreme music is all you need. And with a line-up that includes the likes of sludge/hardcore fiends Fange, straightedge crust arsonists Sect, old-school hardcore punk legends Terror and of course the mighty Converge, one cannot go wrong.
Andrew Clinco has been primarily known through the indie rock scene, either as being part of the excellent Marriages trio, alongside Emma Ruth Rundle and Greg Burns, or from the post-punk audiovisual project VR Sex. But somewhere along the way there was something pulling Clnco towards a darker dimension. In
During the early ‘10s, a strange act from Texas using the moniker The Great Tyrant appeared. Through their unconventional line-up, which included synths, drums, bass and vocals, The Great Tyrant projected a vision of extreme experimental music through doom laden riffs, psychedelic interludes and a blackened demeanor. Unfortunately the band