Any discussion of cut up noise in the United States that does not include Andrea Pensado is a conversation that is seriously missing the point. Pensado’s work often emerges from a fully controlled amalgam of pitch perfect blasts of harsh noise that surround and embody the stereo field. On “As Within So Without,” the noise artists enacts an ethics of restraint, allowing snippits of a Wiese-esque noise pallett to intermingle with a decidedly New England approach to vocal mania (think I DM Theft Able or Crank Sturgeon) as a subdued sense of terror slowly enters the picture. Without question, this tape captures a master at work.
released June 15, 2018
Art by Marika Geoghegan
Mastered by Andrew Weathers
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The sheer variety of sounds brought to bear here impresses you from the very start, but it’s the tasteful way they are arranged that really sticks with you, and in the end makes for a massively satisfying sonic experience. What could easily seem like junk noises devolving into chaos are in fact junk noises evolving through chaos. Wonderful. Ladies Night
supported by 6 fans who also own “As Within So Without”
I cannot praise this album enough. This album is absolutely terrifying! The many starts and stops creates this very h settling tension. Each start expands on the stopper idea previously. It’s like the music equivalent of walking through thick fog while passing out multiple times throughout trying to find a place to orientate yourself. There may or may not be something sinister in that fog, but you don’t want to stick around to find out. Bought the vinyl so I summon the fog demons through spe showhornwithteeth