DRUMM, KEVIN - Sheer Hellish Miasma
Originally released in 2002, now reissued with a bonus track. Utilizing guitar, tapes, mics, pedals, analog synthesizer and some computer assistance, Chicagos own Kevin Drumm concocted a sonic beast with Sheer Hellish Miasma. One is taken on an intense journey of storming feedback, open audio onslaught and somewhat savaged sonics. The extreme end of anarchic electronics and possibly a hint of musical violence is present throughout much of the disc. An essential release capturing Drumm at his most ferocious and most inventive. Its an exhilarating, visceral test of endurance brimming with demonic humor and a tour of Drumms ever-expanding sonic palette. For seasoned noise veterans, Sheer Hellish Miasma offers a bracing soundscape filled with exquisitely abrasive textures and more than enough hidden detail to warrant repeated listening - a distinct voice in the increasingly same-sounding world of abstract electronic noise. For everyone else, Drumms journey through the noisy underworld is likely to inspire fear or, in an optimistic case, fearful admiration. This reissue comes with an additional track, Impotent Hummer," taken from the same period - a 13-minute drone piece that draws the listener into the forthcoming blizzard. In total? A din of arms, the fierce swell of damaged drone and the shriek of subtle shifting sonic slaughter ... for the seasoned, a bountiful sonic feast awaits, for the meek its intense and rewarding - noise rarely sounds this exhilarating. Revised artwork by Stephen OMalley. Re-mastered at Piethopraxis, Köln, December 2006." - Mego.
- Regular price $15.50