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Various Artists - Breakdance 1 & 2 OST
There are many things that reminds one of the 1980ís- the original tape walkman, VHS & having to rewind them, Rubix cubes, Back The Future, & ET.  But one of the most memorable things to me- been a teen in the mid-decade, was rap, hip-hop and itís related culture- it just seemed to be the coolest thing in the world to me at that time. And I think one of the key things that started this interest was the two breakdance films- 1984ís  Breakiní( or Breakdance as it was known in the UK), and itís sequel from the same year Breakiní 2: Electric Boogalo. Here on Cherry Pop is a much needed double CD reissue of the films equally impactful, and at the time big selling soundtracks- that aptly blended together slick & street bound R&B, electro-funk, hip-hop influenced pop,  body popping instrumental tracks, and robo-vocal fired 80ís dance music.
Vomir/Shumoizolyatsia - Split
Hereís a walled noise split that brings together two twenty-five to thirty-minute examples of dense & crushing HNW. The release brings together French wall noise legend Vomir, with Russia based Shumoizolyatsia (Noise insulation) - itís presented in the form of a pro-pressed CDR, on British wall noise label Void Singularity Recordings.
Feuersalamander Auf Abattoir - Commentary on the Apocalypse
Commentary on the Apocalypse is a C30/digtital download that sits somewhere between active textured noise study, searing walled noise, and violent improv. Itís the first, and thus far only sonic fruits from Feuersalamander Auf Abattoir- which brings together respected Italian noisemaker Lorenzo Abattoir(Nascitari, Tomorrow I'll Shoot Myself In The Mouth, PSICOPOMPO, Lach) & Austrian based Christoph F.( Feuersalamander auf Marzipan, Fall Into Dry Lungs, Dry Lung Records).
Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church o - Wish I Werenít Here
Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand are the chief musical project of Albin Julius the Austrian musician who is known for his work with The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud and Death in June to name but two of the bands with whom he has played. Originally spawned as a side project, Der Blutharsch took on greater significance for Julius, once the debut self-titled release was issued on a very limited-edition picture disc in 1996. Ranging from dark ambient, and industrial to a more rock-based sound the band have diversified greatly over the years, and from starting out as Juliusís solo project they now appear to be a full band. Joining Julius on keys are guitarists Bain Wolfkind and JŲrg BuchmŁller, and drummer Marthynna. Julius has at times flirted with far-right imagery, however, for this review I shall attempt to put all politics to one side and concentrate purely on the music.
Raison D'Etre - Enthralled By The Wind Of Loneliness
Raison D'Etre- the project of Swedish musician Peter Andersson,  should need no introduction, as it's one of the most famous & respected projects in the dark ambient genre. The project was formed in 1991 and  remains active today- releasing twenty-four albums, and nine compilations for its nearly 30-year history.
Dosis Letalis/Ushinawareta Tamashi - Split
Here we have a two way CDR/digital split severing up two half-an-hour slices of textured noise/ANW. The release brings together scene favourite Dosis Letalis, and relative newcomer Ushinawareta Tamashi- for an enjoyable hours worth of nicely crafted wall making.

       
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