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Go to the Human Larvae website  Human Larvae - Home Is Where The Hurt Is [Existence Establishment - 2009]

"Thanks to: family and friends for inspiration", it makes you wonder what inspiration this could be, as Home Is Where The Hurt Is drags you in into a pitchblack pool of noise, dark ambient and power electronics that seems to be an adequate depiction of nothing less than hell.

The Dresden based project's first full-length—after an initial limited 3" cdr release on Silken Tofu—is a disturbing trip, spiralling into a soundworld that's menacing yet quite diverse. Unlike some other powerelectronics Human Larvae uses dynamics and a spatial mix of brooding synths under the huge washes of distorted mayhem. Voices screech through layers of creepy effects and the sounds of a woman crying and screaming in I Do This Because I Love You truly makes you feel rather uneasy. Thick, subsonic dronecycles steadily provide a pace and giving the album a flow, sometimes ebbing into a dark industrial landscape only to swell into a menacing tsunami of noise.

Rather than a relentless punishment of the senses, Home Is Where The Hurt Is creates a pitchblack atmosphere that gets under your skin while the whip of noise lashes out regularly. The distorted vocals that occasionally crawl from out of the turmoil add a bit of songstructure, to add some more distress. Human Larvae takes you into a dark and unpleasant world, not for the faint at heart. Comes in a pretty, handnumbered digipack in an edition of 500.

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