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…. Massacre - Movie House Massacre [Bane Records - 2010]

…. Massacre is a HNW and brutal static texturing two piece that bring together the considerable extreme noise talents of Sam Stoxen(whose also in Baculum, Grain Belt, White Plague and runs the excellent Phage tapes lable) and J. Cadle(whose also in Foul and Oasis Of Fear, as well as running the excellent Bane records that put this great album out).

On offer here are two tracks that hit around the twenty minute mark a piece, and each track is quite an active, jittering and juddering bound slice of brutal HNW matter and seared static texturing. The first untitled track  starts off with a smothering, mid-pace, keep ‘threatening to flicker out altogether’ static jitter that settles around you in a wonderfully edgy and jumpy manner. By the three minute mark the jittering has picked up pace somewhat, and there are less instances when it feels like it’s going to cut out altogether. Yet it’s still maintain's quite a tense and nervous feel to it’s make-up, but now there’s more anger and wound-up emotion attached to the track- like a killer on the spur of snapping and creating a blood bath.

The rest of the track really sees the pair switch between the faster and less threatening to break-down attacks, and the more mid-pace and nearly jittering to a stop dwells.  Around the ten minute mark there’s what sounds like stuck and slightly bent voodoo  drums appearing in the guts of the track, which the paired rewarding pull and judder out over the remainder of the track- this adds another interesting edge to this already very rewarding track.

 

The second untitled track starts out with a brutal and quite fast 'rain storm of tin roof' like dwell which the pair hammer down around you in a very pleasing manner. The ‘wall’ seems to be built around tow slightly out of stink static rain downpours, which the pair ever so often move away from each other to create this great almost 3d surround feel for a few seconds at a time .  This track is structurally less active and shifting than the first track, yet it does have a few switchers and turns as it rains down around you, but there more really on a micro level.

So in summing-up two very nice, rewarding and moorish walls from this great two piece. Lets hope it’s not too long before there’s some new …massacre material out because Stoxen & Cadle work so well together.

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Roger Batty
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