Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Kadaver - Asphyxiation For The People [Cursed Earth - 2020]

There's something intrinsically satisfying and comforting about a harsh noise release that takes in two ten-minute slabs of sound. Equally valid when- it comes to live performances  in this field. Remember noise-sets? Then you should know that the ten-minute mark shines great in this context too. It's all it takes. If your craft can shift gears and alter gravity and/or possess some sort of threat to the all-encompassing time-continuum then TEN minutes/ 600 seconds is all you need..No more. And this C20 release from Kadaver is a prime example of this point.

Kadaver, the moniker of Israel's own Michael Zolotov, presents in conjunction with the Australian label Cursed Earth, a two-blast effort entitled Asphyxiation For The People. And let's get this straight: no time is wasted here, we get two ten minutes shots of noise that masterful blends and blurs together HNW, Industrial Orchestration, Harsh Noise and latter on moments of noise Plunderphonics


The first track “Uncontrollable Nymphomania Combined With Masochistic Tendencies”, begins in a quite mouthful manner. But fairly soon all signs of organized language, cognizance, the human form gets blasted by the hostility of drilling. The rest of the track  is dusty, red-hot machinery at work, and an overwhelming sense of urgency. The electronics truly sing with an earthy tone, as if they were home-made. The wobbling and screeching tones interact graciously togeather. The electronics keep singing, bawling, chattering, combining forces as a choir would. The "live" feel of this track is outstanding, going way beyond the simply taking no hostages approach. YOU are the guest by proxy. The sonics blast the room. The room becomes dusty and drilled. The machines keep singing. The machines  peak. And as they go, they mourn what just happened.

Second track “Killroom” finds the homemade electronics seemingly at duel-purposes. While before they emitted their voices,  now they also seem to record the room. And the rumbling and monolithic tunnels of sound are their way of operate. Though this is a completely different room from the first track. Kadaver from Track #1- didn't show up to this track. No one showed up. The crumbling air and tones of rubble breathe heavily togeather, and underneath the plunderphonic roughness ebb & shift by. The track suddenly stops in a jarringly rewarding manner. As if the neighbours or a SWAT team have rendered the power useless.

Clearly, Kadaver is both a skilled & prolific noisemaker as with Asphyxiation For The People he crafts a great release. And the other wonderful thing about the project is its ability to morph/ shift with-in the wider noise genres- meaning you really don’t know what to expect next.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Manuel Armida-Honner
Latest Reviews

Kadaver - Asphyxiation For The Pe...
There's something intrinsically satisfying and comforting about a harsh noise release that takes in two ten-minute slabs of sound. Equally valid when- it com...
230224   Sado Rituals - The Law
230224   Damien De Coene - Maden
230224   Ennaytch - Vacuum Cleaner Mus...
230224   The Last Island - The Last Is...
220224   Painjerk Wracked and Ruined &...
220224   Lisa Ullén - Heirloom
210224   O.C. and Stiggs - O.C. and S...
200224   su dance110 - Stille Oper
200224   Inside The Mind Of Coffin Joe...
190224   Dark Zone Thirteen Part Two -...
Latest Articles

Occlusion - The Operation Is Abo...
Over the years the French wall noise underground has produced more than a few projects with interesting themes/ concepts, behind their ‘walls’. O...
100124   Occlusion - The Operation Is...
181223   Best Of 2023 - Music, Sound &...
051223   Powerhouse Films - Of Magic, ...
181023   IO - Of Sound, Of Art, Of Exp...
210923   Lucky Cerruti - Of Not so Fri...
290823   The Residents - The Trouble W...
110723   Yotzeret Sheydim Interview - ...
250523   TenHornedBeast - Into The Dee...
050523   Bill Morroni - The Trials & ...
280323   Magnus Granberg - Finding Emo...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2023. Twenty two years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom