Sunday, 7 January 2018

Maurizio Bianchi (M.B.) - "Fetish Tape" (Self-Released Cassette) 1980

If there's one subject Industrial musicians like almost as much as Nazi's, it's Fetishes; the more perverted the better.
There's not much on offer on this C-60 to suggest anything sexual,unless drowning in a depth charged U-Boat is a popular pervy pastime? Although you can only do that once, so I doubt it counts as a 'Fetish' as such; but I wager there will be at least one creepy perv lurking in a PVC 'peek-a-boo' bra,crotchless panties and bollock-weight, wanking off about a fantasy such as this!?
Indeed, Side A, is like a recording from the inside of a Nazi Submarine hiding from the Royal Navy,and sinking after being pounded by some very accurate ordnance.
Side B, is somewhat less listenable.Similar to the valve frying sound of the salvaged radio from that very same U-Boat of Side A. Coughing and spluttering back into a malfunctioning existence,picking up only the interference between stations,then feeding it back through a cheapo distortion pedal.


Side A - (29:39)
Side B - (29:57)

DOWNLOAD some sub-space interference HERE!


Anonymous said...

Hey Dr. Z, I've been listening to harsh noise for about 10 years but I can never find the time to get into MB, partly because of the large discography. Even with Merzbow, who vastly outnumbers MB's releases, I can still point to four or five essential albums, but with MB I'm clueless. What MB album would you recommend I start with?

Jonny Zchivago said...

Hey there.....I wouldn't really put MB in the Harsh noise category,more in line with the old school sound, which I personally for recommended MB LP's, from memory i liked "IBM" a lot, and probably his most accomplished work has to be "Symphony for a Genocide",which is just as relevant today as when it was made.

Steve D said...

Anon: Add Endometrio, Carcinosi (or, if you prefer the extremely harsh side, Aktivitat). 'Mellower' releases Mectpyo Bakterium, Armaghedon & The Plain Truth are my favorites.

Avant Garble Mixtapes said...

whats a merzbow?