Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Great records #1

From time to time, I like to write about random records. My hope is that you might track them down and give them a listen.

#1. White Hospital "Holocaust" 1984 Japanese LP. It's not quite what you would think, coming from that scene . This record isn't really in the school of Merzbow or Government Alpha, it's really more avant garde with a tinge of early industrial. It's not "noise" in the newer sense of that genre, just something different. This album is one of the few records I've heard in my lifetime that seemed to really be able to mix beauty and brutality, and to make it work. "Holocaust" really made an impression on me when I first heard it; I even tried for a couple months to start a band called Hospital Whites!

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