Exagonal presents: REDRUM

Nicola Locci is a good friend of mine who is both a talented noisester and a superb artisan. Nicola runs EXAGONAL, a small but hyperactive DIY synth activity that is best known for his D.R.A.R.T. Drone Machine (known as one of the very few “out-of-the-box” death industrial synth).

I own several of his machine, and they are all the backbone of many Wertham releases.

Today, Exagonal announces a new killing machine: Redrum – Glitch Texture Machine. Same format of D.R.A.R.T. and the brutal Insekto, Redrum sports two oscillatoris tri-saw square and a Vco. Goof drones, harsh patterns and rythmical glitches.

From what I ear it can both work for Noise and IDM/Glitch atmospheres.

Enjoy these videos:

Visit website: http://www.exagonal-rooms.com/menu.htm


Wertham Vs Institution D.O.L. … you’ve been warned

After some years of mutual silence, I managed to get back in touch with Matthias of Institution D.O.L., which immediately led to collaboration. This is not the first time we work together and my feedback was immediate, also considering that my friend live in my current favourite town in the world (apart from Seui).

First of several common projects will be my participation to the forthcoming Exzess CD, which will be released in December by cult Austrian label Klanggalerie.

I have contributed with several vocal parts that, apparently, Matthias seem to have enjoyed.

So, sneek a peek for what is going to happen next… More will come.

After “17 Shameless Years“, which was a kind of career retrospective with an outlook into the future, INSTITUTION D.O.L. is back with an album full of brand new stuff.

Exzess” comes with 7 tracks, with a wide range of genres from dark ambient to industrial to power electronics and last but not least tough eruptions of grinding noise.

In the final phase when vocals were recorded, Marco Deplano (WERTHAM/CALIGULA031) joined the production and contributed vocals for some tracks which made the whole record perfectly in the end.

It took nearly 2 years until this piece was completed.

Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered in 3 different countries in Europe, “Exzess” became the most challenging album in the history of INSTITUTION D.O.L.

More details soon …

Release date: 1st December 2016


I Where Darkness Is the Brighest Place
II Silent Night
III Burning Paradise
IV Fallen And Furious
V Exzess
VI Exodus
VII The Last Rearing Up In Fire

Band website: www.our-love-can-destroy-this-whole-fucking-world.com
FB profile: www.facebook.com/institutiondolofficial
Label website: www.klanggalerie.com
The edition is limited to 300 copies.
Pre-orders/reservations possible as of today (via PM or email ´teorema@gmx.net´).

New aquisition – MAKE NOISE 0-Coast

Just returned from Linz, I finally managed to purchase, the 0-COAST desktop synth from Make Noise, one of our favorite Modular Synths suppliers, which already designed must-have pieces of gears for any respectable noisemonger into wires and cables.

We already played a lot with beasts like DPO, Maths, Function, etc. but what we always thought is that their approach would have been just perfect for portable pieces of gears… and the 0-Coast was born. At first approach we are definitely not disappointed and we are looking forward for ta proper stress test, connecting with other loyal soldiers of our sonic army.

This is not a proper demo, but just a first confrontation with a monster that will be definitely become one of our favorites.

Regarding an in depth description, check the supplier’s site:

“The 0-COAST is a single voice patchable synthesizer. It’s name reflects the fact that it utilizes techniques from both the Moog and Buchla paradigms (aka “East Coast,” and “West Coast,” due to their locations), but is loyal to neither and thus implements “no coast synthesis.”

While the 0-COAST utilizes classic modular synthesis techniques, we designed it to operate with or without the use of patch cables. The necessary connections have been made from circuit to circuit so it operates as an expressive, musical MonoSynth. Using only the MIDI controller of your choice you could apply »”

For more info: http://www.makenoisemusic.com/synthesizers/ohcoast

More news in the next days.


Letture consigliate – Dan Lilker Metal Veteran

Gli amici di Tsunami hanno recentemente pubblicato la biografia di Dan Lilker. Personaggio leggendario per le persone della mia generazione, rovinati dai suoni radicali verso la metà degli anni ’80, formati da molti dei gruppi in cui Dan ha suonato: Anthrax, SOD, Nuclear Assault e, negli anni ’90/2000 Brutal Thruth ed Hemlock, nonchè decine di collaborazioni.

Dan, un vero e proprio gigante gentile, si è fatto notare per uno stile inconfondibile nel suonare il basso, con un approccio da “chitarrista” basato su riffing ripetitivi e monolitici, alternati ad accordi in continua evoluzione.

È stato tra i prime mover del thrash metal dei primi giorni, nonchè del crossover, del noise core e del grind core.

Sono alle prime pagine e sembra di averlo davanti che racconta aneddoti su molti personaggi mitici che ho avuto il piacere di incontrare e che mi avevano raccontato le stesse identiche cose dalla loro prospettiva.

Il libro si presenta con decine di foto, spesso mai viste ed è un pezzo di storia della musica estrema che decisamente merita una lettura anche se non si è fan dei progetti di cui è stato parte il nostro eroe.

Fantastica la parte quando descrive le polemiche con tutti quelli che si erano offesi per i testi comici degli S.O.D., confrontandosi apertamente e senza peli sulla lingua con i talebani di maximum rock and roll e facendo telefonate intercontinentali a membri di gruppi che li insultavano… Ancora non si parlava di attitudine PC, ma certe abitudini nel tempo sono peggiorate, ma questa è un’altra storia.

Decisamente consigliato.