The Analysis of Self-Destruction serves perfectly as the soundtrack for man’s destruction of the earth, with an orchestra of home spun instruments and loads of lo-fi electronics, field recordings and power electronics. Bastard Noise are in top form on this recording and the production is excellent.
Throughout this six track odyssey they coax the sounds of animals and birds out of cheap electronics, fused with cascading washes of ambient noise to create imaginary rain forests. It also features voice samples and an absolutely terrifying use of seemingly inhuman vocals.
Brotherhood - Execution Style features Bastard Noise at their smallest yet, with only Wood contributing to the track.
An Obstacle to Murder bears a very strange resemblance to the dark minimal piano parts in the Eye’s Wide Shut soundtrack, but is perhaps the hidden gem on The Analysis of Self-Destruction.
Repeated listening reveals a multitude of layers and previously unnoticed sounds.
1 An Obstacle To Murder 9:53
2 Under Mother Earth's Skin 12:54
3 Death Wish For The Dying 7:33
4 Brotherhood Execution Style 23:51
5 A Head In The Refrigerator Of Apt. 213 9:58
6 Equinox '98 7:33
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