Saturday, June 15, 2013


Super psychedelic noise explosions from this mysterious HNW entity, a scream from the neon void and an utter brain-melting wipeout.  Heliacal Shimmer's work on "Haunted Wood" recalls the best work of the old Japanese masters (Merzbow, Masonna, Aube) while carving out a space distinctly its own, culminating in a record of intense focus, precision, and imagination.  This is some speaker shredding shit but so layered and composed that you'll want to throw the headphones on and spend days trying to take it all in.  Your ears will bleed and you'll be surprised when your blood doesn't ooze out in a rainbow.  Kaleidoscopic horror meets insane excess and violence in one of the more truly radical recordings I've heard in a long time.  Heliacal Shimmer will fry your mind and then numb the shivers of goop left splattered on the walls.  A bad acid trip rendered into sound, an explosion of colour and a reverent mass of true noise.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 20 hand-numbered copies.  $15 ppd. in the United States, $27 rest of world.


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