MIND OF GOD "ELECTRO-BATTLE PREPARATION TACTICS" CDr (AOW 202)
The first of two planned AOW releases from Jason Pizzolato's Mind Of God, "Electro-Battle Preparation Tactics" is a minimalist tribalized techno-hallucinatory odyssey through the seedy trough of the American underworld, a world of Krokodil factories and crumbling meth labs filled with dead dreams and human detritus. Similar in approach to Justin Broadrick's Techno Animal project, Mind Of God creates dublike textures with a vaguely metallized sheen, a sort of outer realms club music crafted out of plodding drums, decaying guitars, and all manner of industrialized sound. Incredibly narcoleptic, mesmerizing, syrupy, and hypnotic, "Electro-Battle Preparation Tactics" weaves its way through despair and violence towards a suitably bleak and nightmarish conclusion. The world just keeps spinning.
The record can be streamed in its entirety at the project's bandcamp page: