Friday, January 8, 2016


Truly crushing, extremely bleak and horrifying five disc release of HNW material from Big Hole, inspired by and based on Peter Sotos' compendium of work Proxy.  For those who haven't read it, Proxy is an absolutely devastating collection of five of Sotos' early works; taken together, the  writings become a truly enervating, utterly exhausting literary wipeout exploring the darkest impulses of human sexuality and violent tendencies.  The writing becomes almost hallucinatory and transfixing; in this sense I feel Sotos' output shares much in common with the HNW genre, in that it works to bludgeon you into a form of deeper understanding and transcendence through very violent means.
The five discs here certainly take that approach to an extreme.  These are simply some of the most despondent and unchangingly static blasts of aggression i've heard from Big Hole, a gargantuan exploration of greyness and emptiness, of violence and terrifying personal insights.  True HNW in every sense.
Packaged in a DVD case in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $25 ppd. in the United States, $41 rest of world.


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