Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Brutal stagnancy and despotic howls of unending psychic conflagration blended with a touch of the enigmatic and surreal, a certain and frightening unknowability that becomes paralyzing in its malignant physical manifestation.  The void and nihilism perfectly summoned, rendered into whorls of blazing audio rot.  None of this matters; the world is a history of pointless evolutions and mistakes of categorization.  There is no truth beyond death and there is no life beyond memory.  You are a blip on the radar.  What goes on forever becomes the celestial, the sky-minded, the transcendental.  The language fails when left in the presence of the eternal.
Altar Of Waste is psyched to unveil the latest from the always impressive Bad Algorithm; here the project reaches a new plateau in sonic punishment.  Packaged in a DVD case with mind-numbing artwork, in a limited edition of 20 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $18 rest of world. 

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Annihilating caustic noise destructionism from Missouri, going beyond simple wall stasis into a horrific amalgamation of crumbling bass textures and screaming voids of feedback.  This is true psychedelic terror, referencing the classic severity of Incapacitants and Masonna without sacrificing the immersive and nihilistic hopelessness of the HNW construct.  Like amplifier meltdown as heard through the filter of a mushroom cloud, or deep ocean pressure death whilst trying to take in the final 45 minutes of Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."  Obliteration becomes thee; escape is a dream best left to the winds of sleep.  The only reality is the scathe.
Altar Of Waste is very pleased to offer this ritual of self-destruction birthed from the minds behind Mass Graves, Oblive, and Boar.  Packaged in a DVD case and released in a limited edition of 20 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $18 rest of world.

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More soundtrack reconstruction, this time focused on John Carpenter's woefully under appreciated film "Christine."  I would say the soundtrack has received less than its due as well in the wake of more iconic Carpenter scores; with this reimagining of source material I have attempted to pay tribute to some of Carpenter's most staunchly minimalist (and entirely effective) scoring by allowing the suffocating ambiences to float and expand.  The droneworks here are massive and given free reign to unfold, hopefully ensconcing the listener in the overwhelming feeling of dread, unreality,  and horror Carpenter so masterfully conveys throughout the film.  On the wall pieces I have attempted to employ a circular method of composition that reflects the car's constant cycle of damage and repair, reiterating the film's theme that love, true love, is ultimately unstoppable.
Altar Of Waste is pleased to release this latest installment of soundtrack revisionism in a DVD case designed and constructed by me, in a very limited edition of 5 hand-numbered copies.  $20 ppd. in the United States, $28 rest of world.

-Cory Strand

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