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Catharsis from John Micah Rapp – Brand New Release coming out of Chicago’s Already Dead Tapes & Records

July 12, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Product Reviews

John Micah Rapp is one daring musician. Since January, he’s been producing one tune per day, and one cd per month. His Fant?mas-ish journey has due to a lot of excellent harvests – and a big part of it is gathered in some albums.

Kicking in using the ominous low-tuned Drone Doom summoning, John Micah Rapp’s Catharsis on Chi town label Already Dead Tapes & Records and M(((O)))(((O)))N on Brizillian label BlueVelvet Records swims into an enigmatic mist of soundscapes. Slowly marching through the ear and into the deep of the conciousness, the major and repetitive riffs never fail to vibrate just about every single element of my eardrums. Doing so oceanic cd features weighty drums bass metallic tracks (“Trudge, Trudge”, “Heavy Shaman”) and even epic-er drone giants (“M(((O)))(((O)))N”). There’s also the experimental facet of the record, that comes with paths prefer “Tibetan Singing Bowls” – using its beatiful and breathtaking chants -, “Satanic Worship, Suicide and Pet Sacrifice” and its samples, and “Some Things Just Aren’t Designed to be” – using its mix of tribal rhythms and spacial echoes.

The music flows naturally throughout the record, and besides its weight, it always reach to sooth my thoughts. The mixer is neat, making a ‘soft-to-heavy’ ambience which entirely clicks with the instrumentals. Fascinating enough, the doomy ambience mixed using an excellent dose of psychedelia makes M(((O)))(((O)))N among the most accessible and yet intriguing albums in the entire world of Stoner and Drone metal.

John Micah Rapp wrote and registered a tune every day, for six weeks. The benefits range from charming and introspective to looming quantities layered using distorted investigations and gritty bass lines. There’s no doubt Rapp effectively explored each nook and cranny of home recording, even though unintentionally documenting six months of his lifestyle inside of the 150 procedures which got here out of the project. The Catharsis double cassette launch showcases Previously Drained’s favorite roads from these calls and will be readily available in merely a newlyweds weeks. In the meantime get acquainted using John over at his Soundcloud.

Other Already Dead Tapes & Records artists you may take pleasure in include Foohgawz, William Bowers, Forget the Times and ProblemsThat Fix Themselves. Foohgawz is the brain child of Alex Meissner, beginning in ’98. Foohgawz’s Chapter 7 is a long-playing experimental electronic voyage, on one-sided white colored cassettes. William Bowers works largely in synthesizer, tape, piano, and musique concrete to form a quite desolate, cold feeling. Attracting hefty influence from composers such as Basinski, David Lynch, Philip Glass, and Silas Ciar?n, Bowers focuses on temper and ambience versus technical composition. Forget the Times released Escape From the Planet of Llamas on burgandy C45s using normal j-card created by Joshua Tabbia. Definitely a launch best heard on cassette. And Seconds from Problems That Fix Themselves is the second full-length from ProblemsThat Fix Themselves, which contains ten tunes about love, the passing of grandparents and bad habits.

Listen to John Micah Rapp’s Catharsis, and then check out Forget The Times from Already Dead Tapes & Records.

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