Contemporary industrial act Alberich doesn’t just have a distaste for convention—he’s built a career from outright destroying musical norms. That commitment to outsider arts blazes mightily on the prolific producer’s new single, “Unity House.” This is the first single off Alberich’s forthcoming noise-art LP Quantized Angel, which will be released via Hospital Productions on April 12.
After announcing their partnership with San Francisco-based label The Flenser, genre-defying five-piece Elizabeth Colour Wheel are offering more clues to what they have in store for the world in 2019. The experimental five-piece have announced the imminent release of their first full-length, Nocebo, due out on March 15.
The world might have heard of Erosion a little sooner if the members weren’t busy sharing duties in a handful of other projects. Guitarist Nick Yacyshyn, drummer Danny Marshall, and bassist Andrew Drury are more widely known for their work in Vancouver’s beloved hardcore veterans Baptists. Rick O’Dell was snagged from his bass duties with sludgy classic rockers Tobeatic and punk rippers Hard Feelings to join Erosion on second guitar while vocalist Jamie Hooper was recruited for the vitriol he unleashed with the triumphant metal export 3 Inches of Blood and the grimy punk band Congress. Given their pedigree, it’s no small wonder that their debut full-length, Maximum Suffering (out October 19 on Hydra Head) exudes the kind of ugliness that only comes from artists steeped in the art of musical ferocity.
Buried Language, the sophomore effort from Denver-based industrial duo Echo Beds (comprised of Keith Curts and Tom Nelsen), is an album indebted to the past. Inspired by a tumultuous end to 2016, in which the pair were locked out of their rehearsal space and their gear was held hostage by city officials, Buried Language is steeped in rage and embittered self-reliance. Listen to the album in its entirety via Brooklyn Vegan today.