Month: October 2020

Longstanding collaborators & Bay Area based experimental duo Kush Arora & Lucas Patzek aka Only Now & Orogen return with ‘Avuls’, the project’s sophomore release.

Building on the unearthly, black hole transmissions and creaking, exospheric ambience of their self-titled debut, Only Now & Orogen present an abyssal, elemental broadcast from another unchartered extra-terrestrial zone. Remote and astronomical yet tied to a newfound sense of rhythmic structure, ‘Avuls’ navigates a course through inverted beat-led frameworks, surging detonations of sub-bass, and severely turbulent, monumentally scaled soundscapes. Amidst this large, …

“Suppose you’re able to take a few of those stylistically timeless elements refined by the years of studies from previous generations and add a little bit to them to fit our Zeitgeist. In that case, I think you’ve got a winner and something that has the chance to last.” – Johannes Wewetzer

Johannes Wewetzer, the Berlin-based visual artist tells a story about the emotional bondings and its processes inspired through the majestic beauty of the human body. These stories begin from “lustful intricate shapes” and are completed at the physical connections between the models. The Catholic environment of his teenage years and his studies in Christian iconography …

“…powerful compositions that combine death industrial atmospheres and brutal power electronics with relentless, hypnotic percussion.” – ORPHX / Fragmentation reissue

The third full-length album by Orphx, Fragmentation was released in 1996 on Malignant Records.  Instead of their earlier releases, which were basically improvised pieces, Fragmentation is a far more carefully constructed work, shaping their improvisational energy into powerful compositions that combine death industrial atmospheres and brutal power electronics with relentless, hypnotic percussion.  It was made …