TORTURE CHORUS "In the Land of Lullabye" CD
This one's tough to describe. Torture Chorus consists of two insane performers (Stephen Holman and Clam Lynch), backed by music and noise from Trance and Allegory Chapel Ltd. The studio tracks are something like an evil children's show, with twisted cartoon music and disturbing stories. The live tracks, recorded in Japan, are totally chaotic, noisy bursts of entropy. Whew. Available August 22, 1994. CHCD-14, CD...................$12
VARIOUS ARTISTS "Arrhythmia II"
Curated this time around by drum-experts Markus Wolff (Crash Worship) and Timothy North* (Rhythm & Noise) for Charnel Music, this edition concentrates more on physical drumming, featuring tracks by: Hearn Gadbois (Saqqara Dogs), Jonathan Kane (founding member of Swans), John Loose* (Trance Mission), Life Garden, Left Hand Right Hand, Mobius Operandi*, Bill Quinn, Voice of Eye, Crash Worship, Trondant Shaman, Randy Greif, Illusion of Safety, Beat Mistress, Trance*, Timothy North* and Simone White* (Hiphoprisy)! All packaged in one of the most beautifully-designed CDs we've ever released. CHCD-7, CD....................$12 [* n. cal. musicians]