Polluted Axis - The Ruin Nation
Noise, Experimental Polluted Axis has been sitting on the fringes of the rhythmic noise scene since the mid 1990s. Despite the longevity of the project, Luxotek didn't sign to a label until 2010 when he found a home with Crunch Pod. 'The Ruin Nation' presents the original rhythmic noise mixes of his Crunch Pod debut 'The Trepanation Nation' and is essential listening for any fans of the rhythmic noise genre.

'The Ruin Nation' is a brutal and powerful release harking back to the early Ant-Zen sound, it's crunchy and distorted with plenty of noise elements backed by brutal high-BPM beats. As the press release states: "This is a full-frontal lobotomy of noise. This is brain surgery with a hammer". Out of the seven tracks on offer, my standouts are ?Have Ether, Will Drill (All Out Of Ether)? and ?Oopsy, Lobotomy?. Both tracks pack a punch and could easily stand their ground against scene classics like ?Tentack One?. The other tracks follow a similar formula to these two, banging rhythmic mechanical beats is the order of the day.

My only complaint about this EP is that I'm left wanting more. There's not much more that I can say about this, it won't make converts but I'd recommend it if you enjoy aggressive rhythmic noise.
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Polluted Axis - The Ruin Nation

8.0
"Great"
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Electroracle
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Released 2011 by Crunch Pod
Polluted Axis has been sitting on the fringes of the rhythmic noise scene since the mid 1990s. Despite the longevity of the project, Luxotek didn't sign to a label until 2010 when he found a home with Crunch Pod. 'The Ruin Nation' presents the original rhythmic noise mixes of his Crunch Pod debut 'The Trepanation Nation' and is essential listening for any fans of the rhythmic noise genre.

'The Ruin Nation' is a brutal and powerful release harking back to the early Ant-Zen sound, it's crunchy and distorted with plenty of noise elements backed by brutal high-BPM beats. As the press release states: "This is a full-frontal lobotomy of noise. This is brain surgery with a hammer". Out of the seven tracks on offer, my standouts are ?Have Ether, Will Drill (All Out Of Ether)? and ?Oopsy, Lobotomy?. Both tracks pack a punch and could easily stand their ground against scene classics like ?Tentack One?. The other tracks follow a similar formula to these two, banging rhythmic mechanical beats is the order of the day.

My only complaint about this EP is that I'm left wanting more. There's not much more that I can say about this, it won't make converts but I'd recommend it if you enjoy aggressive rhythmic noise.
Feb 25 2011

Josh Guinan

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