Crucial Blast (アメリカ) リリースCD
Few contemporary noise artists have explored the use of scrap metal to the extent that Hal Hutchinson has with his "Factory of Metal Sound" aesthetic.
The dense, brutally forceful metalscapes that this UK noisemaker has been creating in recent years
follows in a tradition of metal manipulation previously examined by Japanese noisician K2 and Canadian artist Alan Bloor (aka Knurl),
but Hutchinson uses a unique approach to the way he assembles and layers his recordings of chains, pipes,
sheet metal, metal barrels, and other metallic objects being smashed and dragged and beaten.
What began as a cacophony of skull-scraping clatter becomes transformed into something much more complex,
as his "Factory" method re-combines and blends these sounds together into a strangely structured colossus of entropic industrial pandemonium.
Known previously for his forays into harsh noise and death industrial with the projects like Execution Support Act,
Pollutive Static, Meatgrinder, Hutchinson's current direction moves into a truly industrial realm of sound,
totally devoted to the sheer physicality of metal colliding against metal,
and recent releases from Hutchinson on Freak Animal Records and Unrest Productions have produced
some of the most compelling scrap-metal noisescapes to appear in recent years.
Released as part of the Crucial Blaze series, limited to four hundred hand-numbered copies.
Comes in a plastic DVD-size library case with full sleeve art,
a booklet with liner notes from Hal Hutchinson, and a set of six black and white photography prints.