Vexations “Terror As The Key To Pleasure” C30 (2011)

cassette coverThe first release on Levi Berner’s new label Horseworship, following the demise of Zen Enthusia a while back.  This release is Levi’s new solo project (he previously recorded under the names Algiers and Pity) and an excellent beginning.  The first side is heavy waves of building, overblown synthetic sound drawing to mind the early period M.B. releases.  The undercurrent of the heavy noise there is almost symphonic.  The second side is more spacious in its separation of sounds yet still overdriven into the red distortion.  This side unfolds doomy slow moving electronic moving in shifting layers.  This one comes with a b&w translucent j-card with pretty much no info.

Horse Worship number one