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Artist: INDIGNANT SENILITY
Title: Consecration Of The Whipstain
Format: Double LP
Label: Type
Country: UK
Price: $25.00
"Pat Mahers outsider sounds have emerged in many different forms; the syrup-laced rap remixes of DJ Yo-Yo Dieting, the ketamine house of Diamond Catalog and of course the wheezing industrial ambience of Indignant Senility. Consecration Of The Whipstain is Mahers second widely-available album under the Indignant Senility moniker, and its long-form abstractions place him a step apart from his peers. Where Plays Wagner took a selection of thrift store charity records as source material, Consecration... works with a wider palette and sees Maher roughly paste together clattering percussion, wretching environmental sounds, opium drones and much more to emerge with a sound that owes more to Iannis Xenakis and Lustmord than to the contemporary set. Mahers noise roots have always given him a rougher, more abstract edge than others in the genre, but this album finds his shadowy ambience chiseled into four pitch-perfect explorations of his very particular alternate timeline. Recorded through amplifiers and microphones to give the music a chance to "breathe," the fuzzy pictures slowly come to life and offer a shocking amount of depth and variety. At times it sounds like a decaying sound strip from a 30s suspense reel, with all the crackle and flicker youd expect to come alongside that. Mahers sounds take us into places we might not want to go, but theres no denying that once youre there its hard to wrench yourself free. Deluxe vinyl edition, cut at Dubplates And Mastering, Berlin." -Type

Artist: INDIGNANT SENILITY
Title: Plays Wagner Part Two
Format: LP
Label: Type
Country: UK
Price: $19.00
"This is the second in a series of two strictly-limited vinyl editions of Plays Wagner by Portland, Oregons Pat Maherr. This recording under his Indignant Senility moniker first appeared as a very limited cassette on Maherrs own label in 2009, but as soon as it landed at the Type offices, they knew it needed to reach a wider audience. Using a handful of dusty Wagner pieces (no doubt scored from one of Portland, Oregons many thrift stores), he has stretched and distorted the hallowed tones into something indescribably dark and beautiful. Like David Lynchs peerless Eraserhead soundtrack before it, this is music that sounds as if you are being dragged through rusted pipes and hearing the distant swell of broken gramophones playing in unison. Maherr has created music that is at all times exquisite but deeply disturbing. Like Leyland Kirby or even William Basinski, there is a sense of harmony, nostalgia and restraint in the layers of hiss, grit and noise. It is only very rarely you hear something as pure and enveloping as Plays Wagner. Having mastered this from cassette tape, Type has retained all the decomposing grime experienced on the original version (which was dubbed to aging, heavily-used C90 cassettes), but have beefed it up for public consumption. The best way to absorb an album like this is to place the needle and simply slip away into a deep, nightmarish slumber. Just keep your eye on the radiator -- who knows what might happen. Cut at Berlins Dubplates and Mastering." -Type

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