Today we're talking about Military Position's third cassette release titled, Black Noise (Trapdoor Tapes 2016). The first thing you will probably notice (if you're an old-school industrial nerd like myself) is the sound. It is raw, unpolished and effective - like it should be! Not that the polished, high-tech stuff is all bad, but the sound of Military Position just REALLY proves it's genuineness. It would be completely accurate to compare it to Throbbing Gristle, Sleep Chamber (including a cover of Sleep Chamber's "Babes of Babylon"), Master/Slave Relationship and Anenzaphalia for starters. It's industrial like mom made it, with all the right aesthetic ingredients as well. So is Military Position just following the recipe? Absolutely not!
Morgan's experimental, progressive approach is all in the recordings. Her sound masterfully jumps from one murky style to the next. From punishing death-industrial, throbbing post-punk, cold electronics and sexual whip slashing death-disco! Black Noise is a heavily evolved, claustrophobic industrial-noise experience, with lots of raw bricks of brutal density! To top things off, the album's cover art shows an artsy photo of a young Suzie Quatro, your all time favorite leatherclad glam/disco-queen.
Black Noise is another great release from one of the best new artists practicing in the post-industrial/noise genre(s). Trapdoor Tapes also continues to be one of the most impressive cassette labels not enough people are talking about. As a fan I REALLY like her older stuff, but heck....this shit is getting better!
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-Per Najbjerg Odderskov