act 85 · mother destruction · fetch · picture 12" lp

after four years of silence mother destruction, the well known project of amodali and patrick o´kill released the highly respected "hagazussa" record last year. their magical fusion of industrial dance with ethno and ambient elements and the combination of old and new traditions emphasize their music with a very special, unique character, floating with a frequently present magical atmosphere. tracks like 'odr' are some of the most uncompromising tracks they've released up to present, a monstrous rhythm machine fed with pure energy and controlled by a voice that pierces your brain and causes your flesh to creep. limited 888 copies, deleted.

tracklist:
calyx, to odr, fetch, tundra (architect remix), fetch (imminent starvation remix), teczoid, honey man (sonar remix)

reviews:

orkus april 1999
nachdem die intelligente wie mitreißende mischung aus techno und klassischen ritualsound schon auf dem album "hagazussa" für wahren beifallsstürme sorgen konnte, gibt`s jetzt von mother destruction zur abrundung noch etwas limitiertes für den sammler. auf der optisch sehr ansprechend gestalteten picture-disc finden sich auf der a-seite drei der besten stücke des albums in unveränderten versionen wieder ("calyx", "to odr", "fetch"). die b-seite enthält dagegen drei unveröffentlichte remixe von albumtracks, die aus der feder von architekt ("tundra"), imminent starvation ("fetch") und sonar ("teczoid, honey man") stammen. diese neuen versionen reichen von technoid-komplex bis industriell-treibend und fallen unter die kategorie "nett und hörbar". "fetch" ist insgesamt ein sehr nettes goody für den mother destruction-fan, das sich auch bestens in der vitrine macht.

black #15
daß von dem schamanisch-heidnischen six comm-nachfolgeprojekt mother destruction mal solch' gute musik wie auf dem letzten "hagazussa"-album zu hören sein wird, hätte ich in meinen kühnsten träumen nicht zu erhoffen gewagt. vermischten doch amodali und patrick (?) auf dieser cd gekonnt break beats, drum'n bass und beschwörenden gesang zu einer art pagan techno, der es ordentlich krachen ließ. nun liegen drei der besten tracks auf vinyl vor und als bonus gibt es ebenfalls drei remixe von architect, imminent starvation und sonar. die fremdbearbeitungen betonen dann noch mehr die beats bzw. den rhythmus und wie im hause ant zen üblich, ist diese bildplatte natürlich absolut geschmackssicher designt! limitiert auf magische 888 stück und so laß ich mir das heidentum gefallen, aber bleibt mir bloß weg mit dem neo folk und bänkelzeugs! (m.f.)

seven
comparing this vinyl with the only other mother destruction i heard so far, i have to say i am pretty impressed by the range the band presents on these two releases. while "chemantra" was a great exploration of experimental ethno-trance with ethnic overtones and heavy techno rhythms, "fetch" has darker atmospheric feel. in genral it appears to be more solid release, building upon darker moods and sounds. starting with "calyx", we are treated with minimal technoid percussion and long atmospheric passages on the background. subtle churning caustic noises mix well together with chanting female vocal lines and delicate minimal rhythms. it is a peculiar fragile yet edgy track with pleasant ethnic touch; the closest comparison i could come up with would be hybryds, but polished and a lot gentler. on "to odr" the duo substitutes atmospheric elements with aggressive percussion and piercing vocals; straightforward rhythm'n'noise, resulting in most uncompromising track from the band. next is title track that is returning to unique slow mixture of heavy industrial rhythms with addition ethnic instruments. it is not as delicate as "calyx", but density makes up for the intricate arrangements present on first track. the "big names" remixing mother destruction include mix of "tundra" by architect - intricate minimal drum'n'bass collage that injects swirling percussion elements into the ambient textures provided by mother destruction; long bass lines fused with subtle ritual atmosphere. it is my absolute favorite on the cd, but most of it is due to the fact that architect left almost nothing from the original sound of the band. imminent starvation picked the track that seemed to be most suitable for olivier. "fetch" has been slowed down and transformed to include dark caustic lines, creaking beats and enough of heavy oppressive atmospheric elements to spice up the original. "sonar" pushes "honey man" with repetitive explosive rhythms, keeping with its usual style. overall this picture disk seems to present very unique and easily distinguishable sound ranging from ambient tunes to the heavy industrial rhythms with constant tribal feel; addition of three impressive remixes makes it even more attractive

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