Hiroshima 1945 / Nagasaki 1945
- HOS 585LP
Geography of Hell's Hiroshima 1945 / Nagasaki 1945. Available here on Double LP.
After a series of cassette-only releases detailing the major natural and manmade disasters of the world, Geography Of Hell, a mysterious collective with an international cast of members completes their debut and arguably most immersive work yet, Hiroshima 1945/Nagaskai 1945. While their refusal to answer questions or make their identities known, the dedication to familiar subjects presented without explanation makes this band and their debut live performance in New York City in the fall of 2017 (as one of the highlights of the Hospital 20 Years Festival). Members were concealed behind bizarre homemade masks while frantic and mesmerizing multi-screen videos played of drawings and footage pre- and post-atomic attacks on Japan. This tragic and controversial moment is explored on two LPs ranging from insane martial loops to the most distant rumblings and shore breeze. Hailing in reverse order, the intensity and rhythmic sequencing on this LP defines expectations by slowly reducing and eliminating its compositions as the album closes with sub ambience. The anticipated vinyl release following the collectible and scarce nature of a series of tape releases, Hiroshima 1945/Nagaskai 1945 is the master work of one of most true contemporary industrial collectives, in that it is a group effort with accreditation or compromise. It easily fits into cinematic compositions as well as contemporary avant-garde electronics and even the nether regions of neoclassical punk. Prepared and mastered for vinyl by Kris Lapke (Alberich).
LPx2 - Double LP in Gatefold Sleeve.