Bastard Noise is the legitimate heir of the mythic noise band Man Is the Bastard (M.I.T.B.), as many members collaborate on this project. The Analysis of Self-Destruction strikes by the quality and depth of the tracks and the impeccable production. The music is made of lo-fi electronics, found sounds, field recordings, and built instruments. This is noise for sensible ears, as the sound never turns into a wall of decibels crushing everything in its path (like Merzbow, for instance). The opening track "An Obstacle to Murder" proves that there can be noise of a soothing kind. Some moments even feel like a sound installation. Even though this might not be the ultimate terrorist record, it is not a piece of pie either! "Brotherhood - Execution Style" can get very irritating, even painful, thanks (!) to its high level of white noise and high-pitched electronic sounds imitating human screams. As a contrast, "A Head in the Refrigerator of Apartment 213" could almost be ambient music.
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AllMusic Review by François Couture