Nurse with Wound

Caught from Behind

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Italian holy acid biker and industrial musician Mauro Techo Teardo gets help from both Steve Stapleton of Nurse With Wound and Gary Mundy of Ramleh on this release. It's neither as noisy as the usual Ramleh outing, nor as surreal as N.W.W., but it does combine both elements into an interesting mélange of industrial space rock experimentalism. Though the sound is dark and murky, there are enough textures and other elements to keep the album from sounding too mundane. A few tracks add in primitive rhythms that range from snare drum gunshots to rapid machine-gun bursts, and there is also some vocal moaning through effects in places. The last piece on Side 1914 gets far more ambient, with light, rising drones that start off serenely and then become more stormy and complex as a slow deep bass pulse throbs from the depths. The first piece on Side 2014 opens with an aggressive drone before lulling into a cinematic-like soundscape of eerie noises and disembodied voices. As for the rest, it's a constantly changing soundscape of pulsing machinery, drones and loops, clattering and clanging, and even some unexpected bombastic guitar chords in one place, with enough happening to keep things interesting.