Prurient / Hanged Mans Orgasm
this collaboration sets cold vocal narration to bleak backdrops of atomic radiation textures and field recordings; a stark, vivid soundscape in which to let your mind run rampant.
here, Patrick o’neal revives Hanged Man’s Orgasm, the début ‘90s project from cult death electronics unit Skin Crime. The hospital label compares ‘Unknowns’ with “the american counterpart to Nurse With Wound set in the decaying rural fields of new england” and the combination of low key vocals and textural attrition could also be compared with John Duncan’s dense, atmospheric pressures created by his esoteric experiments with shortwave radio on ‘Riot’. The notorious Kris Lapke a.k.a. Alberich lends his haggard touch in production to bring both sides to life with unflinchingly stoic and visceral force, most powerfully in the B-side’s burial by rubble in a shallow grave.