Monday, June 10, 2013

LOST DOMAIN - AN UNNATURAL ACT LP

LOST DOMAIN - AN UNNATURAL ACT LP (Negative Guest List)
"An Unnatural Act" features recordings from 1990 by Australia's long-gone noise-makers Lost Domain. It's dedicated to their guitarist David Mac Kinnon, who passed on in 2012. In difference to their last double LP on Negative Guest List this record sounds straighter with a more radical and painful sound. Lost Domain take the experimental approach of Dead C and early Flying Nun releases to create their own merciless cuts of pure noise. The guitar work is highly unconventional, destructive and noisy as hell. A mess of feedbacks, reverbs, distortions and mesmerizing repeats of sick blown out riffs. It is impressive, how varied their ugly tunes are. Most other noise bands sound boring and monotonic, after the first few spins, but Lost Domain are just deeper, more complex and you'll discover new sick, fascinating details with every new listen. Some tracks are underlayed with spoken word samples, that are the perfect lyrical addition to the hopeless fuck life attitude of their compositions. The raw lo-fi production with it's strong cassette four track aesthetic captures a claustrophobic, dangerous feel making it sound like a auditory horror trip. Fuckin' brlliant! (Listen to it here