Saturday, July 10, 2010

Album of the Week: Dissecting Table - Groping in the Dark

Dissecting table is the work of Ichiro Tsuji, a Japanese musician whose sound can be described as industrial, but with influences from noise music and death metal. I became acquainted with Dissecting Table via his 1997 album Human Breeding, which probably remains as one of my favourite, if not my favourite, industrial albums. Groping in the Dark takes on a more straight-forward tone than Human Breeding, including much more guitar and drums as well as much shorter and punchier tracks. While I don't think this is quite as good as its predecessor, it still rocks pretty hard. Besides, it may be slightly more conventional than Human Breeding, but that doesn't mean that it's not pretty far out there and is still a pretty unique listening experience. Give it a shot and let the sonic assault on your eardrums take you to a better place.

Highlights: Psychology, New Formation

Runner-up AotW: Sunn O))) - White 2

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