Incapacitants – Burning Orange (Pica Disk) 2007


Salarymen by day, noise gods by night. Incapacitants have a huge following in the noise community and this excellent release by Lasse Marhaug’s shows why. This disc showcases two sets the band performed as Norway’s All Ears Festival in 2006. Both sets are blistering noise and sonic maelstrom. There are obvious parallels with Merzbow’s unrelenting work of the mid-1990’s. The first set is the band alone and aside form a little vocalisation gibberish at the beginning it follows an unrelentless path of noise bastardry. The second track features an additional player, Tommi Keranen who was invited to play with the duo by Marhaug himself. I prefer it to the first track for the only reason that it is better recorded and had a clarity that the first track lacks. Keranen also writes the liner notes which are a cracking good read about his experiences on the night.

Catharsis is a word I have used rarely on this blog because it is so very overused but you know what? This is totally fucking cathartic. What I’d give to see these two live.

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