Published Oct 11, 2011Since the early 2000s, Los Angeles-based sound explorer Greh Holger has been making variations of synth-based noise and ambient work under the name Hive Mind. After countless underground cassette releases, Holger has revealed plans for a new Hive Mind LP on the highly consistent Spectrum Spools label, which is helmed by Emeralds' John Elliott.
Rather than try to explain this record ourselves, we'll let this intriguing label write-up do the job for us:
The silence is now broken and here we are treated to some of the most unique sounds Spectrum Spools has yet presented. No blisscapes to be found here. No soaring latched arpeggios, no cosmic vistas. Not a single melody. This is two sides of ancestral ruin in its clearest and most focused presentation. The brutality of the Earth and the harsh reality of all that it holds. Unknowable sounds - that of the dawn of the Earth, or perhaps the sound of its demise. A toxic swamp of chemicals and mutated organisms left behind long after man has wiped himself away for good. Field recordings from the end of the world.
Elemental Disgrace will be available on October 18. The first 200 copies of the LP will be available on dirt-coloured vinyl. The album can be pre-ordered here and that's the cover above.
1. "Elemental Disgrace I"
2. "Elemental Disgrace II"