Mechanical Christ (CSR269CD​/​LP)

by Kollaps

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about

Australian post-industrialists KOLLAPS are a three piece creating a unique brand of primitive noise "intended for degenerates and outsiders". The bands' distinctive primordial tones are created using appropriated waste materials like scrap metal, raw plastics and steel plates combined with blistering percussion, bass and vocals. This is no empty "industrial" gesture, for the band this process of creation facilitates the literal use of postmodern society against itself.|

'Fleshflower' premiere at Cvlt Nation: www.cvltnation.com/watch-this-eye-blistering-kollaps-video-fleshflower/

Mechanical Christ, the bands' sophomore release, is a conceptual continuation of its predecessor Sibling Lovers. This release sees Kollaps further their exploration of the inherent societal sickness of our times, one that manifests itself in the debasement of individual morality. Themes of exploitation, vengeance, drug addiction, paranoia and slave labour are part of a dissonant, inverted morality play. Testament to the bands' evolving conceptual depth are the overarching themes of love, life and death that offer a sense of shared experience in the discomfort of the universal human experience. Known for their violent and nihilistic stage performances, this recording encapsulates with harsher clarity the visceral confrontation that is Kollaps' live act.

Mechanical Christ was recorded and mixed over a two-month period at Aviary Studios by Mike Deslandes, and mastered by James Plotkin/Plotkinworks. A journey into the desperation and lack of resolve that is both the crux of modern social ills and at the very heart of the human condition.

Love Is A War premiere at Heathen Harvest: heathenharvest.org/2019/04/18/timeless-struggles-in-a-postmodern-world-premiering-love-is-a-war-by-kollaps/

For Australian customers: www.mechanicalchrist.com.au

Reviews:

"Clearly, given the contemporary context of its social criticism, Mechanical Christ has the potential to be one of the most relevant and important post-industrial releases in many years" (Heathen Harvest)

"Kollaps take the listener on a harrowing journey through utter darkness and despondency, a place where guitar riffs are thrown out and replaced by sledgehammer percussion and waves of abrasive distortion… Yet there is a subtlety to their performance that draws out layer upon layer of nuance. If aural torture is the first impression upon hearing Mechanical Christ, repeated listens will reveal further levels of despondency and depravity" (No Clean Singing)

"Kollaps use the loud and screechy noises that make you feel the music within yourself that leave you full of paranoia and revenge. Distorted, screaming vocals, echoing percussions and screeching guitars are present in a first listen to this album. The feeling and sound are dark, but they paint a picture about the darkness and chaos that is within our world… a journey of distorted sounds that is sure to make the skin crawl" (4/5, New Noise)

"Mechanical Christ è un vero e proprio urlo lancinante proveniente dall’altra parte del globo, un disco che ogni purista dell’industrial-noise più ferale non può lasciarsi sfuggire, alla luce di una consapevolezza apocalittica oggi ancora più sentita rispetto a quanto proposto in passato dai mostri sacri del genere. Di questo passo, il prossimo album potrebbe essere quello della definitiva consacrazione. Il collasso è imminente" (Ondarock)

"Mechanical Christ is one of the most challenging yet stunning records of the year… Melody is traded primarily for noise, fear and anger here… Despite the bleakness, dread and existential questions demanded across Mechanical Christ, as well as the fact that getting through a sitting is one hell of a challenge, the LP has a knack of leaving the listener feeling lighter and more open to new things at its conclusion. It takes some pretty damn provoking art to evoke that kind of a reaction" (Overdrive)

“Mechanical Christ is the depiction of a hopeless, senseless world society… Kollaps don’t want you to feel good: they want you to wallow in their distress but, bizarrely, Mechanical Christ is a pretty enjoyable way to join them“ (Ghost Cult Mag)

"A work with a bleak soundscape and a nihilistic soul, perfectly inherent to the music of the band… a dark hymn for dark times and post-modern decadency. A commentary on our daily reality, especially what we don’t like and don’t want to see – what industrial music should always be" (8.5/10, Flux)

“Kollaps nos muestra con toda su crudeza esa obscura realidad de la Posmodernidad que nuestra sociedad trata de tapar en pro del consumismo... Kollaps incluso refleja esta realidad en la creación instrumental de sus temas al hacer uso de objetos metálicos y plásticos considerados como chatarra, produciendo un abanico sonoro al más puro estilo industrial... música post-industrial de vanguardia mostrando la realidad humana más terrible y siniestra de la Posmodernidad actual" (Lux Atenea)

credits

released May 28, 2019

WADE BLACK: VOCALS, PERCUSSION, GUITARS, ELECTRONICS
ROBIN W. MARSH: PERCUSSION, ELECTRONICS
DAMIAN COWARD: BASS, PERCUSSION, ELECTRONICS

All songs by Wade Black, except 'Fleshflower' by Damian Coward and 'Mechanical Christ' by Robin W. Marsh
Lyrics by Wade Black
Recorded and mixed by Mike Deslandes, except 'Ankara' recorded and mixed by Wade Black
Produced by Wade Black and Damian Coward
Mastered by James Plotkin
Photography by Kazimierz Zdzieblo
Design by Ligeia Black

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