“Aaron Turner’s solo debut Repression's Blossom explores the realm of avant-garde and reductionist metal. Avoiding the pitfalls of unintentional monotone, the album's abstract narrative tightropes through viscous noise mayhem and clinical serenity towards the mythical echelons of minimalism with gravity analogous to Kevin Drumm, Caspar Brötzmann and Pauline Oliveros. The drone-supported fragments of exquisitely manipulated audio create a magnificent multi-layered backdrop for Turner’s feral guitar mangling, which extends across lyrical abstraction and concrete art.”
Besides his solo works, Aaron Turner is renowned for his participation in the bands SUMAC and Old Man Gloom. His other projects include Mamiffer, Split Cranium, and House of Low Culture, as well as collaborations with other artists such as Tashi Dorji, Daniel Menche, Keiji Haino, and Circle. He is the founder of Hydra Head Records and co-founder of SIGE Records.
released November 15, 2019
A.T. : guitar / effects / tapes
Recorded and mixed by Matt Bayles and A. Turner in Shoreline, Seattle and Vashon, WA. Mastered by James Plotkin in Bethlehem, PA.
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Brain melting. As far as Keiji’s projects are concerned, this is up there with Fushitsuasha - The wisdom prepared. Slow and hazy. Deep bass. The only issue I have is the singing in the last song. I could also see some people getting turned off by the gnarly sax-like thing in the first song. Does not succumb to super group syndrome. A harmonious and psychedelic effort. Almost 70 minutes. tobias_rieper