Monday, 1 June 2020
An experiment in nature simulacra, Rainforest Surrogate contains new sounds from underground recording acts Eco Terror and Strangler Fig. Recorded sparsely over a number of months during a period of time where Australians faced heartbreak and defeating conditions as wildfires raged across the nation.
Despite much attention having since shifted towards other global narratives, Rainforest Surrogate redirects focus towards the relationship between a culture of growth and localised land development phenomena. Named after Eco Terror’s offering, Rainforest Surrogate contains layered sound collage and sample work referencing HNW maximalism and its entanglement with abject imagery. This prospect of colonised and capitalised nature projects an undoubtedly bleak future.
Edition of 25 on upcycled tapes.
Thursday, 30 April 2020
Fresh off the back of a sold out release on Fusty Cunt, Wilwaukie, Oregon's Brian Fletchner delivers six new tracks of militant wall noise as SBTDOH. While static and unmoving, there is a specific sense of character evoked by these arrangements. Acronyms aside, the articulation and wholesale manipulation of noise frequencies shows clear compositional intent. Blistering walls have become a genre staple. These are however not however misguided, click-and-play adventures, each is a recognisable piece in it's own right. Overall a short release, which demonstrates the narrative potential of this form of noise musick.
15 available from Minimal Impact and 15 artist copies available from Shrouded Recordings.
Friday, 20 March 2020
Hinterkaifeck shirts available for purchase at Bandcamp and Bigcartel
More details regarding these releases to follow. Rolling out slowly via @minimal.impact.label on Instagram, and here.
Monday, 9 September 2019
Adelaide's Duality delivers six tracks of grainy and oppressive power electronics on 'Extinction Event', inspired by Tiqqun and The Invisible Committee. Edition of 30.
Hinterkaifeck's LIVE PROMO TAPE contains four tracks, with influences from Holocausto and Darkthrone. Hand numbered to an edition of 42.
Each comes with a full layout with xerox artwork and liner notes.
Or stream in full at - https://hinterkaifeckbm.bandcamp.com/album/live-promo-tape
A second run of the Hinterkaifeck tapes is planned and will feature the same insert, however with a catalog number printed. Ed of 41.
Thursday, 20 December 2018
ENJOY OUR LAST CENTURY ON EARTH - Active Mode of Inquiry
In summation of two years of active participation in live sound, Minimal Impact presents three new offerings of sceptical, self-referential harsh electronic cuts from Enjoy Our Last Century on Earth.
Formed in 2016 through a chance meeting in the institution, the duo have remained stalwart about their intention in negating monoculture. Included are two studio tracks, and a live demonstration recorded early 2018.
Edition of 40 on upcycled cassettes with xeroxed covers.
ECO TERROR - Power Ambient Fog Hallucinations
Melbourne’s Eco Terror melds rigorous H.N.W. practices with grandiose power electronic emissions in Power Ambient Fog Hallucinations. Completely maximal, these new recordings demonstrate the poetics of blown out amplification as an elegant observation of the anthropocene.
"On the 26th of June 2018, a thick fog materialised over the city of Melbourne and remained for several days. It was perceived as innocuous by many, and so, the populace of Melbourne wearily continued its midweek grind. However, it was revealed that the fog was actually particulate pollution caused by motor vehicles and industrial activity. The consequences of modern industry, once an exported phenomena, became momentarily tangible in the faces and lungs of an Australian population. Despite this, the grind continues indefinitely, as if nothing ever happened.."
This release marks Eco Terror’s first in several years, after initial plans for a cassette release in 2016 fell through. Minimal Impact is proud to present this edition of 32 upcycled cassettes with xeroxed jcards and labels.
POSIES - Posies
Reissue of POSIES self-titled tape from 2015. An exercise in post-industrial decay, the four recordings on each side are cold, left-of-field reminders of an enduring, archaic metonymy, realized through ritual, synthetic noise and sound collage. First widely produced run, dubbed with permission from original private edition of 5 to preserve a bonus cassette only track. Limited to 28 colour toner copies on pink jcard.
Purchase/additional details at Bandcamp, or email for other inquiries.
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Preview audio for Consumption of Signs #2 now online. Includes material from Eco Terror, Fairy Ring (Murder on Ponce), Agharta, Sherman and Field, Ray Phaze Tropic, and Minimal Impact alumni Enjoy Our Last Century on Earth and Strangler Fig, as well as a review of Fairy Ring's first two releases Dark Magick and A Midsummer Nights Dream, and an interview with Ray Phaze Tropic.