Sunday, March 16, 2014

Bizarre Audio Arts Catalog

Welcome to BAA/AAB newsletter: 2014
We are back!
After some years of silence and isolation, we have decided to attack, stab and torture your ears, like in the old days!

Full color artwork or special hand-made package CDR $ 6.00

0000 - Nueurolgia CDr (BAA/AAB 2008) (Exquisite and insane experimental noise, obscure project from members of ARMENIA)
0000 - Simpatico CDr (BAA/AAB 2010) (Exquisite and insane experimental noise, obscure project from members of ARMENIA)
0000 + LFDR collaboration CDr (Experimental music collab with LA FUNCION DE REPULSA from Mexico)
2SCD –“Innovando Multiplicidades Paralelas en Antiguas Bifurcaciones Etereas  CDr (surrealistic experimental  brutal harsh noise from Ecuador)
- Mucosa Viscosa CDr (Intense harsh noise that uses amplified layers of junk as source material in this album)
2SCD - (extraccion de la sangre del ) parasito divino CDr (Powerful and chaotic harsh noise, non-stop agony!)
2SCD - Mecanismasticos CDr (BAA/AAB 2010)  (surrealistic experimental  brutal harsh noise from Ecuador)
2SCD- Anomalocaris CDr (BAA 2009) (Hypnotic and powerful harsh noise from Ecuador)
(2SCD stands for 2 Semanas con Diarrea who started making noise under that name back in 1991)
5ebuts + ARMENIA Segregar Por Segregar CDr (BAA 2009) (Harsh noise from Chile and Ecuador)
5ebuts vs. ARMENIA  INRI CDr (BAA/ACS) (Violent harsh noise from Chile and Ecuador)
886gv+Armenia+Christian Galarreta+HeraldosNegros collaboration CDr (2010) (Genuine, potent, intense, layers of harsh noise from these three artists from Chile, Peru,Brazil and Ecuador)
AMNECIAM + ARMENIA  Nak'ana Millakuy  CDr (BAA/AAB 2009) (Experimental harsh noise from these two noise-deviants)
AMNECIAM+ARMENIA El Camino del Llanto Triple collaboration 3XCDr *$15.00 (BAA 2010) (Surrealistic atmospheric harsh noise combo Ecuadorian noise tribute dedicated to the works of Oswaldo Guayasamin, famous artist from Quito, Ecuador)
ANAL IMMANUEL KANT - ARMENIA split CDr (BAA2010) (Russian/Ecuador violent and brutal harsh noise aggression!)
ARCANO 18 / ARMENIA split CDr (BAA 2010) (Intense chaotic ravaging noise combo from Ecuador)
ARMENIA“Cambios Estrepitosos” CDr (BAA/AAB 2005/2010) (Harsh noise from Ecuador, rare recordings)
ARMENIA – “Camino al Vacio” CDr (BAA 2009) (Brutal remixed sessions from “Viaje al Vacio” MD (6hrs of noise)
ARMENIA - DAFOSM - Visitante de Theia - Splot Tepa CDr (NOISE!)
ARMENIA - Discernimiento Interno CDr (BAA 2009) (Noise introspection, harsh noise to pulverize your ears)
ARMENIA - Examen  CDr (BAA/AAB 2010)
ARMENIA - Examen 2 CDr (BAA/AAB 2010)
ARMENIA - Examen 3 CDr (BAA/AAB 2010)
ARMENIA - Examen 4 CDr (BAA/AAB 2010)
ARMENIA - Examen 5 CDr (BAA/AAB 2010) (ARMENIA homage noise tribute to gore imagery and lyrics)
ARMENIA - Extraño Objeto de Seducción CDr (BAA 2009) (Focused in fetichism to human  female anatomy, Harsh!)
ARMENIA Favoritismo  CDr (ARMENIA high end sound in this recording, turns uncontrollable, for more than 20 minutes the sound that was a total abrasive mass of noise turns static and unpredictable, after that, it returns even angrier and more louder, just to prove that ARMENIA is the south American king of noise)
ARMENIA - hawanpi ñawpa hatun wasi CDr (AAB2009) (Chaotic, intense harsh noise from Ecuador)
ARMENIA - Manopulaziones and loops  CDr (Corrosive and brutal harsh noise from Ecuador)
ARMENIA - Rescatado del Polvo CDr (BAA2009) (ARMENIA remixes old and rare material, ultra heavy stuff!)
ARMENIA - Tahuantinsuyo CDr (Brutal harsh noise from Ecuador inspired in ancient indigenous southamerican massacres)
ARMENIA Voluntaria Terapia Auto-Degenerativa”  CDr (BAA2009) (Brutal harsh noise from Ecuador, lost recordings)
ARMENIA + COCK ESP –“Locaboration” CDr (BAA/2009) (Harsh noise legend from Minneapolis)
ARMENIA + DND collaboration  CDr (Noise from Italy and Ecuador)
ARMENIA + Fecal Love collaboration CDr (Noise from Italy and Ecuador)
ARMENIA + Hundred Pieces Collaboration CDr (Noise from Cleveland and Ecuador)
ARMENIA + Ivan Carreño “Construcciones Indefensas” CDr  (BAA/AAB2009) (Ecuadorian new noise artist Ivan Carreño demonstrates his violent destructivistic abilities in this release, a must!)
ARMENIA + MANDRIL EPILEPTICO  Collaboration CDr BAAAAB (2010) (Insane, convulsive and raging harsh noise from Chile and Ecuador)
ARMENIA vs 5EBUTS “Tú tienes la Culpa” Collaboracion CDr (ACS/BAA) (Abrassive, brutal harsh noise from Chile and Ecuador)
ARMENIA+ PERPETUAL AMNESIA  “Collaboration” CDr (Excellent collaboration between these two power electronics harsh noise-perverts from Cleveland, Ohio and Ecuador, recorded in Ohio) 
ARMENIA+886VG  collaboration” CDr (BAA 2006) (Chilean and Ecuadorian violent-noise gurus)
ARMENIA + Mosquito Diabolico + LS + 2SCD  “Disponible en…”   CDr (BAA/AAB 2010)
ARMENIA+MUTANT APE/Gone/Sonic Fellatio “Musica Para o Sexo Femenino” CDr (BAA 2005) (Noise from Brazil, UK, USA and Ecuador)
ARMENIA + Pychulator  collaboration CDR “Una Puta Ahorcada en el Parque Infantil” (BAA 2004) (Noise Peru/Ecuador)
ARMENIA+PIG EXAM collaboration CDR (BAA2005) (Brutal, aggressive harsh noise from New Zealand and Ecuador)
ARMENIA and 2 SCD + Radio Mourmansk and Nochnoi Doll  2XCDr (Noise from Germany and Ecuador) $10.00
ARMENIA + Tachycardia + Hronir + Fiorella 16 collaboration CDr (Noise from Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador)
Baby Daddy Takle Hack”  CDr  (BRUTAL HARSHNOISE FROM North Carolina)
Bornage + ARMENIA  “Amor-Tiguador”  CDr (noise from Chile and Ecuador, weird experiments)
Cacasonica + ARMENIA – “ARMENISONICACA” CDr (Grindnoise meets harsh noise! from Ecuador)
Christian Galarreta + ARMENIA  “Pudrición Estética” CDr (BAA 2007) (Peruvian/Ecuadorian harsh electronic noise split)
CLON + dark cavern +2SCD + ARMENIA collaboration CDr (BAA 07-09) (Harsh noise ambient from Puerto Rico and Ecuador)
Coco and Fiend Friend / ARMENIA split CDr (BAA 2006) (Weird harsh noise from Italy and Ecuador)
Comando Bruno + ARMENIA collaboration CDr (BAA 2007-2009) (Legendary harsh noise master from Spain and Ecuadorian noisemaker ARMENIA)
Cristian Proaño con ARMENIA collaboration CDr (BAA 2009) (Experimental harsh noise from Ecuador)
 Daniel Pico and Christian Proaño “Una Casa Vacia” CDr Experimental noise from Quito, Ecuador)
ARMENIA + JIGP “El Vacio en la Belleza” collaboration CDr (BAA2009) (Dedicated to beauty harsh noise from Chile and Ecuador)
FATALE + ARMENIA “Poemas de la Mort” CDr BAAAAB (2010) (Female harsh noise from Chicago and bone-crushing harshnoise from Ecuador)
ARMENIA + ORGASM DENIAL “Feminine Souvenirs” collaboration CDr (BAA 2009) (Insane harsh noise from Hong Kong and Ecuador)
Gelsomina / ARMENIA “Inverted Promesa” CDr (BAA 2003)  (Harsh noise from Finland and Ecuador)
GINGAGARUGA + ARMENIA “are falling in love with noises” collaboration CDr (NOISE NOISE NOISE)
Gone + ARMENIA collaboration CDr (harsh noise fro USA and Ecuador)
Government Alpha + ARMENIA “Art of Corruption” CDr (Harsh noise from these sonic deviants)
Hinyouki + ARMENIA “Wakiga” CDr (dark, full of eroticism, violent harsh noise collaboration from these two crazy artists from Spain and Ecuador, Hinyouki is famous for its extreme pornographic image, and cover layout and a fascination for female urination, Sick harsh noise not for the squeamish!)
Hybrid Frequency + ARMENIA “Paren Ese Ruido!!! Destruyan Los Parlantes!!!”  CDr (BAA2007) (Harsh noise from Colombia and Ecuador)
Ignacio Ruz + L. Sabatto collaboration CDr (BAA2009) (Insane harsh noise audio terrorists from Chile and Ecuador)
Invicto! + ARMENIA collaboration CDr (Power electronics/noise from Brazil and Ecuador)
Jan AG / ARMENIA split CDr (Mastermind of Agathocles, the legendary grindcore band.Sick!)
JIGP VS ARMENIA “Nadie me Enseño a Amar” CDr (BAAAAB2010) (Wicked, violent harsh noise from Chile and Ecuador.
Joe Lombardo and OOOO collaboration CDr (experimental noise,weird!)
Kenji Siratori CDr (Excellent material from this cyberpunk experimental Japanese artist. released originally in 2006).
Kukuruchox Klan / ARMENIA “Dualidad” CDr (BAAAAB 2010) (Unrelenting, tearing noise from both Ecuadorian bands)
Lateral Agriculture Order: OURA MURARA versus AQVARISTIK CDr (BAA 2003)
LEGLESS + ARMENIA “Derangement of the Senses”  CDr (Brutal and violent harshnoise from Maryland, USA)
Mosquito Diabolico “[006457]” CDr (BAA2010) (monotonous tone-breaking experimental noise)
Mosquito Diabolico  “Aus der Culo Then Rotten Fragmenti di Mierda”  CDr (AAB 2010) (Experimental-crazy insane harsh noise)
Moke Grotton / ARMENIA split CDr (Harsh noise from USA and Ecuador)
MOZ / ARMENIA  split CDr (BAA 2000) (Harsh noise from USA and Ecuador)
NERD - 25XCDr Boxset (Musical Destruction by this anonymous harsh noise band, limited in 25 copies! Only few left!!) $100.00
NOVASAK / ARMENIA split CDr (BAAAAB 2010) (Total fierce, violent, brutal noise from Denver and Ecuador, sick!)
NULLIFICATION "s/t" CDr (Female Power Electronics from US, very violent and erotic, reminds of old Whitehouse.
Nuss + ARMENIA collaboration CDr (Live @ DNF2010) (Power electronics and harsh noise live show @Denver Noise Festival back in 2010)
Other People's Children / ARMENIA split CDr (BAA 2006)  (harsh noise from USA and Ecuador)
OURANOISE / ARMENIA split CDr (BAA 2010) (Crazy and brutish pieces from this brand new female Ecuadorian experimental noise project)
P.D.Anta / ARMENIA “Superhipsters” Split CDr (BAAAAB 2010) (Intense, crushing, aggressive harsh noise from Minnesota/Ecuador)
Paruro + ARMENIA“Elementos de Desorden” CDr (BAA 2007) (Obscure harsh noise project from Peru and Ecuador)
PCRV+ARMENIA “Mundanismo Retórico” CDr (BAA 2007) (Harsh noise from Montana and Ecuador)
PCRV + ARMENIA + Novasak  CDr (Live @ DNF2010)
PerroSatan destruye ARMENIA collaboration CDr (BAA 2010) PerroSatan (Ecu) secretly adulterated ARMENIA sounds to produce a path to destruction, harsh noise at its best!)
PUDRETE / D.A.F.O.S.M. split CDr (BAAAAB 2010) (Unrelenting, barbarous harsh noise attack from these artists from Chile and Ecuador)
Rasmussen + ARMENIA “Argumento Ficticio” collaboration CDr (BAAAAB 2010) (Vicious and obscure electronic harsh noise from Denver and Ecuador)
RONEZ / ARMENIA - split CDr (BAA 2006) (Powerful harsh noise from China and Ecuador)
Ronez + Cornucopia + ARMENIA “P'ampasqa” CDr (BAA/2009) (Harsh noise massacre from China, Puerto Rico and Ecuador)
SAFBB + 2SCD “Elsje Bollen” collaboration  CDr (Harsh noise from Spain and Ecuador)
SOVAKO + ARMENIA “SOVAKENIA” collaboration CDr (BAA 2009) (noise from Spain and Ecuador)
STRICT “In Preparation” CDr (BAA 2002) (Power Electronics from USA, mandatory)
Torturing Nurse / ARMENIA  split CDr (BAA/2006) (Harsh noise from China and Ecuador)
TRANSFIGURATION "s/t" 2XCDr $10.00 (Brutal Power Electronics pioneer from Ecuador)
Trio del Desarraigo y la Eterna Dulzura Ambulatoria – “Trio de...etcétera”  CDr (Experimental noise inspired in isolationisms)
Vartan + ARMENIA collaboration CDr (Harsh noise versus techno!)
WILDER GONZALES AGREDA + ARMENIA “Cierra mis Ojos” collaboration CDr (Psychodelic experimental noise from Peru and Ecuador)
Yuko-Yuquin  “Manipulaciones y Experimentos” CDr (Experimental noise early members of ARMENIA. Recorded in 1995 using primitive devices)
ZOMBIE BITE + ARMENIA CDr (BAA2010) (furious violent harsh noise from Minneapolis/Ecuador)
ZVOOK + ARMENIAMirada Bifurcada”  CDr (BAA 2009) (Harsh noise from Colombia and Ecuador)
Macronympha “Appetite for Construction” 5XCDr Box set (50 copies limited edition) $35.00 (2012)
Erik Bullon / ARMENIA “Necrosphera” Split CDr (2011)
Evil Moisture / ARMENIA “Destino Oscuro”  Split CDr (2011)
Vital Cause / ARMENIA Split CDr (2012)
Menso Noise + ARMENIA “Mensomenia” CDr (2012)
Grassa Dato + ARMENIA  “Animalismo” CDr (2012)
Nullification “II” CDr (2012)
Exactor Mortis +ARMENIA collaboration CDr (2009-2012)
ARMENIA + RUBBISH “Descompuesto en Cinco Partes Desiguales” CDr (2012)
ARMENIA +John Oison “Blablabla” CDr (2009)
Diagram A + ARMENIA collaboration CDr (2012)
Lateral Agriculture Order + ARMENIA collaboration  CDr (2012)
ARMENIA + Com Link Way + Federico Barabino collaboradoratorio collaboration  CDr (2010)
0000 “Fiesta de Ciegos Anónimos”  CDr  (2011)
Comando Bruno / ARMENIA Split CDr
Insects with Tits & Baby Daddy (US) split CDr
THIRDORGAN /+ARMENIA Split +Collaboration CDr (2012-2013)
Crack Steel /ARMENIA split CDr (2012)
ARMENIA + EYE collaporacion CDr (2012)
ARMENIA / Anal Eyaculation  split CDr (2012)
Lackthrow  / ARMENIA “Turbulencia Generica” collaboration Cdr (2012)
Miguel Tipacti  works” CDr (2002-2013)
Guanushca  Kantisqa”  (torcido) CDr (2013)


ARMENIA​+​K2​+​PCRV​+​Crank Sturgeon 'Mutaciones'

Otomenia Arhava 'ARMENIA + Otomo Hava' collaboration and split CDr 


Old BAA-RELEASES: These were released in limited editions and in special packaging too! (Ask first)
Some of these items are limited editions or releases I couldn’t finish selling by the time they were produced. We have limited stock on hand. These are not reissues.

Richard Ramirez /ARMENIA  “Esencia”  CDr (BAA 1997)
ACERRIMAMENTE vs. ARMENIA “Representación Extrema” CDR
MACRO-MENIA “Pussy Trainers” collaboration CDr (BAA 1995-1997)
Crack Fierce / ARMENIA “A Tribute to dead vagina” CDR
The Japanese Torture Comedy Hour / ARMENIA “Requerimiento no necesario” CDr (BAA1998)
Cornucopia +ARMENIA collaboration CDR
Government Alpha / ARMENIA - Hyperreaction CDr (BAA/2001)
Facialmess / ARMENIA “Poxcontorsionista” CDR
Murder Corporation / ARMENIA - Protoplasma CDr (BAA 1996)
K2 / ARMENIA - Insects CDr (BAA 2000)
PAIN JERK / ARMENIA - Lewd – CASSETTE (BAA 1999) $10.00 (only 30 available)
Black Leather Jesus / D.A.F.O.S.M. - Mute Leech in a Possy CDr (BAA 1997)
STIMBOX / ARMENIA - PLAN C – (both “Libertino” and “Plan B”) 2XCDr (BAA 1999) $15.00
Emil Beaulieau / ARMENIA split CDr (BAA 2001)
Töre H.Boe / ARMENIA “Simbolistas” CDr (BAA1999)
The Daylights Savings T.X. / ARMENIA   “Poligamia inversa” CDr (BAA 1997)
Ames Sanglantes / ARMENIA “Siete Ciervos” CDR
Mourmansk 150 / ARMENIA “C-Power” CDR
Napalmed / ARMENIA “Tetra” CDR
Il Mestruo Delle Puttane / ARMENIA "Come lo Scaroffagio" CDR
Rotten Cop Massacre / ARMENIA “Metalwork” CDR
Brutum Fulmen / ARMENIA CDR
Antenna 59 / ARMENIA “Ocaso Superficial” CDR
Dethfuk  /ARMENIA “Black Moth” CS/CDR
Plus Noise Irritator / ARMENIA “Anarcholics” CDR
The Violet Grind / ARMENIA “Rhetoric Topics” CDR
Other People`s Children / ARMENIA split CDR
Kummerlige Forhold / ARMENIA “Persistent Drone” CDR
The End / ARMENIA “Bizarre Extreme” CDR
Post Prandials / ARMENIA “New Paradox” CDR
Schonheitsbedarf + ARMENIA “Naphtalene” CDR
Antibody / ARMENIA “Tenacious” CDR
Deja Vu Alibi! / ARMENIA “Artículo” CDR
ARMENIA / Open Wound “Maniobras del Parasito” CDR
Audible X.X.Y. /ARMENIA “Empty Bleeding” CDR
U.S.A. / Canada & South America: AIRMAIL $6.00/ REGISTERED $9.00
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Wholesale orders: 5 of each item = $20.00
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OUT SOON: K2 Box set limited edition of 80 copies (reserve your copy!). /

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


En Armenia los niños juegan con aviones
Entre los escombros de la guerra
Mientras que los futuristas apoyados en el fascismo
Crean himnos a lo bélico y a máquinas grotescas

Ruidismo intelectual de seres ignotos, petulantes, diferentes, dinámicos o vanguardistas
Creadores del metal brillante en las teclas de la noche
Entelequia de dioses oxidados

Pensamiento mágico en artificios creados por el hombre

Ruge el motor del alma devorando todo a su paso

Zumbidos, tuercas y poleas en la gran fábrica humana
Esclavos en un campo de concentración asalariados
Y el amor de ella como una dinamo al final de la jornada

Para Leonardo Sabatto

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Epidemia + Armenia - Convulsiones, Espasmos y Dolores (Diskus Fonografika Review)

Artist: Split Album / Collaboration

Title: Epidemia + Armenia - Convulsiones, Espasmos y Dolores

Label: Diskus Fonografika

Genre: Industrial/Power Electronics

Track Listing:

01 Estado Psicopatico Alterado
02 Senales Esotericas
03 Lugar Inhospito
04 Mugre Espantosa
05 Sondiciones Drasticas

Epidemia + Armenias Convulsiones, Espasmos y Dolores is the joint release by artists Epidemia (Chuiy Bitios) and Armenia ( Leonardo Sabatto). Both Epidemia and Armenia have lists of releases and splits with other artists. Epidemia, also performing as Chuibit, and Armenia with projects D.A.F.O.S.M and Macro-Menia. This is their collaboration that was released in 2008. Their project is punctuated by glitch, harsh beats and noise with an admiration of SPK, Throbbing Gristle and Kristoffer Nystroms Orkester.

“Estado Psicopatico Alterado” starts off with heavy distortion and disharmonic twin guitars. A hard techno drum machine combines with harsh industrial noise to grace us with an early NIN sound. Metallic effects and swirling guitars punctuate “Senales Esotericas”. Glitch, static and pounding drums add to the atmosphere, but what it lacks in cohesiveness it makes up for in brutality. “Lugar Inhospito” has a tangly mass of wah pedal effects and spine chilling static. This is one of the best tracks, music is foreboding and creepy, noise and reverb unite in an unsettling sound. “Mugre Espantosa” is one of the more industrial inspired songs here; pounding metal, steam hissing and the low hum of machines, the influence of Kristoffer Nystroms Orkester can definitely be heard here. “Sondiciones Drasticas” rounds out this short cd. Vibrations of tones are heard popping and pulsing into a bouncy cacophony of sounds. Grating gears and mechanical noises transition into a quiet hum to finish out the project.

For a first collaboration this is good combination of the two artists. Their mixture of techno, industrial and noise is done in a way that has just enough harmony to keep it from becoming complete noise. That’s saying something as they keep everything moving and interesting without going overboard on too many effects; all the while representing their separate personalities and influences. It might not be too everyone tastes, maybe not industrial enough or too light on the harsh noise, but a concentrated effort none the less.

Thanks for the review.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

FATALE + ARMENIA Poemas de la Mort BAAAAB (2010)

FATALE is one of the most extreme harsh noise projects from Chicago, I have the pleasure of seeing FATALE performing at the Denver Noise Festival, last May 2010. Fatale's mastermind is Elizabeth Floersch. At this time, she has two albums out her first album "os et tous." is sold out and "Tribute" which is the one I have and I love it from the start to the end. Fatale's live performances could be described as "very seductive and intense" (I thought my ears were bleeding)
Here is the video of that show (I missed the first two minutes, sorry):
Artwork made by Elizabeth Floersch.

Friday, May 7, 2010

AMNECIAM+ARMENIA - El Camino del Llanto Triple release collaboration (BAA 2010)

Intense, crushing experimental noise from both Ecuadorian artists:Three collaborations recorded during 2009-2010.
Dedicated to Oswaldo Guayasamin (1919-1999)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Rasmussen + ARMENIA collaboration (BAAAAB 2010)

Excelent Experimental harsh noise from Denver, Co

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

0000 - simpatico (BAA/AAB 2010)

0000 - Nueurolgia (BAA/AAB 2008)

ARMENIA - Cambios EStrepitosos (BAA/AAB 2005/2010)

Lost recordings from2005, including never released material on MSBR Records (Koji Tano's noise label), the "Dosimetrias de Ruido" on Harshnoise label and others.
Recorded in Ecuador/USA.

ARMENIA - Examen (BAA/AAB 2000/2010)

Our homage to gore films, bands and lyrics.
Recorded in 2000 in Ecuador.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2SCD - Mecanismasticos (BAA/AAB 2010)

Dedicated to Go Nagai

ARMENIA+Mosquito Diabolico+LS+2SCD - Disponible en todas las tiendas musicales (Collab Cdr BAA/AAB 2010)

Por fin! Despues de tanto tiempo, finalmente el mas grande aclamado y repudiado colaboratorio entre las bandas (?) mas prosperosas de Absurdistan.
Por estas fiestas de San Valentin o de Jaloguin, puedes regalarselo a tu novia, novio o travesti.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Armenia - 10 Sangrantes Piezas Metamorficas CDr (Ruido Horrible- Mexico)

Armenia, the project (unlike the country), has steadily been releasing noisy vinyl, tapes and CDs ever since half of the 90s, and from what I can tell, Sabatto (the guy who is Armenia, yes) has been doing a pretty good job of it, having released through labels such as Dada Drumming, Turgid Animal and R.O.N.F., and having released splits with the likes of Stimbox, Emil Beaulieau and Pedestrian Deposit, besides running his own esteemed label Bizarre Audio Arts. 10 Sangrantes Piezas Metamorficas was recorded live in Lumberton, North Carolina, in November 2007, and released that same year through the quality label Ruido Horrible, who have released some quality material from quality artists in quality packaging.So how about this one? 10 Sangrantes, as the title would have you believe, features ten short cuts (seven of 2:49 and three slightly longer ones), which sometimes fade in and out and sometimes do not, and which sometimes sound pretty fucking brutal and sometimes not, making the whole thing sounds more like a random collection of a near-dozen short lives than a single live gig, but what do I know. Neither does it really matter, since the overall impression this disc leaves is a pretty good one, and that is clearly the most important thing of all.10 Sangrantes wavers between high end harsh noise material on the one hand, and lower end crunchy material on the other. The diversity is interesting, and it makes for an enjoyable ride. The opener kicks in loudly and shrilly: high end screeching crashes by at a violently fast pace, leaving the listener little room to breathe, then eventually and suddenly kicking back, stumbling on confusedly and messedly, only to revert back into the relentless whizzing and whirring as Pieza 2 kicks in. The lower end is left nearly completely untouched here, and some extra crunch would have been enjoyable, but this reviewer wouldn’t dare complain about such an excellent ruckus otherwise.As the disc progresses, Sabatto presents us with some roomier cuts as well, with slightly crunchier textures undercutting some more dynamically rich high end noise, here and there reverbing like a maniac, looping shakily, Sabatto hacking away at the sound stream and leaving it battered and bruised. The dynamics are maintained throughout, and 10 Sangrantes stumbles from one joyride into another, thrashing like hell, getting sick to the stomach, puking all over and feeling pretty good about it, too. The schizophrenic and slightly masochistic experience this disc provides is grand, and as Piezo 8 tears at my bleeding ear drums I imagine I hear the voices of a thousand ghosts, and it’s a good feeling.That is not to say the disc is without fault. Like I said, the noise mostly seems to stick to the higher end of the spectrum, and it doesn’t quite manage to rub you like sand paper; with truly crackling layers of sound being largely absent, the sometimes slightly homogenous sound stream washes over you more like a (very obnoxious, very noisy, yes) bar of soap. And while the sound palette is mostly pretty fucking excellent, silly beeps and blips rub me the wrong way, and I can’t help it; as soon as they make their appearance, my brain tunes out of its own accord. However, these are minor objections, and the silly blips are kept to a minimum.10 Sangrantes is a highly enjoyable, if not slightly anonymous, disc, which is sure to satisfy those who enjoy a good and diverse bit of loud sound. While this disc is by no means unmissable, it is neither yet another (yawn) Sunday afternoon excursion down too well-trodden paths, and while it does neither explore new territory nor break new ground, it’s enough of a change of scenery to keep you happy.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

ALFA VIL - Puente de Hielo (???)

Oscuro proyecto que cayo en mis manos, altamente recomendado para los fanaticos de los sonidos "diferentes".
Colaboración entre LS (Armenia) y el escritor canario Sebensuí A. Sanchez

Friday, January 22, 2010


EPIDEMIA + ARMENIA - CONVULSIONES, ESPASMOS Y DOLORES (CD by Diskus Fonografika)The artwork of present album is worth mentioning. Beautifully, the disc has been packed in dvd-sized cool tin-box. The album has been developed from a joint venture between two of Southern America's harsh projects: Epidemia and Armenia. Epidemia is the project by Mexican Chuiy Bitios, a project that has released quite a few works utilizing disjointed beats combined with ambient and noise. Armenia is Leonardo Sabatto from Ecuador also focusing on harsh expressions of electronic sound. In english language, the title of present album means something like "Cramps, pains" and the containment certainly deals with the hurting sounds of sonic noises. Circulating in the territories between drone-based ambient and harsh noise the atmosphere is very tense. There is a great balance between emotional and fragile ambient and over-the-top cynic aggressions often kept in the ultra-distorted worlds of power electronics. The album is a great example of how noise music can be executed with great emotional depth. Excellent work! (NM)Address:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dark Cavern Destruye ARMENIA #1 (Red Tape+BAA/2009)

En este primer intento de Darkcavern en destruir Armenia se usó una grabación titulada “Jueves People” (2004)
Darkcavern tomó como principio el hecho de mantener el sonido básico y trabajar sobre este sin ayuda exterior. Distorsionando, fusionando y sobreponiendo todos los elementos para crear un collage de recursos estilísticos dentro del mismo estilo de Armenia; y crear de esta forma una proyección de sonidos que elaboren una lluvia de truenos sobre plataformas básicas a manera de campos de cosecha victimas de la ira de Júpiter.
Elaborado el último Jueves de Octubre del 2009.

*Darkcavern Destruye Armenia es una serie de trabajos que fueron pensados en el transcurso de esta mitad del 2009 por L. Sabatto y Daniel Pico en los que se elaborará ruido a partir de trabajos de Armenia de forma libre

Thursday, November 5, 2009

ARMENIA + Ivan Carreño - construcciones indefensas - (BAA/AAB2009)

Two tracks from Spanish sound artist Ivan Carreño were treated and mixed with ARMENIA's source material for this release.
Some of the material used for this release includes: Handmade virtual synthesizer and soundfield recordings taken from various locations on different beaches on the east coast of US plus some recordings were no instruments were played during the composition.
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