GAS CHAMBER-KAIROS WILL ERASE CASSETTE
GAS CHAMBER-KAIROS WILL ERASE Cassette- 60 minutes of complete auditory destruction. Noise, songs, silence, transmission, reception, and deconstruction of sound.
PRESSING STATS- Pro-dubbed Cobalt cassette, black card stock silk screened slip cover w/white Ink, digital download code, sticker. First pressing limited to 200 copies.
Second pressing (with alternate white card stock silk screened slip cover w/black ink) limited to 100 copies.
BOTH PRESSINGS SOLD OUT
Digital tracks available for purchase here: https://peterwalkeerecords.bandcamp.com/album/gas-chamber-kairos-will-erase -
REVIEW-First of all, I’ve got to say this packaging is gorgeous. Hand screened image of a bird, on cardstock that’s been origami-ed around this cassette case. The sounds inside though, are absolutely eerie and terrifying for ninety percent of the release. Gas Chamber is super creepy, yet makes tranquil and atmospheric noise collages. It emits a feeling of wandering around the woods near the water with faint reminders of a highway in the distance. A few minutes in sounds of wind, chills, creaking wood, and rippling water creep in. Then gradually sounds of shouting come in like a residual memory of domestic violence hidden in nature. In their insert they describe the release as “a gash into their home life.” Ambient, yet frightening and sorrowful. Sporadically, they crash into instruments with a full band that sounds like Nux Vomica. This record could easily be the soundtrack to a Silent Hill game; this stuff gets right under your skin. I listened to this as autumn weather slowly crept in and it gave me chills.(Razorcake Fanzine)
REVIEW-I seem to have lost hours of my life to this release and yet I’m still in a blank, empty place when it comes to describing it. By my understanding much of the music herein comprises drafts, sketches and stillborn ideas that were shelved for one reason or another. Noise pieces, found sounds, basslines, interludes and other such fragments, all pieced back together and with the foul breath of life gasped back into them. Amid these curious shreds and soundscapes is the band’s brilliant ‘Corpse With Levity’ EP. This bursts from the cloying atmospherica like a winged nightmare, a mad, chattering scrabble of teeth and claws akin to a powerviolent Rudimentary Peni. And when it’s over, the tape continues to spool and more ambient burbling takes hold. It’s a bleak, anxious and utterly harrowing thing that makes the room around you seem to small and your heart feel too big and powerful for your chest. Perhaps most worrying of all, though, is that these pieces were initially deemed unfit for circulation or consumption “” we might have felt a little calmer and a little stronger without having heard them, but it still would have been a fathomless loss had we not. (CollectiveZineuk.co)