Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 1

Alexandra Atnif. Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 1

Released by EM Records
EM1168LP - LP

Release Dates
Worldwide: Nov 10, 2017


"Rhythmic Brutalism" is the title of this release, available as two CD set or two separate 12 inch vinyl LPs; the title is also a very apt description of the music itself. Romania-born Alexandra Atnif is fascinated by the harsh, grey concrete beauty and minimally repetitive force of the brutalist post-war architecture of her homeland, and this fascination has given rise to the music here. read more...

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All releases by Alexandra Atnif:

Rhythmic Brutalism Vol.1&2 Rhythmic Brutalism Vol.1&2
by Alexandra Atnif EM Records
2CD - Dec 15, 2017
Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 1 Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 1
by Alexandra Atnif EM Records
LP - Nov 10, 2017
Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 2 Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 2
by Alexandra Atnif EM Records
LP - Nov 10, 2017

Alexandra Atnif. Rhythmic Brutalism Vol. 1

EM Records - EM1168LP

"Rhythmic Brutalism" is the title of this release, available as two CD set or two separate 12 inch vinyl LPs; the title is also a very apt description of the music itself. Romania-born Alexandra Atnif is fascinated by the harsh, grey concrete beauty and minimally repetitive force of the brutalist post-war architecture of her homeland, and this fascination has given rise to the music here.

Vol. 1 is an EM Records edition, compiled from an earlier self-released double CD featuring recordings from 2014-15. Vol. 2 consists of previously unreleased recordings from 2015 to 2017. Using elemental, inexpensive technology, Atnif's music is heavy and harsh, stripped down to distressed skeletal frameworks, rhythmic noise, rusting metal and weathered concrete, a distorted DIY realization of her beautifully brutal vision.

With a background in European modernist/avant-garde music, Atnif has been influenced by early rhythmic industrial music such as Throbbing Gristle, Esplendor Geometrico and Muslimgauze, as well as later practitioners of rhythm and noise including Pan Sonic, Autechre, Winterkälte, Prurient and Scorn. Across the relatively brief span of years contained within these two volumes, we hear the rhythmic structures begin to fracture and fray, and the outlines darken and become more obscure, with Antif's sensibility evident throughout.

Cat.no.: EM1168LP
Format: LP

Tracklisting

1
1. Pillars Of Insanity
2. Ephemeral Moments Of Mental Clarity
3. Adore & Detest
4. Perspective Transparencies
5. Acute Anxiety Neurosis
6. I Said Destroy
7. Abandon Your Cities
8. Anthems Of The Deaf & Blind
9. Live In Shame
10. Perpetual Demystification

Release Dates:
Nov 10, 2017 (Worldwide)