M.B. - MENSES ( TEST PRESSING
Format : LP Test Pressing + CD-R
Edition : 9 copies
Release date : 07 September 2010
Cat# : LH16/TP
Status : SOLD OUT
A1 Yra (24:34)
B1 Scent (19:45)
1 Untitled (46:40)
die cut stickered sleeve.
Limited Edition of 9 copies.
Included in the Test Pressing Edition is an exclusive
Cd-r titled SESNEM originally recorded during the
recording sessions of MENSES in 1981 and officially
published here for the first time.
Record labels and Cd-r are are hand signed by Maurizio
Also each Cd-r comes with a unique handmade cover
by Maurizio Bianchi/M.B..
Review from Kata
11, Come Org. 1982:
Suicidal album. Death ia a pleasure after a side
of this record - it makes Come's "I'm Jack"
seem like "Christmas Oratorio". Let MB
be your executioner!
Review by Mauro Alfieri, Rockerilla n.21, February
M.B.'s final report: "Live in Italy" exemplarily
resumes the post-concrete and incandescent sonorities
which already characterized the hallucinated agglomerations
of the beginning in "Bain Total Compilation" and
"Fix Planet!". The electronic germs of Whitehouse,
Nurse With Wound, Art & Technique, Nocturnal Emissions,
Bladder Flask, S.P.K., Monte Cazazza, Schnitzler,
etc. intercept the moonlight on an immense photoelectric-cells
panel and transform it into energy to be conveyed
to M.B. metallized instrumentation: electronics,
rhythms, noise & tapes. The pyramidal construction
of the two "suites" that give title to the two sides
of this alterated work, with its intentionally brutal
and grotesque deformations, elaborates an overflowing
and apocalyptical collapse, dragging a completely
dissolvent conception of the world and of the para-industrial
sound. The encephalon is pierced by ultra-phonic
noises, without false compromises, and the catastrophe
is insidiously outlined against the horizon. M.B.
would like to retire into his shell and progress
towards an intimately pulsating concentration, but
he pantheistically capsizes in a kind of therapeautical
mimesis with the universe, desperately seeking the
violent and extroverted "sound action", the pole
dialectical to what is actually the other side,
the anguish and the decay. "Yra" pessimistically
excludes the survival. "Scent" opens to the most
teared expressionism. The desperate loneliness is
nothing but the symbol of a tragical extinction
in such mimetic process.
Ps: "COME ORG" recently
issued two LPs by M.B. : "Triumph of the Will" and
"Weltanschaung", coproduced with Steve Stapleton's