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Laurie Tuffrey , September 20th, 2014 14:28

Full play of Thirteen Losses ahead of release next week

Following up on his debut release - Mechanism on Gnod's Tesla Tapes - under his Marreck guise, Michael Hann will be putting out a new cassette on Bomb Shop this coming week. Titled Thirteen Losses, it represents another set of sustained sound system battering, and the label have been kind enough to sheer our ears with a first play. Hann's got a knack with caustic, degraded electronics - we've long been fans of his other project, Rejections, which he's put out on his own label, Reject And Fade, as well as Opal Tapes, Jehu and Chinaman and Alt Vinyl - and Thirteen Losses further distils that. 'Chateau X' achieves a kind of stately elevation, with the unrelenting chop of helicopter rotors finally lifting away to reveal something that may once have been a string sample mangling itself, while closer 'False Martyr' glances towards techno in its overworked rhythms and 'Black Water' is a sprawling, 11-minute balm of pure phased noise.

The stream's below and head to Bomb Shop to get hold of the record on either tape or download, both of which come with a 244-page book of artwork taken from Hann's live show.

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