5.27.2013

RICHARD RAMIREZ

































WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"Don't go in the bedroom"
Year:  2014
Country:  US
City:  Houston
Label:  Deadline recordings
Format:  digital
Tracks:  2
Time:  29 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         ambient noise wall





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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"The witching hour"
Year:  2014
Country:  US
City:  Houston , TX
Artist:  Richard Ramirez
Label:  Debila
Format:  CD
Edition:  30 copies
Tracks:  1
Time:  17 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:          ambient noise wall






















This is one of the best release made by the veteran independent label "Debila Records" from Ljubiana (Slovenia) and also of Richard Ramirez project, WEREWOLF JERUSALEM. "Debila Records" history is already large and it began in 1995 as a grindcore and noisecore label, making tapes for bands such as: Napalmed, Crank Sturgeon, Kylie Minoise, Gorgonized Dorks, Stefka´s Vomit, Brutal Addition, Dog Eat Hot Dog, Defecacion Purulenta, Recalcitrant, Dickless Tracy, Shit Against The Plague, Gruuthaagy, etc. firstly almost always on tape format and nowadays also on CD format. You can to see its catalogue or buy this physical release in its own Blog or HERE . Both are actives. The cover design, back and the whole artwork was made by norwegian artist and also noise musician Andreas Brandal. Strictly musical it´s for me one of the best Richard Ramirez album recorded ever. The musician insist to search new and deep textures in called "ambient noise wall" and get a ultra slow tempo which became really attractive. For those who love Richard Ramirez in his more slow, calm and almost droning side, this album is totally recommended.
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EMMANUELLE
"IV"
Year:  2014
Country:  US
City:  Houston
Artist:  Richard Ramirez
Label:  DeadLine
Format:  digital
Tracks:  5
Time:  50
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Ambient noise wall


































"The continous dimensions of space with all STIs have broken Certainties and rationalisms Through My consciousnes ess Into the dimensions of Time Discontinuous wheres rationalisms Certainties and have little value. Calamitous The regions of time are far from the comforts of Space." (Robert Smithson).
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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"Don't go in the house"
Year:  2014
Country:  US
City:  Houston
Label:   DeadLine
Format:  digital
Tracks:  1
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:       Ambient noise wall




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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"Groomed for beasts"
Year:  2010
Country:  US
City:  Houston , TX
Label:  Swim Harder Cassettes
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  2
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        ANW



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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM +
VOMIR
"Waiting for the darkness"
Year:  2010
Country:  US , France
City:  Houston , Montpellier
Label:  DeadLine
Format:  CD
Tracks:  2
Time:  36
Genre:  electronic
Style:        ANW        HNW




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"Static studies"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  Houston
Label:  Second Sleep
Format:  2 x CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  80 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Harsh noise



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"The beast before Christ"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  Houston, TX
Label:  Mask Of The Slave
Format:  CD
Tracks:  2
Time:  26 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        ANW



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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"In horror"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  Houston , TX
Label:   Abhorrent A.D.
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  2
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        ANW


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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"Surrounded by fangs"
Year:  2007
Couuntry:  US
City:  Houston , TX
Label:  Rundownsun
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  2
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        HNW



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http://www.tesco-distro.com/catalog/images/products/aii01.jpgRICHARD RAMIREZ + FIRE IN THE HEAD
Year:  2005
Country:  US
Artist:  Richard ,  Michael Page
Label:  Audio Immolation Industries
Format:  CD (with postcard and sticker)
Edition:  125 copies
Tracks:  6
Time:  25 minutes
Genre: electronic
Style:          Harsh Noise


























This is a 6 track split CD, with each project offering 3 a piece. Richard Ramirez has been a pillar of the US Noise scene for well over a decade now and has remained consistently interesting in his output. His three tracks, all called “Legion” with each being a different version I-III. The first incarnation is a dense wall of jagged static like frequencies and underlying sub bass drift. It doesn’t really alter from that constant barrage, but at just over 3 minutes the intensity is maintained. Version II grows directly from this and pretty much stays the course for the first minute or so and then wells up into slowly shifting feedback yowls and electric hums. This slightly subdued passage gives way again to violent, scuttering noise and dense distortions with a constricted and choked quality to the ragged edges. The final version blends with the one preceding it alternating between the confined bite and a looser roar. The three movements total around 13 minutes, and showcase a great clarity to the sounds and steady shift in dynamic. Fire In The Head opens with “Sewn Shut” an ugly gurgling track of biting feedback and dense electronics with an off kilter but vibrant intensity. The vocals are delivered in a seething spoken style and held low in the mix. “Fear Becomes Complacency” is next and becomes in stark contrast to the previous track, with slow swelling synth tones as the sputtering electronics build to a spitting mass. The synth work remains intact throughout and provides a nice tonal bed for the chaos to rest upon. It’s a juxtaposition that works really well. “One Last Breath” ends the disc and fades into a heaving wall of heavy electronics and distant barked vocals. Really nice work from both here with a diversity of sound and style, and some really great sonics. Definitely a keeper. (*NOTE: this review was written by Scott ).
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BLACK LEATHER JESUS
"United States of Persuasion"
Year:  2005
Country:  US
City:  Houston
Label:  FA
Format:  CD
Tracks:  3
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:       Noise




















This is a harsh noise collective from Houston, Texas. It was originally formed by Richard Ramirez in 1989 and still active. This recording was dedicated to denounce the far right derive of the american republican party early 2000's, leadered by Geoerge Bush junior, and has titles very provocative. Good initiative.
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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"Don´t open the door"
Year:  2013
Country:  US
City:  Houston , TX
Label:  DeadLine
Format:  digital
Tracks:  1
Time:  37 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        ANW





































The layers and textures found within this work are surely to be appreciated by those who value the noise sounds, including those with industrial leanings. The low grumblings and noise breaks mix with improvisational work with a variety of distortion pedals, both working and broken. Grating textures assault the ears over the course of nearly 40 minutes. There is a certain tenderness to the whole work, though. I found that the undertone of the completed act was one of nostalgic regret, a somber look back on the perpetual waste of humankind. The sounds on each of the several discs differ from each other quite sharply. If listened to in packaged order, the sounds themselves tell the story of the destruction of man and machine, as tended to by the attentive texan artist.
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BLACK LEATHER JESUS
Year:  2009
Country:  US
City:  Houston , TX
Label:  Mask of the Slave
Format:  CD
Edition:  500 copies
Tracks:  4
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Harsh Noise
























The great album from the legendary Texas based noise band formed in 1989! The 20th Anniversary album! The band was founded by Richard Ramirez. Currently, it also includes Kevin Novak (TEF), Sean Matzus (The Secret Geography/ITLOA), Scott Houston(Respirator/S.P.I.T.), Vance Osborne (Murex/ITLOA), with occasional assistance by Jovan Hernandez (ze'r0-sum/Anatomy of a Blackout). Pro CD in normal jewel case limited to 500 copies. 
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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"Jakarta"
Year:  2003
Country:  US
City:  Houston , TX
Label:  Propulsive Audio
Format:  cassette
Edition:  20 copies
Tracks:  3
Time:  96 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Harsh Noise




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BLACK LEATHER JESUS
"Werewolf jerusalem"
Year:  1998
Country:  US
City:  Houston , TX
Label:  Deadline
Format:  LP
Edition:  10 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        ANW



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"Memorial"
Year:  1997
Country:  US
City:  Houston
Label:  Praxis Dr. Bearmann
Format:  CD
Tracks:  3
Time:  45 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise



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http://m3.miiduu.com/store3/95832/image/data/201406/PT136.pngBLACK LEATHER JESUS
"Scrapyard"

Year:  1995
Country:  US
City:  Houston , TX
Label:  Phage Tapes
Format:  LP , CD
Edition:  500 copies
Tracks:  4
Time:  51 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Harsh Noise
























BLACK LEATHER JESUS is a Texas-based harsh noise collective / band that was formed in 1989 by Richard Ramirez. The members are not always the same but some artists are: Sean E. Matzus, Zach Guttowsky, Thomas Mortigan, Carol Sandin, Nathan Golub, Tanner Garza, Vanessa Gates, Austin Caustic, Joseph Gates, Domokos Benczedi, Kevin Novak or Randa Golub. The lyrical themes are centered around the gay leather scene. This collective of artists has already recorded 100 albums plus 11 ep´s almost always with the same extreme and agressive harsh noise style. The quality of sound use to be also the same: a lo-fi, rude, crude, junk and metallic residual noise. There are no structures nor rhythms, but occasionally the band use some human voices or spoken words. BLACK LEATHER JESUS is really and specially brutal and hurtful. This CD album entitled "Scrapyard" is in fact a reissue of this classic of harsh noise vinyl LP released back in 1995 by the German label "Praxis Dr. Bearmann". In 2010 the veteran spanish label "RONF Records" made an effort to unbury this gem up including the full album plus one extra track by Richard Ramirez. A real factory pressed this CD packaged in jewel case with new artwork made by Jovan Hernandez.
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