1.13.2015

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"moments descended in blue ash"
Year:  2015
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Artist:  Grey Holger
Label:  Chonritic Sound
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  4
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise         Drone





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"but mine own vineyard
I have not kept"
Year:  2013
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Artist:  Grey Holger
Label:  Chondritic
Format:  cassette
Edition:  100 copies
Tracks:  4
Time:  26 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise         Ambient





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"They made me the keeper of the vineyards"
Year:  2012
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Artist:  Grey Holger
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  2
Time:  26 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Ambient




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"A Stagnant Plague Cast Through Shallow Earth"
Year:  2012
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Artist:  Grey Holger
Label:  Helicopter
Format:  CD
Tracks:  4
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Drone





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"Elemental Disgrace"
Year:  2011
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Artist:  Grey Holger
Label:  Spectrum spools
Format:  LP
Edition:  200 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Drone

















“Elemental Disgrace” is an album that needs to happen now. Finally, the next phase has arrived – a stunning double side-long record of some of the U.S. best underground synthesizer music we have heard here at the Spectrum Spools headquarters.  Whatever rise to the synthesizer came later on in the 00’s is hardly of any concern to Greh Holger and his Hive Mind project. Having released private press cassettes of solo synth works as far back as 2002, Hive Mind exists as enigmatic in world of new-jack synthheads and the tidal wave of “neo kosmische” that goes with it by flying far under it’s radar.  The silence is now broken and here we are treated to some of the most unique sounds Spectrum Spools has yet presented. No blisscapes to be found here. No soaring latched arpeggios, no cosmic vistas. Not a single melody. This is two sides of ancestral ruin in its clearest and most focused presentation. The brutality of the Earth and the harsh reality of all that it holds. Unknowable sounds – that of the dawn of the Earth, or perhaps the sound of its demise. A toxic swamp of chemicals and mutated organisms left behind long after man has wiped himself away for good. Field recordings from the end of the world.  While others are racing for the stars, Hive Mind’s tetonic plate shifting and brutal rumble will give you a brand new way to look at modern synthesizer composition. With a focus on textural sounds and shifting frequency registers, this album gives the listener the a full range of listening possibilities with infinite replay value.  It’s worth noting that Spectrum Spools as a label would not exist without Hive Mind. An inspiration and a pioneer in the modern U.S. synthesizer circuit, it’s with pleasure and honor to release “Elemental Disgrace” into the world. First 250 copies on stalactite yellow colored vinyl. One of the best Grey Holger works.
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HIVE MIND +
DAMION ROMERO
"Return to steam"
Year:  2009
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  2 x cassette
Tracks:  4
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:      Drone      Noise


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"Eidolic & Opaque"
Year:  2009
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Artist:  Grey Holger
Label:  Tone Filth rec.
Format:  cassette
Edition:  100 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:      Noise      Minimal



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"Cities In bronze - Live"
Year:  2009
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  2 x cassette
Edition:  100 copies
Tracks:  4
Time:  63 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise         Drone



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http://f1.bcbits.com/img/a2181027537_10.jpg "Beneath triangle and crescent"
Year:  2008
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Artist:  Grey Holger
Label:  Fag Tapes
Format:  cassette
Edition:  77 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Noise        Ambient



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HIVE MIND +
DEAD BRAIN
"Unearthed union three"
Year:  2008
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Artist:  Grey Holger
Label:  Chondritic
Format:  cassette
Tracks: 2
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:    Drone        Noise

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"initation into nothingness"
Year:  2009
Label:  Chondritic sound
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  3
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Dark Ambient





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"mist vault"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  CD
Tracks:  1
Time:  37 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Noise         Ambient





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"acrid mire"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  CD
Tracks:  1
Time:  28
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise         Ambient





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"Ashen geometry"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Artist:  Grey Holger
Label:  Throne heap
Format:  casette
Edition:  75 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise       Drone

















Hive Mind is the searing creation of a Michigan resident named Grey Holger, who also runs the stellar "Chondritic Sound" label as well as the website and the forum under the same name. There have been 30 to 40 "Hive Mind" releases since 2003, mostly ultra-limited cassettes and CD's, the biggest exceptions being 2004's dark, 38-minute single-track Sand Beasts on PacRec/Chondritic and this year's Death Tone on Hanson, whose overhwelming attack even convinced digi-phobes B.Coley and T.Moore to briefly relax their anti-CD regimen. The closest parallel to Hive Mind's thunder is the thick drones of Double Leopards, but where that Brooklyn quartet stays mostly murky and blurred, Greh lets thinner sounds and clearer textures emerge from his cavernous mix. I've spent the last week glued to Metallic Thaumaturgy, a Chondritic CD-R culled from a 4-cassette box set of 2004 live recordings, and after about 25 listens, it remains awesomely tough to pin down. There's practically a cinematic progression here, as Greh's ideas gradually multiply and expand for 80 minutes like ballons that can procreate, but there's something else happening that words can't imprison. Parts are echoey and actually scary, circling ears like a hurricane's eye; other sections are finely granular, with sandpaper-like texture and infinite detail. On the final two tracks, Greh mercilessly scalpels his diligent drones using bumpy glitches and warped loops that sound like blindfolded robots marching into a fire. "Hive Mind" will play on the middle day of the 3rd No Fun Fest, whose lineup is now totally set. Way too many great things this year to choose from, but I'm especially peeled for White Rock (Mouthus + Double Leopards), Fat Worm of Error, Shackamaxon (Double Leps + Son Of Earth + Pete Nolan), and the ultra-rare apperance of the legendary Smegma... (review by "Noise Week" blog).
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HIVE MIND + WORKBENCH
"Flash Flood"
Year:  2005
Country:  US
Artist:   Grey Holger ,
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  EP
Tracks:  2
Time:  26 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:       Noise       Drone





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"Chains of ice"
Year:  2005
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Artist:  Grey Holger
Label:  Chondritic
Format:  cassette , CD
Tracks:  2
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise         Ambient




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HIVE MIND + LUASARAELON
Year:  2005
Country:  US
Artist:  Grey Holger , David Reed
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  CD
Edition:  1.000 copies
Tracks:  6
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Noise      Drone






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AARON DILLOWAY +
HIVE MIND
"forgotten thrist"
Year:  2005
Country:  US
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  CD
Tracks:  1
Time:  15 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental




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HIVE MIND +
LUASA RAELON +
REDROT
"industrial isolation"
Year:  2004
Country:  US
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  CD
Edition:  100 copies
Tracks:  4
Time:  65 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Ambient




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"tunnel birth"
Year:  2003
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  cassette , CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise         Drone





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Here below some pics of this brilliant musician named Greh Holger, who apart HIVE MIND also run another b-side projects and his own record label "Chondritic Sound".