Cvlt Nation is currently hosting the curious visual accompaniment to XIPHOID DEMENTIA’s “Malevolence.” The track comes by way of the project’s impending split with BASTARD NOISE. Titled Human Extinction Engine, the startling offering finds XIPHOID DEMENTIA’s throttling yet textured death industrial paired with and the harsh space ambience of BASTARD NOISE. Conceptually, both artists unite in seeing a world where humans slowly tighten the noose around their own neck through “advancement” and “industry.” Yet each artist reflects this concept in very different ways.
Comments XIPHOID DEMENTIA of the track, “‘Malevolence’ explores the idea of an inevitable world-without-us that erupts, quakes, and floods despite humanity’s existence. It also deals with how this ambivalent world-without-us can leak into the human and animal psyche.”
Witness XIPHOID DEMENTIA’s “Malevolence,” courtesy of Cvlt Nation, at THIS LOCATION.
Human Extinction Engine will be released on March 1st on LP and digitally via a joint venture among Scry Recordings, Existence Establishment, and Phage Tapes. Preorders are currently available now via all labels or directly through BASTARD NOISE. Follow the links below.
XIPHOID DEMENTIA Live:
2/22/2019 Industrial Aktions Festival @ Terminal, Oakland, CA
XIPHOID DEMENTIA is the electronic music project of sound artist Egan Budd. Recordings began in 1999 and despite infrequent collaborations XIPHOID DEMENTIA has remained a solo project. With XIPHOID DEMENTIA, Budd aims to create emotionally and visually charged soundscapes that affect the psyche of listener in both a conscious and subliminal nature. Compositions range from cerebral industrial to introspective drone and the many realms within.
BASTARD NOISE began as a combination side project and alter ego (with early releases often bearing both names) of the powerviolence group Man Is The Bastard in June of 1991. When Man Is The Bastard ended, BASTARD NOISE continued, mostly through the use of so called “caveman electronics” (the term that Henry Barnes gave his homemade tube oscillators) and vocals. Since then, the project has gone through various forms and sounds ranging from heavy rock to power electronics to full on noise. In 1999, John Wiese joined the fold which moved the project into more atmospheric territory, before leaving in 2004. Eric Wood and W.T. Nelson remained as the core of the project and the recent return of Joel Connell, along with Danny Walker’s arrival, pushed the project back toward a sound similar to Man Is The Bastard. Currently, BASTARD NOISE is the solo project of Eric Wood with frequent collaborators.