12" LP · (Urashima)


Marco Corbelli's artistic journey began in the early '90s. Under the pseudonym of Marco Rotula, he started to release a series of fanzines in A5 format. The first was The Pleasure Agony, followed by Sick and Murders. The aesthetics of these first fanzines were very sophisticated and the content dealt with topics that would follow Marco Corbelli throughout his artistic career: sadism, schizophrenia, insanity, murder, psychosis, necrophilia, diseases and, most importantly, death. In 1993, heavily influenced by his obsessions, Marco Corbelli began his musical activities, creating the Slaughter Productions label and the ATRAX MORGUE project. Greatly inspired by Italian Power Electronics act THE SODALITY, with their 1987 LP Beyond Unknown Pleasures, and by projects such as WHITEHOUSE and BRIGHTER DEATH NOW, pioneers of a minimal, evil and visceral electronic, ATRAX MORGUE released his first tape In Search of Death, which was to be followed by a series of amazing cassettes in the following years.

In 1995 the activity of Slaughter Productions became more and more frantic, releasing countless tapes. At the end of the same year, the label released two important works of ATRAX MORGUE on cassette in very limited editions. The first, titled An Expression of Psychic Masochism, was comprised of one only track that was based on unique white, painful and horrific synth drones, generating a mental alteration that initiates brutal operation of psychic surgery, neuroses and split personality. The tape was released in an edition of thirty hand-numbered copies wrapped in two black foam pads. The second, titled Catch My Agony, featured two tracks that were founded on abrasive synth drones; the harsh and glacial sound atmosphere drips with murder, necrophilia and dead bodies forming a macabre collage. Thr work was inspired by The Order of Death, a novel written by Hugh Fleetwood, which was adapted for the screen by the Italian director Roberto Faenza. Released in one hundred hand-numbered copies and packaged in an outstanding manner, literally stuck in a real heavy steel mousetrap. The smell of death is saturated in every sound produced by the brilliant and twisted mind of Marco Corbelli in these two works. Anxiety, alienation and hypochondria turn into a deep paranoia in pain. Without hesitation, the bodies are emptied, leaving the field to an electronics purulence of rare power disconcerting. Finally reissued on a single LP, the tracks were remastered from the original tapes and the record has been pressed on 140g black vinyl with black center labels and a polylined black inner sleeve, housed in a black cardstock sleeve with silver silkscreen. It includes an insert that include credits, the original Slaughter Productions logo and artwork from the earlier mentioned fanzines. Limited edition of 199 copies.

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