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CONTROLLED DEATH is the dark side project by the Japanese noise legend Maso Yamazaki a.k.a. MASONNA. In April 2018 he debuted 1st album Symphony for the Black Murder, followed at the beginning of 2019 with his 2nd work in an astonishing black wooden box that included Journey through a Dead Body on vinyl and Deathwish Tapes 1-3 on CD and double tape. Now we're thrilled to see yet another mind-boggling work on Double LP recorded during this year, Ritualistic Mutilation in the Bloody Darkness. Wild and amazing, this one is absolutely essential for any fan of synth and dark ambient music. Cracked minimal electronic sound by Korg MS-20, unclear and disturbing voice with the influence of primitive black metal and dark ritual, this new double album presents a rotting world of doom. While listening to the records, each long track meanders slowly through proceedings with silent pauses, but they nonetheless generate a respectably dense assemblage of sounds. The smell of death is soaked in every groove produced by the four vinyl sides.
The activities of CONTROLLED DEATH are like an archaic revival of the experimental/industrial music prior to MASONNA, utilizing images of pathology like those of the early industrial period and shadows of Vienna Aktionism such as Hermann Nitsch as well as loose bits of seminal black metal. The existence and art that pierces through conspicuous consciousness and dives to areas of unconsciousness due to death and pleasure.
Pressed on 140g black vinyl. Housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with impressive photography (of a cave church with the remains of the people who were massacred by the Saracens in 999 A.D. during the invasion of southern Italy) by Aldo Volpe. 299 copies pressed.