New York's solo project Gridfailure has returned with a new recording where he teams up with Mac Gollehon to create a mixture of harsh noise, post industrial and experimental and this is a review of their 2021 collaboration album "Dismemberment Cafe" which was released by Nefarious Industries.
Power electronics and the sounds of torture start off the album along with some synths and programmed beats a few seconds later. Demonic voices can also be heard at times while the music also has its experimental and avant garde moments as well as some pianos also being added into certain sections of the recording.
High pitched screams can also be heard at times while the music also captures the dark atmospheric of a classic horror movie soundtrack. Industrial style beats are also added into certain sections of the songs along with trumpets also being utilized quite a bit throughout the album and harsh noises are also brought into some parts of the tracks.
All of the songs also sound very different from each other along with some tracks also adding in a small amount of samples. When synths are utilized they also bring in elements of dark ambient as well as some field recordings and bass guitars also being used more as the album progresses. The production sounds very dark while the song themes focus on horror, slasher and detective films of the 70's and 80's.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collaboration between Gridfailure and Mac Gollehon and if you are a fan of harsh noise, post industrial, experimental and avant jazz, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Evisceration Guest List" "A Diet of Maggots" "Gusher" and "Pieces". 8 out of 10.