Label: Old Europa Cafe
人気女性ノイズ作家HimukaltことEster Karkkainenと、オーストラリアはメルボルンにてMilitary Position名義で動くHarriet Kate Morganによる注目の共同プロジェクト"Scopophilia"の1stアルバム！！
SPKやAtrax Morgue、Lustmord、Vatican Shadowからの影響と版元解説にありますが、それらの要素を上手い形で取り込み、無造作なザク切りカットアップや硬質なダークミニマルと融合させ見事な構造でアウトプットした全8曲。彼女達のプライベートサウンドトラックというコンセプトで作られている模様。12ページのブックレットが付属、6パネルデジパック。
Violent For Being Sexually Desired is the debut album by SCOPOPHILIA, the collaborative project from Harriet Kate Morgan (aka MILITARY POSITION) and Ester Kärkkäinen (aka HIMUKALT).
One cannot write about Scopophilia without discussing the female condition, as both artists sublimate their own biographies and biologies into sound.
Literally, 'scopophilia' means an extreme sense of the male gaze, with the woman bearing nothing but her own sexuality.
Yes, this album is a fractured autobiographical rendering on the inherently fraught situation of being a woman; but more so, it is a raw production of power electronics, industrial decadence, and provocative discipline.
Although leading different lives in separate countries, the two share a number of similar influences, SPK, Atrax Morgue, Brainbombs, Lustmord, Vatican Shadow.
Their respective solo work is largely industrial and can be quite minimal in comparison to Scopophilia.
In the album's dark techno rhythms - heard on tracks such as "I Would Die For You" and "She . Her . Myself. And I" - Scopophilia create a unique and completely different sound altogether from their solo work.
These tracks are lurid, sensual, intimate, and violent all at once, stirring visual images and narrative fragments through the noise.
Both Morgan and Kärkkäinen have a past experiences as sex workers, and they believe this album could be their own private soundtrack to a strip club or a dungeon.
The album is more than a synthesis of the bruised noise from Military Position and postmortem electronics from Himukalt, through an uncanny communion of misery, mania, sexual addiction, innate trauma, the loss of self, the aftermath of abuse or controlling situations, the horror of being in a female body and the subsequent feelings of entrapment this brings.
The record has an element of complete sadness and abandonment but also embodies some sort of empowerment - a moving forward, a sense of revenge.
Violent From Being Sexually Desired brings forward a definite vignette of female sexuality but framed more as a sort of ailment, a disease, something that isn’t desired or warranted and the thoughts that run through one’s mind as a result.
It acts as a sort of diary, a commentary on their past and their subsequent feelings of disempowerment as well as thoughts on what it is to be a woman and industrial artist.
CD comes in a six panels digipak plus 12 pages booklet.
01. Wortless bitch
02. I would die for you
04. Violent for being sexualy desired
05. Maybe she was asking for it
06. She. Her. Myself. And I
08. Casting Disperisions