CONTORTUS cd/tape, YANA cd, represses

Freak Animal is proud to present two rather obscure Finnish debut albums!

Contortus has shown its existence in form of couple small tape releases and couple live gigs. Debut album sets all things into new levels. You can expect the vile and aggressive force known from many Finnish power electronics / industrial-noise projects, but Contortus has their very own style.

Besides sheer brutality and forceful vocal assaults, sounds themselves are crafted with utmost care. Each track stands out with distinctive composition and texture. Usage of acoustics, electronics, hammering industrial rhythms, brooding synths, piercing feedbacks and so on, is done with personal touch and serious commitment to create noteworthy album. “Violence In Heat” is published as cd and tape!

YANA has been well kept secret if one can say so. Out of variety of sessions this experimental noise duo has created, only few unique hand made tapes circulate. Couple of them had landed into hands of Freak Animal, and it was instantly obvious that this project is something that has been lacking in Finnish noise scene.

It is at the same time free-flowing sound realm what suggests fairly improvised sessions – and song oriented material what keeps each session coherent and focused. This debut CD titled “Chimerism” contains 4 songs in c. 40 minutes, material that could satisfy both, fans of more cruel industrial-noise as well as those who prefer more vivid physically hand made sonic experiments.

Short sample fragment barely does justice for neither of this albums. Freak Animal has never been shy about putting out new and unknown artists instead of already legendary names. Many know we don’t put out “whatever”. These two names are absolute essential things to check out from newer generation of projects from Finland!




Also, those looking for hard-to-find industrial-noise offenses: Freak Animal has represses all Deathkey albums on CD. Notorious, ridiculed and worshipped. Has generated more tears because of both: amusement and utmost disgust and pain than almost any other project in recent history of genre.


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