Alexandra Atnif

Rhythmic Brutalism Vol.1&2

EM Records EM1168/69CD
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"Rhythmic Brutalism" is the title of this release, available as 2CD-set or two separate 12 inch vinyl LPs; the title is also a very apt description of the music itself. Romania-born Alexandra Atnif is fascinated by the harsh, grey concrete beauty and minimally repetitive force of the brutalist post-war architecture of her homeland, and this fascination has given rise to the music here.

Vol. 1 is an EM Records edition, compiled from an earlier self-released double CD featuring recordings from 2014-15. Vol. 2 consists of previously unreleased recordings from 2015 to 2017. Using elemental, inexpensive technology, Atnif's music is heavy and harsh, stripped down to distressed skeletal frameworks, rhythmic noise, rusting metal and weathered concrete, a distorted DIY realization of her beautifully brutal vision.

With a background in European modernist/avant-garde music, Atnif has been influenced by early rhythmic industrial music such as Throbbing Gristle, Esplendor Geometrico and Muslimgauze, as well as later practitioners of rhythm and noise including Pan Sonic, Autechre, Winterkälte, Prurient and Scorn. Across the relatively brief span of years contained within these two volumes, we hear the rhythmic structures begin to fracture and fray, and the outlines darken and become more obscure, with Antif's sensibility evident throughout.

Alexandra Atnif: Rhythmic Brutalism Vol.1&2

Pillars Of Insanity Alexandra Atnif
Ephemeral Moments Of Mental Clarity Alexandra Atnif
Adore & Detest Alexandra Atnif
Perspective Transparencies Alexandra Atnif
Acute Anxiety Neurosis Alexandra Atnif
I Said Destroy Alexandra Atnif
Abandon Your Cities Alexandra Atnif
Anthems Of The Deaf And Blind Alexandra Atnif
Live In Shame Alexandra Atnif
Perpetual Demystification Alexandra Atnif
Asymmetrikal Alexandra Atnif
Decay Mode Alexandra Atnif
Body Consciousness Alexandra Atnif
Degenerating Human Livestock Alexandra Atnif
Supersymmetry Alexandra Atnif
Compartmentalized Organic Life Alexandra Atnif
Self-Annihilator Alexandra Atnif
Petulant Alexandra Atnif
Undeciphered Distress Signal Alexandra Atnif
Void Aesthetik Alexandra Atnif

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