NEWS


New album by Helena Hauff

New album by Helena Hauff

Published: 2018-07-10

One of my top 2018 albums is likely to be 'Qualm' by Helena Hauff. Hazy high-pitched synths, distortion... dreamy melodies. Released on 3rd of August on Ninja Tune.

 

 

New techno track from JK Flesh

New techno track from JK Flesh

Published: 2018-06-27

VIA Resident Advisor: 'Techno's resident metalhead delivers a tonnes-heavy banger with carefully textured synths that sound like they're disintegrating.'

Listen to 'Different Species' at RA.

Strange Sounds From Beyond 2018

Strange Sounds From Beyond 2018

Published: 2018-06-14

Strange Sounds From Beyond has the line-up that makes your jaw hit the floor. Two days in the heart of Amsterdam will bring exclusive experiences. It's a rare occasion that you can find Identified Patient, IF, Alessandro Adriani, Mata Hari, Nurse With Wound, Les Filles De Illighadad, African Acid Is The Future and many more on the same bill.

One of my favourites are certainly Steve Stapleton's Nurse With Wound. The experimental outfit is kicking for 30 years now. Titled as the weirdest band in the world, Nurse With Wound have already released over 50 full-length albums and they never play two identical shows.

 

 

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INTERVIEWS


LIVE REVIEWS


Strange Sounds From Beyond 2018, Amsterdam

Strange Sounds From Beyond 2018, Amsterdam

Roadburn festival: colossal weekend beyond metal

Roadburn festival: colossal weekend beyond metal

Out The Frame, Ghent, 2018

Out The Frame, Ghent, 2018

King Dude // The Ruins of Beverast // Dolch @ Het Bos, Antwerp

King Dude // The Ruins of Beverast // Dolch @ Het Bos, Antwerp

Berlin Atonal 2017

Berlin Atonal 2017

Devilstone 2017 – Devil is fine and Devilstone is striking!

Devilstone 2017 – Devil is fine and Devilstone is striking!

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RECORD REVIEWS


Onmens - Doopgrond

Onmens - Doopgrond

Lakker - Die Vergangenheit, die Gegenwart, die Zukunft

Lakker - Die Vergangenheit, die Gegenwart, die Zukunft

Mutual Grimness

Mutual Grimness' Top 10 Releases of 2017

Constantine - Hades (Bedouin Records)

Constantine - Hades (Bedouin Records)

Lento - Fourth

Lento - Fourth

Jozef Van Wissem - Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back

Jozef Van Wissem - Nobody Living Can Ever Make Me Turn Back

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ABOUT


Elena

Elena Mara Reed


It was Vilnius Punk-Hardcore scene that introduced me to extreme music and radical politics. As a teen activist I found shelter in various underground venues throughout Lithuania and the rest of Europe. Together with my grrrlfriends, we hosted a radio show 'Atviras Galas' dedicated to non-commercial music and feminist agenda, we set up gigs and naively hoped for significant socio-political changes. Years went by. I moved to the UK. Revolution did not happen. My taste in music became darker, grittier and more bizarre. Post-metal, sludge and doom. Desolation to spare with industrial, experimental, noise, ambient and dark techno.


One grim day I was chatting with a mate about the disappearance of the DIY culture. Mutually grim we mourned. Out of grimness an exciting idea of starting a new platform for extreme music was born. I wanted to give voice to underdogs of the scene, to add a personal, more intimate approach and most importantly to keep it DIY. Mutual Grimness - for extreme music artists and fans, who find catharsis in riffs (and beats) and refuge from the misery of life in music.

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elena@mutualgrimness.com