This is gritty, raw, grimy, and filthy stuff, here. It conjures, within the mind, images of intense fetishization, of sexual freedom, of letting go. This takes power-electronics and captures the essence of great acts like Whitehouse and Ramleh. It's good to see female members tackling this kind of subject matter. We need more of this. This was very well documented, too; it has a very live feel to it.
Favorite track: Autoerotik Punishment.
Prominent S&M inspired electronics is not a new theme, but it has been a long time since such a vital voice has arisen. Enter Beyond Enclosure. With their debut recording Dungeon of Total Void, this Portuguese duo fronted by Samantha Diabolik with the assistance of Andre Coelho (of the now defunct Sektor 304 and operating here as "The Analyst"), have assembled an imposing homage to discomfort, pain, and pleasure. Built around a foundation of subversive and deviant themes, the eight tracks here undulate and throb with malfunctioning electronics, noxious, droning wavelengths, brooding, low slung bass, and malevolent psychoacoustics, with a stream of processed vocal instructions and commands that create a heightened sense of tension and unease. It's a brilliant display and musically should find immediate appeal among fans of Puce Mary, IRM, Sewer Goddess, and Haus Arafna. In 6 panel digipak, lmtd 500 copies.