label: Taiga Records
"House of Low Culture is the long-running solo project of
Aaron Turner (Isis, Mamiffer, Lotus Eaters, etc.) and Poisoned
Soil is the first proper album to be released in nearly a
HOLC’s first release, Submarine Immersion Techniques Vol.
1, would set the tone for all that would follow. Recorded from
1997-1999, released in 2000, the album explored lonely,
lysergic drone territories and the construction of textural
weavings. Over the course of the next several years, Turner
broadened HOLC’s sonic palette considerably—incorporating
voices, keyboard textures, and other non-guitar
instrumentation—while engaging in collaborative efforts with
the likes of Merzbow/Masami Akita, James Plotkin, Z’ev,
Stephen O'Malley and others.
As of late, Faith Coloccia, Turner’s wife (and bandmate in
Mamiffer), has become a regular contributor. Her presence
can be heard and felt on HOLC’s new full-length recording,
Poisoned Soil, as can that of percussionist B.R.A.D (Asva,
Master Musicians of Bukkake, Burning Witch, etc). The three
lengthy compositions within conjure a wide variety of spatial
effects and spectral imagery when experienced under
headphones: distant rumblings, ominous premonitions and
strange equilibrium disturbances, all underscored by the hiss
of naked electrical current.
On This Recording:
Aaron Turner with
Faith Coloccia (Mamiffer, Pyramids)
B.R.A.D. (Burning Witch, Asva, MMOB)
- Spoiled Fruits of the Kingdom
- The Ladder that Leads to Nowhere
- Inappropriate Body "