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Turk Knifes Pope & Petit Mal

by Turk Knifes Pope & Petit Mal

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This was our first "proper" release. Originally this was supposed to be a split cassette to go along with a friend's zine, but the zine was vaporware, so we decided to release it anyway ourselves.

Some review excerpts:
"calm dark layers of sound spread with scraps of metal. a beautiful purifying album that has been compiled very well and packaged artfully" - phosphor
"this fifty-nine minute cd is split between two industrial noise bands. a grinding thunder rumbles amidst a ghostly gothic choir…a collage of instructional tapes duel among themselves on an angry field of shimmering dark noise…the purring of monstrous machines gone dancing on the moon (they echo chugga chugga)…then the machines begin spinning so fast they fly away into space…once free of the gravity well these massive machines set vibrating, slowly chewing away at the fabric of sane reality…thus ending the intriguing turk knifes pope portion of this cd. you have been sonically purged of all organic relaxation. the petit mal portion of the disc is a long twenty-eight minute excursion into atonal repetition of harsh noises and threatening surges, offset by ticking and basement guitar." - sonic curiosity
"From the beautifully designed packaging to the pleasingly disturbing audio, this release flies far beyond most others in the realm of noise/experimental music." - Grinding Into Emptiness
"This material has a somewhat ambient and dark feeling, and Turk Knifes Pope never let the noise take over the mood of these recordings. ... Very different from the usual atmosphere of the industrial or noise scenes, {the Petit Mal side} has a little something that reminds me of the lo-fi emotional tracks of Godspeed You Black Emperor!, although with a very different instrumentation." - Recycle Your Ears


released January 1, 1995

Tracks 1-6 by Destin LeBlanc
Track 7 by Jim Kaiser
Cover art by Johnny Painter
Printed at Hammer Press


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Zenflesh Records Pasadena, California

Circa mid-90s's umbrella for sound artists Destin LeBlanc & Jim Kaiser. More recent stuff from Destin (TKP) is under the project name Autistatic. Jim's later Petit Mal and other collaboration were released by Petit Mal Music.

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