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Continuing on their mission to bring ‘excellent weird music’ from around the world to the North East, Newcastle record label Inverted Grim-Mill Recordings celebrate their 30th release with a compilation album of charmingly bewildering ear-pummelling sounds.

Artists featured on Inversion Therapy Volume Two, released on 3rd July, all share the common theme of having performed at one of the label’s live shows since their inception in 2012. As such, it’s a thrilling mish-mash of styles and temperaments, which makes for particularly interesting listening as the A-Z tracklisting throws up some dramatic stylistic clashes.

Expect ambient drone, experimental electronics, shouty punk and pummelling sludge, with new and exclusive inclusions from the likes of beguiling loop artist Nathalie Stern, whose track Blade Patch, in thrall to legendary composer and filmmaker John Carpenter, is often performed live but so far remains unreleased; Connect by Newcastle’s ambient drone-master Dextro was created in isolation for broadcast via BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway; Corpse Twitcher’s As Silent As Moth sets out the band’s ominous murk; plus there’s live recordings from Newcastle’s wonky noise rockers Lump Hammer and doom-mongers Geomancer, not to mention tracks from Mondo Sadists, Brad Field, Bleach, Lore, 1727 and many more.

The compilation serves as a not-so-subtle reminder of the health of the region’s experimental scene. The fact that all proceeds from digital sales of this and their previous compilation (released in 2018) will be donated to Music Venue Trust’s Emergency Response Fund, serves to ensure it’s an essential purchase.

Inverted Grim-Mill Recordings release Inversion Therapy Volume Two on 3rd July


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