Texas audiovisual insurgent PORNOHELMUT – aka percussionist/creator Neil Barrett – will deploy his pummeling Bang Lord debut full-length next week. With the album’s collectively debilitating onslaught of driving polyrhythms, idiosyncratic tones, and overall bizarre nature on the verge of its release, new single “Bell Ringer” has been hung out to dry through the Toilet Ov Hell portal.
Bang Lord marks PORNOHELMUT‘s first studio full-length; a multifaceted crystallization of industrial noise, punk rock, metal, experimental electronics, and violently enigmatic percussion that tests the boundaries and proclivities of underground music at large. The album was engineered by PORNOHELMUT‘s creator Neil Barrett at Hell’s Kitchen, mastered by James Plotkin, and features artwork by Josh Paul.
“The polyrhythms symbolize how our country is going to shit,” delves Barrett. “The dark masters of society have mechanized the human being, seeking to reduce us to nothing more than jagged-toothed gears in a machine. The machine will seize and eventually fling us all back into the dust. The voice of the pure-hearted child shall rise from the ruins and sing us back from hell, unto true freedom and glory.”
Toilet Ov Hell writes in part, “Lots of cool polyrhythms and odd textures, but for music this experimental it’s wrapped up in a fairly accessible package. Rest assured the rest of the album is just as strange and oftentimes more so, so if you’d like to dive in further and see how off the wall PORNOHELMUT can get then Bang Lord will be the album for you.”
PORNOHELMUT’s “Bell Ringer” can be heard early at Toilet Ov Hell RIGHT HERE.
Bang Lord will see release February 14th, on all digital outlets via French avant label Atypeek Music, and on limited gold audio cassette via PORNOHELMÜT‘s new Show & Tell.
Find preorders for the cassette HERE and the digital HERE, and see the previously released “Astroglide” video HERE.
The extreme, experimental unit PORNOHELMUT is the work of one Neil Barrett, formerly of BLK OPS, The Dead See, and others, and responsible for video work with Today Is The Day, Primitive Man, Cave Bastard, and others. With this outfit, Barrett fires point-blank on all cylinders blasting a debilitating alloy of explosive drums/percussion, synths, vocals, and more at the listener. In a live setting, the visuals take on a commanding aspect of the performance, controlled rhythmically by the drumming and shifting haphazardly between gnarled found footage, spastic animations and originally filmed content, often with segues of glitched out video mixing and eerie, garbled audio samples.
Barrett’s newly founded imprint Show & Tell that will feature various PORNOHELMÜT releases as well as highlighting other audiovisual performers, experimental film, unique solo acts, and other outsider musicians and artists. The initial release of Bang Lord will take shape as a, with other related audiovisual formats forthcoming.
In addition to the impending Bang Lord album, PORNOHELMUT is booking new tour dates, is fully immersed in the creation of a fully audiovisual album with Gridfailure, and more. Watch for updates over the months ahead.