Aufgehoben are an English band, congregating in the same dreary halls that This Heat, Throbbing Gristle and Whitehouse
have all stumbled down. It's grey on grey on grey, from the skies to the streets that surround Aufgehoben, both physically
and sonically. The echoes of violent auto crashes, factory machinery coming apart at the bolts and electrical storms are
just as present in any Aufgehoben track as the strum of a guitar or crash of a cymbal. Theirs is a music that pays homage
to the true post-Industrial age, lashing out for those too sedentary and distressed to do so.
Even in this time of information overload, Aufgehoben are defiantly soft-spoken, never opting for photo-shoots, buzzwords
or any of the other trappings that mire so many. Preferring to let their music stand on its own, Aufgehoben have released
music on the domestic Riot Season and California-based Holy Mountain, each fine purveyors of heavy, difficult music. Performances
are rare, as the true Aufgehoben sound is developed by post-performance manipulation as much as it is live improvisation,
but those lucky enough to attend such events do not soon forget.
Shortly after the release of their fourth full-length album, Aufgehoben have released a two-song picture disc single on
White Denim, unleashing a sound reminiscent of Hijokaidan, Seven Minutes of Nausea and Hamid Drake, yet clearly their own
monster, as bleak and cold as the artwork and packaging would suggest.
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