Photo DAVE SERRANO
In honor of the showcase Hospital Productions is hosting in LA this week, we asked two artists with new records on the label to share THEIR favorite songs. Lussuria started by exploring his entire record collection, and now Clay Rendering is up with a primer on the Hospital artists set to slay Zebulon’s stage this Thursday and Friday. Here’s what co-founder Mike Connelly had to say about the their favorite tracks from Dominick Fernow’s DIY-or-die imprint, followed by selections from the group’s looming ‘California Black Vows‘ LP and their crimson-tinged back catalogue….
It was a joy to create a playlist featuring the bands we will be sharing the stage with at the Hospital showcases in Los Angeles. Obviously we recommend picking up the albums these songs are plucked from, but hopefully this playlist will whet your appetite….
LUSSURIA – THREE KNOCKS
One of our absolute favorite projects (this can be said about this entire playlist, really), the newest offering from Lussuria is a truly haunting song that lingers long after it has ended.
LAUREATE – STOLEN FROM UNDER
What a sick introduction to a new Hospital project. Laureate breaks the silence with a full head of steam and a dedication to further inquisition. We love this album and this track sums it up for us.
SKIN CRIME – INNSMOUTH
We’ve worshipped Skin Crime for more than half our lives. This track is from the legendary Audio Pathology CD and demonstrates the broad sound palate of Skin Crime’s arsenal. Quite possibly America’s greatest noise band.
ALBERICH – NO REFERENCE TO THE ABSENCE OF ALLEGORY
This track is a great example of Lapke’s contemplative, emotional, dark-ambient style. We could listen to it on repeat all day.
LINEKRAFT – URBAN DETERIORATION
Pure, industrial noise freedom gifted to us in glorious intensity. Seeing Linekraft live is the true way to experience the project, but this track evokes the experience of that primal energy.
SILENT SERVANT – OPTIMISTIC DECAY
So many of the things we love about Silent Servant are here: a heart pulsing through the city at night, a synth line that makes you remember the past while looking thru the passenger window.
GEOGRAPHY OF HELL – NAGASAKI 1945 (SIDE C)
Absolutely stunning industrial composition. This entire double album really needs to be listened to in one sitting, but here’s a taste.
OLD TOWER – SILENCE BENEATH THE ANCIENT GROUNDS
From the murky depths of the underworld to a vast landscape of stars, we cherish every hidden corner that Old Tower takes us to. Our copy of this 7” is nearly worn out from so many plays.
VATICAN SHADOW – LOYAL TO THE DECEASED
Strange voices and mysterious synths land us in the desert of antiquity as we look toward the future. Vatican Shadow sends chills down our spines, and this track demonstrates why.
JUNKO – SLEEPING BEAUTY (SIDE A)
Noise, pure and true. Japanese legend Junko needs no effects and no gear. Her bare voice is enough to crumble mountains and drain oceans. This level of raw extremity is beautiful to us and the only way to end this playlist.