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maurizio bianchi / m.b. &
maor appelbaum: innervation

  Artist: Maurizio Bianchi / M.B. & Maor Appelbaum
Title: Innervation
Format: CD-R ltd. to 300 copies in pro-printed triple folder cardboard sleeve
Tracks: 6
Playing time: 66:10
Release date: October 2008
File under: Industrial / Noise

Track List:

1.  Efferent  9:59

2.  CNS (Central Nervous System)  10:01

3.  Motor  11:57

4.  Afferent  10:30

5.  PNS (Peripheric Nervous System)  9:59

6.  Sensory  13:32



Excluding the avantgarde composers of the 1950/60s, Maurizio Bianchi is probably the most well-known and respected italian experimental composer.

At the end of the 70s, at the peak of the Industrial scene, he released several tapes of noise music under the Sacher-Pelz moniker.

In the early 80s he started using the M.B. moniker and as the tape network was growing, a lot of his cassettes, such as Mectpyo/Blut, Industrial Tape, Computer S.p.A., Technology, Dicembre 1980 and many more were released.

Symphony for a Genocide was his first vinyl record, soon followed by other cult albums such as Menses, Neuro Habitat, Regel, Mectpyo Bakterium (released under his own real name), Das Testament, Endometrio, Carcinosi and The Plain Truth. In 1984, "Armaghedon" was announced as his last record.

In 1998-2000, due to the interest of Emanuele Carcano, founder of the Alga Marghen label, after having been sadly bootlegged all over the world for more than a decade, the whole M.B. vinyl catalogue was officially re-released on CD by Ees't Records.

At the same time, after a 14 years of meditative pause, Maurizio Bianchi returned to create music. Plenty of solo albums and collaborations were subsequently released on various medias by labels all over the world, showcasing Bianchi's different approaches at experimental music.

Maor Appelbaum is a well-respected producer and sound and lighting engineer and multi-talented musician. He has been heavily involved in the Israel music scene for many years.

He is involved in multi-textured and genre-hopping projects such as the atmospheric Sleepless, the highly aggressive and varied Vultures, the dark wave EBM-oriented band I.W.R, the dark black noise project Thy Mesmerized, as well as being the sole creator of such avant-garde solo projects as, Vectorscope, Lunisolar and Screening.

His musical ventures expand to more metallic bands such as the doom infested Moonskin, for whom he play bass and compose most of the music and lyrics. He has done various musical collaborations with Maurizio Bianchi, Kenji Siratori, Clint Listing, The Hollowing and Tom Davidov.

He was a freelance writer in such well-known zines as Metal Hammer Israel and Dofek. Currently he is the editor of the music webzine www.alternative-zine.com, and also a D.J. for many clubs and radio programs.

Coming after "Environmental Meditations" (Topheth Prophet, 2006) and "Electrostatic Deflection" (Silentes, 2007), "Innervation" is Maurizio Bianchi & Maor Appelbaum's third collaborative effort.

"Innervation", in the scientific study, is the distribution of the nerve fibers to an organ or body region. "Innervation", in the experimental dissertation, is the prevaricator apportionment of the sound filaments to a magnetophonic tissue or electrostrictive territory." *

The six tracks on the album have a strong impact, treating us with stabs of intense noise generated by analog synthesizers and effects.

"This innervated work was released using electro-neurotic sequences, mixed with concrete-sensorial modulations in an investigative contraction. Its mechanistic internalization stimulates indipendent functions for an emotional behavior. For your genetical safety please listen to it using intense cellular ear-dilatation..." *

* Maurizio Bianchi, October 2008


"...the most of the sounds selection is based on high-mid frequencies but still not Pan Sonic/Tony Conrad alike, consider they've utilized a great variety of white noise and unexpressive frequencies. If you ask me, I'd guess the majority of dirty noises plus analog-sounding frequencies comes from Bianchi, while the most of the high pitched tones plus the whole sound definition comes from the hands of Appelbaum, but maybe I'm completely wrong thus take it with a grain of salt... If my ears are still decent some of the tracks show the background of both the artists involved in this collaborative effort, thus while dueling on the experimental front this work betrays the fact they can do it hard as fuck..."
Chain D.L.K. [more]

"..."Innervation" è lavoro di ferreo rigore di diretta discendenza industrial, tra le tundre turbinanti di "Efferent", le fibre nervose guizzanti come macchinari in intrepido moto perpetuo di "CNS", le evacuazioni noise che agonizzano nelle distese d'acciaio di "Motor", i tellurici tornado che vibrano in "Afferent", il ribollente, a tratti molestamente querulo, nichilismo di "PNS", e "Sensory" che, tra allarmi, rombi d'aerei in rotta d'attacco e metalli in frizione, grattugia il manto celeste."
Blow Up [more]

"...Mit "Innervation" löschen Maurizio Bianchi and Maor Appelbaum meine schlechten Erinnerungen an ihr gemeinsames Debüt aus und überzeugen auf ganzer Linie durch dronigen Noise Ambient, welcher mit viel Ausdruckskraft aus den Lautsprechern auf die Startbahn West rollt und in die Lüfte steigt."
Kultur Terrorismus [more]

"...una tempesta di sollecitazioni sinaptiche in musica, o meglio di onde mentali elettronicamente generate per scatenare cariche vibrazionali diversamente inarrivabili, sorta di terapia dell'udito che promuove esperienze prossime ai territori della psicoacustica. Il CD innerva sei tracce analogiche a lunga durata, alternando ipnotici noisescapes angolari e prismatici tagli di frequenza come un fiume carsico di eventi corrosivi che impattano sulla sfera dei sensi ed inchiodano all'ascolto, con l'adrenalina che viaggia a pieno regime fra cuspidali salti di clima e spirali vorticose."
Rockerilla [more]

"Dopo "Environmental Meditations" (Topheth Prophet, 2006) ed "Electrostatic Deflection" (Silentes, 2007), "Innervation" è la terza collaborazione tra Maurizio Bianchi e Maor Appelbaum... Al di là di quanto suggerito dal suo titolo e da quelli dei brani, "Innervation" si compone di sei tracce, durante le quali si ha la sensazione di stare dentro un treno supermoderno (o in una metropolitana) sparato a tutta velocità in una galleria. Si tratta di un'associazione inevitabilmente soggettiva visto il tipo di album, ma è vero che il rumore in questione, non particolarmente abrasivo, è costante, tranne in alcuni frangenti nei quali - aumentando o diminuendo per gradi, dunque saturando o de-saturando progressivamente le nostre orecchie - dà l'idea o di un'accelerazione o di una decelerazione... È come se M.B. fosse il treno e Maor Appelbaum i lampi di luce della galleria o le imperfezioni delle rotaie, che creano riflessi o scossoni imprevisti, scuotendo un po' il passeggero prima che si rifaccia ipnotizzare dalla regolarità del suono del motore. E se un disco di questo genere fa credere di viaggiare, allora hanno vinto i due autori..."
Audiodrome [more]

"Innervation" is half way eccentricity and other half a serious sonic study in the camp of Electro-Neurology going into the camp of the sounds inscribed in the nerve transmissions through the body region. The infinite discharge of electronic orders coming from the brain to conform what we call life and movement, action and thought, but as serious this may sound the ultimate sound from all this presentation sounds as what it ultimately is, an immense bubble of energy flowing and streaming through fibres with a unique receiver... the listener. The work steps into two territories, first and more importantly goes the Noise direction, constructed in chained layers of harsh electric buzzing and ultra high frequencies and secondly and as result from the amount of different frequency tone transmitted, energetic vibrations and waves of magnetic buzz a whole structure of high pitched tonalities, electrifying layers and textures comes as the ultimate form and concretion for ambience, offering dissimilar sonic perceptions to the listener as the multi formed sonority of a colossal airport with thousands of jet engines working altogether like in "Efferent" to the irradiating and more typically noise piercing "Motor" that contains these penetrating textures made of high frequencies receiving the varying pulsation of drilling like bolts of energy through them and forming a whole structure of layers coming and going..."
Heathen Harvest [more]