ABOUT – WHITE WALLS [Power Electronics/Noise/Death Industrial/Reverse Records UK]

WHITE WALLS

White Walls is an English/US sound artist and visual artist group. Established in 2009, the band consists of Keith Mitchell (vocals, electronics, guitar, sampling, synth, art, visual, direction), and Jennifer M. Lubert (spoken word, art, vocals, direction)

Expect confrontational sound and the use of often disturbing imagery, including photography and art based around mental illness, medical procedures, and medical fetish, combined with seething electronics this gave the group a notorious reputation. However, White Walls always maintained that their mission was to challenge and explore the darker and obsessive sides of the human condition rather than to make attractive music. White Walls make extensive use of pre-recorded samples, broken glass, guitar and power drill, sheet metal, synths and special effects, etc to produce a distinctive, highly distorted or cold minimal background, usually accompanied by lyrics or spoken-word performances by Jennifer M. Lubert or painfully harsh vocals by Keith Mitchell.

In 2010, they produced their debut album:
“WHITE WALLS – MALATTIA MENTALE” Released on UK record Label: Peripheral Records. The second release for 2010 “WHITE WALLS – M-E-N-T-A-L I-L-L-N-E-S-S” Released on US label: Nefarious Activities. The third album: “WHITE WALLS – MADNESS & MURDER” Although pressed and released 2012 in a limited initial run of 100 copies on the band’s own label: Final Trauma Recordings, it was later re-released on the bands new label: Reverse Records UK, due to high demand. This was followed by a series of albums, split and collaborations, which you can find here in our discography.

 

Other sound projects by the band:

WHITE WALLS:
Email: finaltrauma@googlemail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Walls/323434297670338?ref=hl
Website: https://whitewalls01.wordpress.com

INHIBITION:
Email: finaltrauma@googlemail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INHIBITIONNOISE?ref=hl
Website: inhibitionxxx.wordpress.com

DEUTSCHE CHRISTEN:
Email: finaltrauma@googlemail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kontrolle01

KONTROLLE::
Email: finaltrauma@googlemail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kontrolle01?ref=hl

SPIRITUAL CUNT:
Email: finaltrauma@googlemail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kontrolle01

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All available here: http://recordsreverse.wordpress.com/

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T-Shirts / Hoodies

CONTACT: finaltrauma@googlemail.com
PAYPAL: finaltrauma@googlemail.com

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WHITE WALLS ‘LOGO HOODIE’
Item Code: WWLH-001

Garment Specifications:

Colour: Jet black
Size available: S / M / L / XL – UNISEX

High quailty printed logo and writing
Mid weight / High grade
Ethical manufacture
Double fabric hood
Front kangaroo pouch pocket
Ribbed cuffs and hem
Twin needle stitching
Weight: 280gsm

£35.00 [GBP] Free post and packaging

To place an order simply contact the Final Trauma email address
below (This is also our Paypal Address) Include the item code,
chosen size, and current postal address.

[Allow 2 weeks for postage]

EMAIL: finaltrauma@googlemail.com
PAYPAL: finaltrauma@googlemail.com

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WHITE WALLS ‘LOGO T-SHIRT’
Item Code: WWLT-001

Garment Specifications:

Colour: Jet black
Size available: S / M / L / XL – UNISEX

High quailty printed logo and writing
Excellent fabric quality
Mid weight / High grade
Ethical manufacture
Weight: 240gsm

£20.00 [GBP] Free post and packaging

To place an order simply contact the Final Trauma email address
below (This is also our Paypal Address) Include the item code,
chosen size, and current postal address.

EMAIL: finaltrauma@googlemail.com
PAYPAL: finaltrauma@googlemail.com

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Discography / Store

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White Walls – Malattia Mentale

Peripheral Records second release arrives with: White Walls – Malattia Mentale, a disturbing journey into mental illness, that purges the depths of Industrial Noise, epic Dark Ambient and terrifying samples. White Walls is a project of Keith Mitchell (also of Kontrolle, Inhibition/Unit 731/Deutsche Christen) from +Final Trauma Recordings+. Limited to 99 copies proCD. Highly Recommended!!!

Available Here:
Peripheral Records: http://www.peripheralrecords.co.uk/shopping/mall/peripheralrecords/Product/white-walls-malattia-mentale-cd-pr002-1225542

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WHITE WALLS 2

WHITE WALLS – MENTAL ILLNESS

MENTAL ILLNESS is a 24 minute full length of Power Electronics and Harsh Industrial Noise. The album is themed around the concept of mental illness and contains recorded conversations with a severely mentally ill person. Blazing harshness, feedback, and completely damaged electronic abuse. Contains a bonus track of a 15 Minute Live Aktion. This marks the Second of many CDR format releases on Nefarious Activities and this is limited to 60 copies with cardstock covers and inserts. [Nefarious Act #1]

Available here:

http://www.peripheralrecords.co.uk/shopping/mall/peripheralrecords/Product/white-walls-mental-illness-cdr-nf01-1219656

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Various Artists – Philosophy of a Knife CD Peripheral Records 2012

Available here: http://www.peripheralrecords.co.uk/shopping/mall/peripheralrecords/Product/22227346d

Being Peripheral Record’s first compilation this is evidently the first in a series, and whilst not containing an iron clad conceptual statement, themes of blades, medical procedures, vivisections etc are evident on a number of the artist’s compositions. So without and further fanfare, here follows a brief track by track review of the eleven contributions:

  • White Walls are up first and present ‘Sacrificed’ – a seething and ominous death industrial track complete with medical atrocity focused dialogue sample, which results in a sound not too dissimilar to Steel Hook Prosthesis. A great opening offering.
  • Other artists include: Brighter Death Now / Staalkracht / Contagious Orgasm / Bagman / IRM / Barrikad / Atrabilis Sunrise / Dry Greed / BrandKommando and Kristus Kut.

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Links

Other projects by UK experimental artist: White Walls/K.Mitchell

WHITE WALLS: http:/whitewalls01.wordpress.com
KONTROLLE: http://kontrollexxx.wordpress.com
INHIBITION: http://www.inhibitionxxx.wordpress.com
FINAL TRAUMA RECORDINGS: http://finaltraumarecordings.wordpress.com

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Peripheral Records:
http://www.peripheralrecords.co.uk

Cold Meat Industry:
http://www.coldmeat.se/home.html

In Slaughter Natives:
http://www.inslaughternatives.com/

Noise Receptor Website:
http://noisereceptor.wordpress.com/

Side-Projects

Other projects by UK experimental artist: White Walls / K.Mitchell

WHITE WALLS: http:/whitewalls01.wordpress.com
KONTROLLE: http://kontrollexxx.wordpress.com
INHIBITION: http://www.inhibitionxxx.wordpress.com
FINAL TRAUMA RECORDINGS: http://finaltraumarecordings.wordpress.com

Review: Peripheral Records second release arrives with: White Walls – Malattia Mentale

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White Walls – Malattia Mentale

Peripheral Records second release arrives with: White Walls – Malattia Mentale, a disturbing journey into mental illness, that purges the depths of Industrial Noise, epic Dark Ambient and terrifying samples. White Walls is a project of Keith Mitchell (also of Kontrolle, Inhibition/Unit 731/Deutsche Christen) from +Final Trauma Recordings+. Limited to 99 copies proCD. Highly Recommended!!!

Available Here:
Peripheral Records: http://www.peripheralrecords.co.uk/shopping/mall/peripheralrecords/Product/white-walls-malattia-mentale-cd-pr002-1225542

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Review: “White Walls” Featuring On The “Philosophy of a Knife” Compilation CD Peripheral Records 2012

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Various Artists – Philosophy of a Knife CD Peripheral Records 2012

Available here: http://www.peripheralrecords.co.uk/shopping/mall/peripheralrecords/Product/22227346d

Being Peripheral Record’s first compilation this is evidently the first in a series, and whilst not containing an iron clad conceptual statement, themes of blades, medical procedures, vivisections etc are evident on a number of the artist’s compositions.  So without and further fanfare, here follows a brief track by track review of the eleven contributions:

  • White Walls are up first and present ‘Sacrificed’ – a seething and ominous death industrial track complete with medical atrocity focused dialogue sample, which results in a sound not too dissimilar to Steel Hook Prosthesis.  A great opening offering.
  • Brighter Death Now’s previously released ‘Kill Useless People’ is up next, being a squelching noise and mid paced rhythmic power electronics assault, complete with the obligatory misanthropic ranted vocals. This is Brighter Death Now – no more, no less, no further comment.
  • Staalkracht’s ‘Human Vivisection’ elects for an overblown, distortion driven and somewhat freeform industrial noise styled track, including wailing vocals being partially buried in the mix. In a word, chaotic.
  • Contagious Orgasm alternately opts for an experimental soundscape, where ‘Evidence Destruction’ is constructed with scraps of a melodious piano tune and voice samples, which then shifts into a pulsing electronic programmed segment.  Certainly very different to the bulk of the other contributions.
  • Bagman follow and appear to be very much of the new current crop of UK power electronics acts, where ‘The Hidden Blade’ is constructed with layered pulsing sonics, burrowing noise and distorted shredded vocals.  Hard and straightforward power electronics – and excellent for it.
  • IRM yet again demonstrate why they are held in such high regard with the presentation of their live track ‘order (Variation III)’.  This excellent live rendition is faithful to the studio counterpart, but notably the vocals are more harrowing and urgent, being yelled / screamed over an anxiety including bed of oscillating electronic and layered noise. Fantastic as expected.
  • Barrikad moves off into slightly more freeform territory with ‘Howls for Valerie Solanas: Confronting Misogynists’, which is a track of overblown junk metal abuse verging on a noise styled approach, with some minor elements of structure and vocals buried within the general cacophony.  Solid, but not entirely my thing.
  • Atrabilis Sunrise step up and stands out from preceding material on ‘The World is Full of Me’, which is evidently a live track.  Here the sound is sharp dry and clinical, with a throbbing rhythmic undercurrent and yelled / flanged vocals which brings to mind the power electronics style of early Haus Arafna.  Without doubt a standout composition.
  • Dry Greed’s offering comes in the form of ‘Nanking Safety Zone’, which is both noisy yet somehow hollow in tone and atmosphere, and with its overall grinding / sweeping timbre it reminds of the overblown mayhem of Propergol’s early albums. In other words good.
  • BrandKommando embraces an analogue industrial noise meets power electronics type style on their track ‘Unit 731’.  The composition is relatively loose in construction, which contains further medical atrocity documentary samples and wailing vocalisations, which if a comparison was to be made it partly reminds of mid era Grunt. Translate this again as meaning a good track.
  • Kristus Kut are the act to conclude the CD and delivers a weirdly experimental with a composition ‘The Call of the Mermaid’, which is based on cyclic drones (didgeridoo or sampled Tibetan throat singing?) and abstract micro-tonal scratching / scraping sounds etc, to create an unusual ritualised soundscape. Bizarre and almost slightly out of place of the CD.

Without labouring the point, if you’re not a fan of industrial noise, power electronics and related sounds this compilation will not alter your opinion of such genres – but this is not really the point.  Clearly this compilation knows its target audience and delivers a solid collection of tracks from both recognised and more obscure acts.  With a straight forward DVD styled packaging (limitation of 250 copies), obviously you will know if this is for you.

+ Review taken from the “noise receptor” website: http://noisereceptor.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/various-artists-philosophy-of-a-knife/

Available Here: http://www.peripheralrecords.co.uk/shopping/mall/peripheralrecords/Product/22227346d

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