Techno, Industrial, Noise, Experimental, Prurient, Cold Cave; Limited Edition Clear Vinyl LP – Ex Used condition (slight damage to top of sleeve)
Ornamented Walls isn’t an LP so much as a collection of material you might have missed and an addendum of tracks you don’t want to miss. The 23-minute A-side is actually a reissue of an earlier digital EP built from live rehearsals for “Operation Neptune Spear”, the code name of sorts for Vatican Shadow’s live premiere in Los Angeles in May. (If discography-obsessive detail is your thing, Fernow also released two such tracks at the show itself, in a cassette run limited to 17.) The second half, though, combines six tracks recorded shortly thereafter but not yet released. The pieces on both sides plunder the same sonic premise– beats tumbling through claustrophobic nightmares, arriving at one punishing terminus or another.