Black Box


Marco Corbelli's artistic journey began in the early '90s. Under the pseudonym of Marco Rotula, he started to release a series of fanzines in A5 format. The first was The Pleasure Agony, followed by Sick and Murders. The aesthetics of these first fanzines were very sophisticated and the content deals with topics that will follow Marco Corbelli throughout his artistic career: sadism, schizophrenia, insanity, murder, psychosis, necrophilia, diseases, and most importantly death. In 1993, heavily influenced by his obsessions, Marco Corbelli began his musical activities creating the Slaughter Productions label and the Atrax Morgue project. Greatly inspired by Italian power electronics act The Sodality, with their 1987 LP Beyond Unknown Pleasures and from projects such as Whitehouse and Brighter Death Now, pioneers of a minimal, evil, and visceral electronic, Atrax Morgue released his first tape In Search Of Death (1993) which was followed by a series of amazing cassettes in the following years. Tape after tape, with the help of an analog synthesizer Sequential Circuits Six-Trak, a microphone connected with a multi-effect, tape decks, and a mixer, Marco Corbelli blows up emotions and delusions, cutting out the hard way inspired portraits of phobias and deviation. The main manifesto of Atrax Morgue is the analysis of the death, his perfection and complete habituation: injections of death to continue to live. The putrescence is palpable, and one could almost smell and taste the miasma of decay that pervades the entire box. Anxiety, alienation, and hypochondria turn into a deep paranoia in pain. Without hesitation, the bodies are emptied, leaving the field to an electronics purulence of rare power disconcerting. The psychopathological sound is white, painful, and horrific; it creates a mental alteration that initiates brutal operation of psychic surgery, neuroses, and split personality. The hum of the synth, the roar of noise and razor are often repeated loops, where each track has a compact structure, following the main theme (of death). Urashima continue the tribute to the degenerate art of Atrax Morgue with an astonishing black wooden box with four CDs that include reissue of nine terrific titles: Black Slaughter (1993), Necro-sintesi (1993), Basic Autopsy Procedure (1995), Necrophiliac Experience (1994), New York Ripper (1994), Lesion 22 (1996), Spasmosynthetics (1997), Cut My Throat (1996), Homicidal Texture (1996). Each CD comes in a cardboard wallet with credits and new artwork; Edition of 199 (numbered).