Ripper Box


Atrax Morgue, the brainchild of Marco Corbelli, is a sound project that started in the early nineties and focused in various areas related to the field of psychopathology: murder, violent death, sadism, necrophilia, schizophrenia and insanity. The primary influences come from projects as Brighter Death Now and Whitehouse, pioneers of a minimal, evil and visceral electronic; and from the legendary projects Mauthausen Orchestra and The Sodality. The main manifesto of Atrax Morgue is the analysis of the death, his perfection and complete habituation: injections of death to continue to live. Ripper Box follows shortly after the immediately sold out Necro Box (UMA 103LP, 2016) and continues the tribute to the degenerate art of Atrax Morgue, one of the greatest exponents of industrial/power electronics in Italy. The first LP is New York Ripper, originally released in 1994 on Slaughter Productions. It is a work from sounds obsessed with the use of very low frequencies, synthetic and disturbing - the psychopathological sound is white, painful and horrific, creating a mental alteration that initiates brutal operation of psychic surgery, neuroses and split personality. The second LP is Lesion 22, originally released in 1996 on Less Than Zero. The tracks on Lesion 22 are monolithic machines of industrial death that are portrayed in lovingly grating and rasping detail, with engines of soul rapine and pulsating, screaming contraptions eager to slice their way through soft flesh. The third LP is Spasmosynthetics, originally released on tape in 1997 on Labyrinth. The four tracks on Spasmosynthetics are based on obsessive synth drones - anxiety, alienation and hypochondria turn into a deep paranoia in pain. The Ripper Box comes in a deluxe silver silkscreen on Fedrigoni constellation black cardboard and includes: three records on 140 gram vinyl that come in three deluxe silver silkscreen on black cardboard sleeves with new artwork for each title, two CDs that include all tracks of the three LPs plus all tracks from Black Slaughter (1993), a sixteen page booklet in A5 size with credits, replica of original tape artwork and more. Box and covers handmade in Italy; All tracks have been remastered for this release; Edition of 199 (hand-numbered).