6 was as some of you may know originally released by Rozznet as a CDr in a limited edition of 100. It follows the tradition of undated cassettes by Rozz Williams, the date and personnel are also unknown. This is yet another obscure Premature Ejaculation recording that widens their discography even further.
6 follows the same path as the early Premature Ejaculation recordings parts one and two, it consists of 16 untitled tracks. There often are long conversational pieces at times put through the mixer. A friend suggested they sound like religious meetings, these may be field recordings and did Rozz go to religious meetings for source material?
In terms of its quality I would say that this is around 84 – 86 as in part it bares a lot of the techniques that were adopted when Chuck Collison came into the picture. The methods of PE aren’t as structured here as they are on Living Monstrosities or Death Cultures, but they are all there in raw form, certainly on the 1st and 2nd tracks. As an album this is far more cohesive than the earlier recordings, so I will assume 6 is Rozz recording alone. 6 like Rise and Parts One and Two uses conversational recordings; however the treatment of them on this recording certainly focuses more around Loop and repetition techniques.
There are developments in the NoN inspired use of loop which is aggressive and relentless in it’s’ delivery. PE’s use of loop is not at all melodic in any way, just repetitive, aggressive and at times nauseous. It feels as if on 6 Premature Ejaculation try to experiment with aggression in a non-power electronics way, use of noise being fairly minimal here. It is as if Rozz is trying to widen the base palette of what would come on PE recordings? Sometimes sampled sounds are looped over vocal samples, track 12 offers a loop of a slamming sound over a film sample, the samples soundtrack music offering an interesting 3rd sound to the piece.
Overall 6 is an unsettling soundtrack with at times a religious undertone. Formal America seems to be disrupted throughout. The use of repetitive loop as treatment for the recorded conversations both audible and inaudible holds 6 together as a recording. Making the conversations inaudible turns them into a purposely aggravating noise, showing Premature Ejaculation to be pushing one of their favoured methods to extremes. Does the relentless repetition and conversation abuse form aggression in the listener to mix with that of the sound?
Zenon Gradkowski 2011.
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