Lasse Marhaug ‎– White Inferno

by Old Captain



During a hellish blizzard in the winter of 1996 Norwegian noise artist Lasse Marhaug locks himself up in his home studio in Trondheim and records the harshest noise of his life. Marhaug's attempt to obliterate the arctic climate with total sonic destruction fails, but the recorded onslaught results in the "White Inferno" cassette, released on Macronympha's Mother Savage Noise Productions label. The material reflects Marhaug's modus operandi at the time: dense analogue tape overload, and could be seen as a more bloody-minded sister-release to his better known "Science Fiction Room Service" album of the same year. Fast forward 21 years and Ukrainian Old Captain Records ask Marhaug to dig out the original master tapes from his mouldy archives and remaster it for a CD release. In the process an obscure piece recorded at the same sessions surfaces, previously issued on an Ecuadorian compilation cassette, but included here as a bonus. So if you wanted to know what Norwegian noise music sounded like 20+ years ago, here it is: "White Inferno", remastered to maximum volume for a new generation of music fans to endure and enjoy. Co-produced with Portuguese finest label, Narcolepsia. 300 copies in a 6-panel uncoated Digipak.


released July 15, 2017

Lasse Marhaug ‎– White Inferno
Label: Old Captain ‎– OCCD31, Narcolepsia ‎– narco076
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Digipak
Country: Ukraine, Portugal
Released: July 2017
Genre: Electronic
Style: Noise

1. White Inferno 27:59
2. Working Load Limit 16:25
3. Ocean Of Electronics [#2] 06:05
4. Ocean Of Electronics [#3] 06:32
5. Angel Stuff Tape 14:33

Tracks 1-4 from "White Inferno" tape, Mother Savage Noise Productions, 1996.
Track 5 from "Another Sweet Headache" compilation tape, Bizarre Audio Arts, 1997. Recorded 1995–1996, Trondheim, Norway. Produced by Lasse Marhaug. Remastered in 2017 from the original DAT-master tapes.

300 copies in a 6-panel Digipak.



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