Damien Dubrovnik, “Penis Corset”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 05.09.14 in Listen to This

Damien Dubrovnik isn’t a person — it’s Loke Rahbek of Lust For Youth and Vår and Christian Stadsgaard — and, as the title of this song from their forthcoming 7″ implies, the music they make together is nothing if not confrontational. It’s also incredibly visceral and riveting. On “Penis Corset,” a thick band of guitar — unrecognizable beneath layers of distortion — slashes over and over. The vocals are angry and unrelenting and pierced repeatedly by shrieks of feedback. It’s a full deconstruction of early industrial music, stripping the genre back to its barest elements and focusing on physical force instead of melody.