pounded mass. ¥048

somatic responses
pounded mass. 12"

hymen records. ¥048

buy 12" for 4.00 EUR
for those rubberheads who consider somatic responses to be idm - thanks in part to their melodically brilliant 2002 album for hymen, touching the void - take heart: pounded mass stylistically name checks your idm and experimental electronic icons like aphex twin, squarepusher, and lee norris. somatic responses’ john healy and paul healy also have a message for these folks: rethink that tag. pounded mass is one acerbic noise assault after another, the kind that will make most fans of twee synth tunes soil themselves. “we've taken a harder stance for this lp, as the title suggests,” says john. “i think that we were categorized as idm for a bit, which we never really understood…so we've applied a few good measures of distortion, et cetera to this release. there's much more of a mixed bag in this release…”. on “go off,” the welsh brothers healy crank up the somatic responses style of electro-mechano breakcore ferocity that would otherwise plant pounded mass firmly in the realm of xanopticon or orphx. then there’s the aptly-titled “the day idm crawled up its own arse,” which john says is “a simple statement of what we think of the elitist and good old-fashioned cock-head idm producers.” hymen sincerely hopes you “feel the love” on somatic responses’ pounded mass.


1 noggins revenge
2 dead space
3 approaching menace (i've just dsp'd myself again mix)
4 pounded mass final v3
5 go off
6 the day idm crawled up it's own arse