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Singular Cleansweep Operations * Final Service (cd 2012)

If I understand it correctly, these are recordings from half the duo that operates under the name Operation Cleansweep. There are recordings from 1996 to 2010 and are recently made available by the Japanese Teito Sound label. “Final Service” comes in a cd-size DVD cover and in sound is somewhat of a lighter version of Operation Cleansweep, the noise sound with industrial rhythms. Somewhat lighter though, since the aggressive vocals are there and towards the end the sound is pretty harsch again. Operation Cleansweep releases are not too easy to find and “Final Service” is no exception. I hoped to buy something of Cleansweep during the Tesco festival where they played, but they had nothing. At the second day the band apparently brought their own copies (20 I heard) of “Final Service” so I was able to lay my hands on a copy. I have no idea where to send you to to get your own, but I can say, if you like Operation Cleansweep and do not mind a slightly less heavy sound, you will also like this singular operation.
Link: Teito Sound Systems

Anenzephalia / Inade / Operation Cleansweep * s/t (cd 2006)

A while ago I was playing Operation Cleansweep’s great “Powerhungry” album. I do not have either the 1996 original vinyl release, nor the limited cdr rerelease of 2007, so I had to pull it off the web. Curious if there would be any material available, I ran into this 30 minute split release with three great projects. Unfortunately the opening track of Anenzephalia is quite a monotous slightly noisy ambient track that is not too interesting. Also the other four tracks (two of Inade, two of Cleansweep) can be described as ambient noise while Inade is usually the dark ambient kind of project (with some noisy edges sometimes) and Cleansweep the wall of sound kind of noise project. All tracks are alright, but not what I hoped for. The best track is Inade’s “3 Million Minds”, a very dark ambient track.
Links: Anenzephalia, Inade, Teito Sound Company