Review of latest Subterranean Death Trap album ‘Hypnotics’ on Vital Weekly

Here is a lovely review of our latest offering from the nice people at Vital Weekly –

“Hypnotics is a double CD created by Subterranean Death Trap. The electronic improvisation project is run by Patrick Kavanagh in cooperation with Anastasia Mano, who is responsible for the beautiful vocals. He is also playing in X-E-S with Louis Burdett and Anastasia Mano as well. The album is released by Killerscar. The first CD has the subtitle “Operating Heavy Machinery” and really that is true. The electronic sounds and beats are strong and dark in combination with some fresh sound sources. The track “Influence” has a stunning ongoing beat, with pulsing bass and ongoing sounds. A melody on piano at the end of the track completes this trippy track. The trip is completely over when the following noisy track “Gilt” starts. And again a spacy track begins. These tracks are really great with a lot of layers. Some tracks are more dark-ambient in combination with some bird-twitters and a suggestion of traditional instruments from India. The last track is a beautiful end of an adventurous CD. The track “Thinking” has a nice combination of fragile voices, an ongoing electronic drone and incoming and out fading noises. Just like when you think, a thought is coming up and is fading away by other thoughts. The second CD has the subtitle “More Symptoms & Side Effects” is more experimental. The track “Maia” lasts 16 minutes and is a great composition of electronics and electronic beats. The beats have a wide range of sounds. Other tracks are a fine combination of metal influences, free-jazz, great electronic sounds, noises and field-recordings. All these ingredients result in a huge diversity in sound. All tracks are well composed and a create different atmospheres. The second CD shows the musical possibilities of Patrick Kavanagh and he knows how to use them. This double CD is highly recommended for people who like dark electronic music.” – Jan-Kees Helms (JKH)

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“Hypnotics” by Subterranean Death Trap


This is a very long playing double album of hypnotic pieces recorded over quite a few years in and around the death trap.
Please enjoy responsibly. Remember, safety is no accident.
released 10 October 2014
Anastasia Mano – Vocals
Patrick Kavanagh – Music

Sonic Side Show – Friday, March 14, 2014 – Blue Bee Room – 131-133 Pirie Street, Adelaide


Sonic Side Show

Bonsai Kitten / Subterranean Death Trap / Mexican Blood Egg / Isolation Valve / Baghdad Social Club / Navel of Limbo / Tiger et Ghost / GZUTT / Tesla Sect

Blue Bee Room – Basement, 131-133 Pirie Street, Adelaide – Friday 14th March 2014  – 8pm till late – be early! – $10

Wee also have Sound-houses, where wee practise and demonstrate all Sounds, and their Generation . Wee have harmonies which you have not, of Quarter Sounds, and lesser Slides of Sounds . Diverse Instruments of Musick likewise to you unknowne, some sweeter than any you have ; Together with Bells and Rings that are dainty and sweet . Wee represent Small Sounds as well as Great and Deepe; Likeweise Great Sounds, Extenuate and Sharpe; Wee make diverse Tremblings and Warblings of Sounds, which in their originalle are Entire . Wee represent and imitate all Articulate Sounds and Letters and the Voices and Notes of Beasts and Birds . Wee have certain Helps, which sett to the Eare doe further the Hearing greatly . Wee also have Strange and Artificial Echos’s, Reflecting the Voice many times, and as it were Tossing it ; And some that give back the voice lowder than it cam, some Shriller, some Deeper; Yea some rendering the Voice, Differing in the letters or Articulate Sound, from that they receyve, wee have also means to convey Sounds in Trunks and Pipes, in strange Lines, and Distances . . .

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