Nicholas Bullen – Universal Detention Centre

This is an archive item from Supersonic 2017

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Napalm Death’s infamous Scum album. In homage to the masterful Grindcore scripture, Supersonic 2017 has commissioned a special performance by Nicholas Bullen, originator of Napalm Death, with ‘Universal Detention Centre ’Nicholas Bullen. A new piece fusing electronic noise and exploratory vocalisations. Created from samples of the first side of the Napalm Death ‘Scum’ album from 1987and a cassette of the first ever Napalm Death rehearsal in 1981, the performance combines the physicality of extreme electronic music with the politicised approach of Napalm Death to produce a piece which could be described as ‘anarchist electronics’. Expect abrasive walls of harsh electronic sound, savage frequency attacks, agitated dynamic shifts, brutal rhythmic pulses and vocal ejaculations.