Dave Gilden & Richard Ramirez created Slave Labor in 1993. With this project they performed live in Houston at Deadline's Noisefest in the same year. Also, at this festival Gilden debut his project simply known as DEPRESS (not long after to be renamed Depress/Regress). Gilden & Ramirez continued to work together in Black Leather Jesus & Lingula. Although troubled as an individual, Gilden's work shows what an impact his legacy has left us as part of the American noise scene.
This tape was mixed by Gilden in 1997 for New Noise Records and includes 3 untitled Depress/Regress tracks, 3 variations of tracks from the Slave Labor – A Sick Cow tape and Seeing Trip’le; an unused Depress/Regress compilation track.
Fuck is this good. Black sheets of roiling deep noise and throbbing death pulse. It never goes over the edge but follows the path. Glad this is seeing a reissue. And deathbed is doing it right, putting stuff out fast and within reach. eric_faustus