Before it was common to hear harsh noise and techno worlds merging, Davey Harms was locked away in his room in a Philadelphia squat figuring out how to make some of the most insane, 80's retro sci-fi dystopian music you'll ever hear. Soaring, broken, sour, and always pounding out rhythms that keep your body half way between boogie and moshing; Mincemeat Or Tenspeed was harm's first foray into this new strange world. No laptops. No sequencers. No drummachines. Just feedback loops run through the right set up of effects pedals and mixers to simulate beats. Truly, Harms is a godfather of noise techno.
Originally a 12" on Deathbomb Arc in 2008, which sold out instantly. Then lost for a decade after the digital masters were misplaced in a move. Finally, rediscovered and brought back to you in it's full clarity!!!
Davey Harms still performs, now under both his own name and the stage name World War.
Listening to this a few years on, Chapter 319 feels almost melancholic, a reminder of the time where police abolition had nearly mainstream appeal. The tracks still make me furious at the bullshit cops continue to get away with. dninemfive