Following LeveL, the debut EP available as a vinyl only split release with world renowned noise master Merzbow, Volume One is the first full length release from Rustblade’s experimental noise and sound sculpture collective Askew. Headed and produced by Justin Bennett (Skinny Puppy, kETvECTOR, Bahntier) and Jeff “Squigg” Smith (Ohgr), Askew‘s sound is a direct reflection of Studio 23 Bologna where artists from both within and outside the label come together to participate in one-of-a-kind extended improvisations and experiments in sounds creation using rare and unusual noise making instruments, synths, modulars and much more. Along for the ride with Bennett and Smith on Volume One are Filippo Corradin (Bahntier, Creature From The Black), Dre “Databomb” Robinson (Thee Databomb), and Joe Virus (Robot Seppuku Crisis, AntiVaxxer).
Rustblade is giving away the full album (over an hour of material) for FREE (or Pay-What-You-Want) via Bandcamp as a thank you to fans and supporters of the label and it’s projects! On the the Bandcamp page click “Buy Now” and enter $0 as the price to download for free.