Excession VTCL004

by Metria

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    2 sides of hard broken beat industrial build, from dance floor to all out mayhem, Metria’s performed live hardware cut to 12” vinyl and packaged in intricately designed, silk screened artwork.


    I remember walking across to Division Street sometime around 2008, hearing this otherworldly howling echo across the Eastern Market. When I came in the door, it was David Cole, Metria, piloting his Nord Lead to sing the songs of the post-industrial era. In the years since then, I’ve seen Metria perform fewer times that I would have expected, but it has often been a similar story: an initial disorientation, an unexpected exposure to a sound, following by the recognition that here is one of our own, speaking the story of our times in Detroit through electronics and noise.

    Void Tactical Media 004 captures one of those moments, this time from our party Excession in 2011, organized primarily by Key. Landing at North End Studios on a cold December night, we had pro sound from Jim Gibbons but no heat, just people showing up in a raw Detroit space to hear beats and noise. Metria played as an opener that night, and played short - something like 20 minutes. But when the set ended, Dave had taken us somewhere that we hadn’t expected just yet. A tempo-warping, hard broken beat industrial build was answered with yelling and cheers at the early hour of 10:30pm. You might even say the rest of the party was unnecessary.

    For several years we would reminisce about that set, but then a funny thing happened: our friend Andy showed up with recordings of the event, which we’d completely forgotten about. Turns out Metria’s set fits almost perfectly onto 12” vinyl. Key revisited her original flier art to work it into an amazing jacket design. Final 2 color silk screening on matte black paper by Angie Coe at Ocelot Print Shop in Detroit.

    Now grab this piece of history, and support Void Tactical’s core sound and concepts!

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Excession 1 04:06
Excession 2 02:33
Excession 3 03:37
Excession 4 07:12
Excession 5 03:13


Presenting Void Tactical Media 4, our next vinyl featuring Metria. In Winter of 2011, Void Tactical Media threw a party called Excession at North End Studios in Detroit. Metria was slated as one of the opening acts, but what he threw down all but ended the party. Toughly 20 minutes said everything that needed to be said, and then some. A tempo warping, industrial bass polemic, we talked about this one for year. And then, suddenly a recording surfaced. We'd forgotten that the whole party had been recorded. When our good friend Andy showed up last summer with the recordings, we knew immediately there was going to be a record. We cut the performance to vinyl as a continuous experience, capturing that moment when Metria _was_ the Excession.


released April 2, 2017

Original Composition and Performance - Metria
Design and Original Artwork: Ioe Key
Live Recording - 'Industrial' Andy


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