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I always hear everything, yet my cognizance is shot Complacent with the insanity, it’s all I’ve got Maybe I worry too much. Perhaps I do not Fleeting memories of normalcy? I already forgot
Pressure. The pressure The waiting. The weight It breeds more hate A pensive inflection Explosive reaction Binding. Winding Where it goes; into Amygdala Fear center; hyperactive expulsion New acceptance Binding.Winding. The pressure. The waiting Pensive explosive expulsion. Denied Tension, bending Pressure. The pressure Unwinding
Tasukete 04:19
Lost my mind again But it’s alright It was only once But it’s early in the night Inner turmoil Fuels this plight Incinerate you all Ignite the spite Save yourself By murdering me We all end here Tasukete A lunatic fringe On your fears we feed Restraints are useless When insanity bleeds Burning outward We illuminate As the insane Forever incubate Save yourself By murdering me We all end here Tasukete
Agoraphobic Claustrophobia A traitor to my own kind, which is just me Quagmire vortex existence. I see Standing here beside myself Can’t hide behind myself since I can’t trust me Inside/outside I can’t hide No time for pride when inside I’ve died. A self-species saboteur Peering out between the blinds Hoping not to see me coming Getting used to the smell of my own flesh once again And every time you paint over the evidence The fucking walls close in more Nail shut the door But should I lock myself in or out Before I burn this whole place the fuck down
Panic Day 02:36
Attempt to remain calm Can you handle today? Navigate to a safe place Will it be okay? You have held it off thus far But this may be that day The implosion of reality The walls of sanity give way Anxiety overruns lucidity Rising tides of fear at bay Take panting breaths of fainting hope As we embrace this Panic Day


“A noisy nightmare, a soundscape to the struggle of the soul in the contemporary urban climate, the sound of late capitalism trapped in a spit bubble and a discarded piece of chewing gum on a subway platform. [...] This isn’t music as much as it is Cinema Verite as imagined by two auteurs who’ve been raised on a steady diet of Wolf Eyes and the sounds of Hell’s Kitchen in the early 1980s.” – PopMatters

“Twisted and dark, GRIDFAILURE and MEGALOPHOBE have an intimate understanding of the horrors of the human race.” – Two Guys Metal Reviews

"...a nearly five-minute mind-melter of abrasive noise, dizzying atmospheres, pseudo jazz instrumentation, and psychotic vocals. It’s like being trapped in a funhouse while under the influence of illicit substances." - Svbterranean


released October 5, 2018

Catalog ID: NEF-40

GRIDFAILURE is David Brenner. MEGALOPHOBE is Benjamin Levitt.
Rob Levitt performs on Agoraphobic Claustrophobia, Tension Benders, Play Me A Jig Through The Corpse Of A Cyborg, and Tasukete.

Tasukete was performed, recorded, and mixed mid-2017 through early 2018 by David Brenner and Benjamin Levitt at The Compound in Valley Cottage, New York, and Forked Audio in Brooklyn, New York.

Front cover art and design by Paul Tierman.
Photos, Tasukete logo, additional art, and layout by David Brenner.



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GRIDFAILURE Valley Cottage, New York

The ominous vision of creator David Brenner, GRIDFAILURE delivers a cinematic, tension/paranoia-driven form of harsh experimentation fusing dark ambient and harsh sub-hardcore mutations with endless other genres including jazz, world music, folk, electronic, and beyond. ... more

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