Anemone Tube / Dissecting Table - This Dismal World

I really like the work of Stefan Hanser. I posted some of his Anemone Tube tapes about ten years ago to almost complete apparent indifference. So, erm yeah, fuck you! Ichiro Tsuji needs less of an introduction to all you hipster types. So, what's all this about then?

"This Dismal World is a dark concept album about the ‘Four Nobel Truths’ – the central teachings of Buddhism explaining the nature of suffering (dukkha). Legendary cult industrial act Dissecting Table from Japan and Germany’s dark ambient/industrial project Anemone Tube join forces to perambulate the stony path of the four noble truths: suffering, its causes, the possibility of its cessation and how it can be overcome. With the use of field recordings exclusively made in a mausoleum in China in 2007, Anemone Tube gains insight into the first truth of suffering, the impermanency of all forms of life and the inevitableness of death. “In The Mausoleum“ is a dark industrial epic conjuring up a sinister, threatening atmosphere. With the crushing power-electronics track “From Anthropocentrism To Demonocentrism”, based on field recordings made in buddhist temples in Nanjing and Shanghai, Anemone Tube consequentially confronts the listener with the origin of man`s craving for sense-pleasures and self-perpetuating egocentrism. Dissecting Table`s monumental industrial track “1000 Tones“ is dedicated to the 1000-armed Guanyin – being known as the goddess of compassion to save beings from suffering and ignorance. Almost like a self-mortification Dissecting Table is reciting the complete 25th Lotus Sutra about The Universal Gate of Bodhisattva Kanzeon (“the perceiver of the world`s lamentations”). Accompanying with ritual drumming, diverse analogue treatments and deep growls, Dissecting Table creates a threnody for today’s dejected world."

Released as vinyl on Peripheral Records in 2013. This is the C42 released on Black Horizons. Same year.

worn-out places, worn-out faces


wankerd 29 November 2023 at 19:49  

Happy Holidays to you too

Adam,  29 November 2023 at 19:54  

Any Dissecting Table is always welcome. Thanks!

Anonymous,  5 December 2023 at 17:45  


namakemono 8 December 2023 at 12:55  

Hadn't heard either of these artists before and now I have. What an introduction! Thanks, as ever, for the continuing education this blog offers us acolytes of Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles.

badgerstump 9 December 2023 at 18:54  

You of all people haven't listened to DT before? You're shitting me.

Anyway, it's all about the Tay Tay ...