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Free: high-bitrate full-length mp3s by The Mercy Cage. to download songs, [rightclick/save as] on song title.

The Jewellery Thief [1st Heist] [12.5MB]
originally appeared on the ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ compilation [2008]. ‘The Jewellery Thief’ is a demo mix from the early ‘other suicides’ sessions.  scroll down to the remixes section to check out the epic ‘allnightmix’, originally exclusive DLC for the comp.

 

From Scree: Transmissions [2005]:
Prozac, God & The Atomic Bomb [7.3MB]
Hymn_01 [9.1MB]
(a)=arcsin [3.4MB]

From Rust: A Fiction [2001]:
Needle Marks (& Scars) [10.1MB]
“M”
The Valium Whip [10MB]

From Valium: Toxicity 2.0 E.P [2001]
Anne K.
[9.6MB]
Radiate
[9.6MB]
The Body Politic
[9.8MB]

From Wire [1999]:
The Burning Girl
[4.5MB]
Misericordia
[5.9MB]

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Remixes:
Reunion [Dripped Insistent mix]
[12.1MB]
remixed by the mercy cage

previously unreleased [2006]

The Jewellery Thief [2nd Heist/allnightmix] [29.2MB]
remixed by the mercy cage
originally appeared as DLC for the ‘Something Wicked…’ compilation [2008]

Prozac, God & The Atomic Bomb [Interbreeding mix] [7.5MB]
remixed by the mercy cage
originally appeared on BLCs Interbreeding III Compilation [2004]

Prozac, God & The Atomic Bomb [Closing Credits mix] [7.5MB]
Reunion [Siege Mentality mix] [10.1MB]
Magnets Coil [Soul Of A New Machine mix] [5.5MB]
remixed by breathingunderwater
originally appeared on hymn_01: virtual E.P [2004]

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Covers:
Headhunter [Front 242 Cover] [12.8MB]
original by Front 242. recorded 2001.

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hymn_01-virtual is a free downloadable promotional EP for the 2005 album from The Mercy Cage entitled scree: transmissions. it contains 3 full-length album tracks, plus 3 exclusive remixes of songs from the album by breathingunderwater in high bitrate 256kbs mp3 files complete with hi-res TIFF format printable artwork.

to download audio: “right click/save target as” on the download link.

to download artwork: “right click/save target as” on the appropriate thumbnail.

note: all cover artwork is formatted to print at the correct size in your image editor, including MS paint

Tracks:
01: Prozac, God & The Atomic Bomb [7.3MB]
02: Hymn_01 [9.1MB]
03: (a)=arcsin [3.4MB]
04: Prozac, God & The Atomic Bomb [Closing Credits mix] [7.5MB]
05 : Reunion [Siege Mentality mix] [10.1MB]
06: Magnets Coil [Soul Of A New Machine mix] [5.5MB]


all songs, images & text copyright 2004 josh wood. all rights reserved.

Gear: Bontempi musicpartner MS40

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Gear: Bontempi musicpartner MS40

 

Bontempi Musicpartner MS40

Bontempi Musicpartner MS40

picked this ancient home organ up at a junk store many years ago with the intent of circuit bending, but it has an anachronistic charm as is. a home organ squarewave generator.

here’s how it sounds run through a distortion pedal & three different hardware reverbs. an improvised live looping piece from 2011:

 

audio thing: monsters

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audio thing: monsters

tin a tin can, some rubber bands & a sampler.
a sonic experiment for Angelspit’s 40 hr rock challenge: MONSTERS

 

 

 

 

lost & found (again)

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lost & found (again)

‘Re:Cover – an underground New Zealand music exploration’ is a free downloadable compilation featuring some of New Zealand’s finest underground dark-alt/industrial/electro/experimental artists recording interpretations of their favourite kiwi songs. Inspired by the “She’s Lost” compilation from 2007 (and including many of the same artists), we hope to put a new spin on known and unknown tracks from our musical past. “

includes the mercy cage covering the car crash set classic fall from grace.

“Car Crash Set were a pioneering new zealand synthpop outfit. Fall From Grace is an amazing song from their 1983 E.P Two Songs. Overshadowed from that release by the more familiar Outsider, Fall From Grace is just beautiful, world-class synthpop. Somewhat hard to find these days, but take the time to find this song. It’s perfect.

Arranged & recorded in a day, our take on the song was to sound like an industrial garage-rock band jamming on a synthpop song. 30 year-old analogue synth live looping, manually triggered samples & improvised noise guitar. A little sketchy in places, but cybernetic rock & roll usually is.”

grab it here.

False Prophets [Mentallo & The Fixer cover] [2004]

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False Prophets [Mentallo & The Fixer cover] [2004]

a fairly faithful version of my favourite MATF song, recorded for a proposed tribute album that fell apart in paticularly spectacular fashion in april 2004.

rewired by The Mercy Cage @ v.e.t_labs, Tauranga, New Zealand. March 2004.

original blurb:

for me, mentallo & the fixer epitomised everything good about the early 90s electro-industrial scene. brutal upfront production, raw synthwork, abstract atmospheres  & a healthy dose of experimentalism. the brothers dassing always seemed to approach music with an almost missionary zeal, there’s an intensity in most of their work  that borders on religious fervor. The raw energy of albums like “revelations 23” & “where angels fear to tread ” makes the current crop of electro bands seem rather tame & safe by comparison.

magnets coil [FEARvLOATHINC remix] [2004]

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magnets coil [FEARvLOATHINC remix] [2004]

magnets coil [fvl remix] – a slowed down, funked up, instrumental remix of Magnets Coil by pioneering NZ EBM act, & current industrial disco legends FEARvLOATHINC. i love this mix, but it just didn’t seem to sit well with the tone of the first E.P. will probably wind up on a later release. the bassline kills me…

hymn_01: virtual EP [2004]

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hymn_01: virtual EP [2004]

hymn_01-virtual is a free downloadable promotional EP for the 2005 album from The Mercy Cage entitled scree: transmissions. it contains 3 full-length album tracks, plus 3 exclusive remixes of songs from the album by breathingunderwater in high bitrate 256kbs mp3 files complete with hi-res TIFF format printable artwork.

to download audio: “right click/save target as” on the download link.

to download artwork: “right click/save target as” on the appropriate thumbnail.

note: all cover artwork is formatted to print at the correct size in your image editor, including MS paint

Tracks:
01: Prozac, God & The Atomic Bomb [7.3MB]
02: Hymn_01 [9.1MB]
03: (a)=arcsin [3.4MB]
04: Prozac, God & The Atomic Bomb [Closing Credits mix] [7.5MB]
05 : Reunion [Siege Mentality mix] [10.1MB]
06: Magnets Coil [Soul Of A New Machine mix] [5.5MB]


all songs, images & text copyright 2004 josh wood. all rights reserved.

Headhunter [Front 242 cover] [2002]

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Headhunter [Front 242 cover] [2002]

from Thu Oct 31, 2002 :
a slightly blasphemous cover/mutilation of the
Front 242 body musik classic ‘Headhunter’, Featuring maximum
rock&roll guitar from Th’ Cage’s live guitarist Dene Young. Does the
world need yet another version of ‘Headhunter’?…probably not, but
super-fun to reconstruct.

https://soundcloud.com/themercycage/headhunter-front-242-cover

 

The Jewellery Thief [2008]

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The Jewellery Thief [2008]

originally appeared on the ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ compilation [2008]. ‘The Jewellery Thief’ is a demo mix from the early ‘other suicides’ sessions. 

The Jewellery Thief [1st Heist] [12.5MB] [right click/save as]

The Jewellery Thief [2nd Heist/allnightmix] [29.2MB] [right click/save as]
remixed by the mercy cage
originally appeared as DLC for the ‘Something Wicked…’ compilation [2008]

 

Judas Cradle – Das Leichte [1999]

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Judas Cradle – Das Leichte [1999]

Judas Cradle was a short-lived collaboration between josh from The Mercy Cage & Chris Moseman of Lament Configuration, an American Ambient Industrial group with a cyberpunk bent. this digital single Das Leichte, originally came out in 1999: