Katharsis was a band from San Francisco, formed by Daniel Malson, Jano Sanguine, Mary Andre and Tim Vickers (from 1988). Daniel Malson also was in a side project called Bast that released a tape through The Happiest Place on Earth.
Katharsis was an industrial band with punk attitude, with power electronics touches. Their sound was about the fatness of the noise sound, the thickness, about the low frequencies…
After a few cassette releases, they released their sole album in 1989 on highly influential label RRRecords in collaboration with industrial/avant-garde label SSS Productions. After the harsh sound of their cassette releases, ‘Suspension Of Belief’ opens new sound perspectives. It mixed industrial sounds with more rock structures, not dissimilar to Nine Inch Nails meeting Swans, but retained the experimental and atmospheric sounds the band was known for.
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