The sounds of industry have become foreign to the ears of most Americans. A generation or two removed from the clang and grind of the assembly line, NYC’s Medved use the sound of first-wave industrial groups, rather than the factory, as a blueprint for their rhythmic assaults. Medved is composed of noise scene regulars with hearty resumes: Ceci Moss plays bass in Weasel Walter’s No Wave unit Cellular Chaos and hosts an experimental-music show, Radio Heart, on East Village Radio, while Paul Haney operates micro-label Obsolete Units and performs harsh noise as Rust Worship. Together, the duo churn out hard-hat obliterating beats and layers of throat-closing synth and electronics. A new project, Medved have just self-released two cassettes of edited jam sessions simply titled Archives I and II, both of which can be downloaded on a pay-what-you-want basis at Bandcamp. Stream or download "Veneration" from Archives II below.