"Powdered Iron Rods is McNulty's 2nd release, but the first to use his real name. Having used the name Photophobia, his first CD, titled Cathepsin was released on Isomorphic/USA. Reviewers described it as an excellent dark ambient/isolationist work. Marc McNulty, who has worked nearly two years on his new release, describes these new pieces as 'electro/acoustic soundscapes created with elements from our pre-atomic days.' There are no samplers and no computers used for these recordings. The only soundsources have been communication receivers, self-built devices, filters and instruments. Compared to his first release, the pieces are not that extended and droney, but far more subtle and personal. 'McNulty has created a powerful album of dark and strange acoustical elements. Evocative and haunting, a requiem for the post-atomic society - a soundtrack to armageddon.' -- Frans DeWaard/Vital Weekly. The first edition of this CD comes in a special metal box that is numbered and limited to 500 copies." This CD was originally released on Plate Lunch, Bad Honnef, Germany.