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They All Love Jack-busting the ripper (Bruce Robinson):

 

I was reluctant to read this book. Slogging through an 801-page tome on a Victorian serial killer is really something I could do without. The first thing that snagged my attention among impressively adulatory reviews was descriptions of “the greatest cover-up in British history” along with all manner of institutional & establishment corruption & crime concealment. Continue reading They All Love Jack-busting the ripper (Bruce Robinson):

Frackman (documentary) DVD

Doubt you have heard of this (bravo if you have)? If I did not have my talons deep into all ilk of info, I would never of know about this excellent, urgent & coma-conducingly shocking documentary on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Australia myself (it’s appallingly distributed, fantastically marginalized & stifled as the petroleum industry wields extraordinary influence & does not want the truth revealed). Based around ‘accidental activist’ Dayne Pratzky (aka Frackman), the picture presents sweary, pick-up-truck driving, red meat devouring, verging on redneckery ‘out back’ Australians getting absolutely shafted, shat-on & utterly’ utterly fucked-over by a barley believable, outrageously criminal “natural gas” intensive extraction bonanza, facilitated by their own government. Continue reading Frackman (documentary) DVD

Diononesiste interview – (hyper obscure & fiercely accomplished subterranean Extreme Black Metal-Death-Grind-Noise from Italy):

Some years back, whilst compiling the payload of Esrt-while Antrum edition 11, I ended-up conscripting an extremely obscure & opaque harsh noise/power electronics entity from Italy by the name of Pale Sister. At some stage in the e-exchange with the taciturn eccentric, a slew of links to additional projects  by the same practitioner were revealed. I ended up confronting the recording Inclavatus by a one-man band dubbed Diononesiste. Very quickly, the album asserted it’s exceptionalism, perhaps most notably for me by it’s extraordinary drumming. The musicianship & marked-effort really stood-out, yet the whole thing was delivered under a rind of sordidly lofi, raw, bunker & ultra-necro construct/finish that was almost contradictory to the virtuosity & diligence at work. Continue reading Diononesiste interview – (hyper obscure & fiercely accomplished subterranean Extreme Black Metal-Death-Grind-Noise from Italy):

The Verboden Boys (Belfast Chapter)-band from reality & Unseens

So this group have a badly bent/majorly skewed/acutely kinked set-up/member ratio that stages them apart from the first foot through the stain-glass…I forget it off-the-cuff but will retrieve it from the label notes by the end of the review. Continue reading The Verboden Boys (Belfast Chapter)-band from reality & Unseens

The Riot Club-film:

Toffs on the rampage. Based on the play ‘Posh’ by Laura Wade, that I believe is staged (at least in sections) on real life events concerning the Bullingdon Club (renamed here as the Riot Club). Drama & dramatization aside, this is a very’ very important subject that rarely undergoes public attention. The Bullingdon Club is of course a ‘gang’ of Etonians as a semi-secret society that celebrate destructive, excessive, class-based criminality & chronic decadence. this included Boris Johnson, David Cameron & George Osbourne, who are depicted “semi-covertly (wink-wink) in major rolls within the film. Continue reading The Riot Club-film:

Kikanju Baku-Luke Stewart-Chris Pitsiokos, Concussion Projectile trio, “the Serpent Devouring the Banker” & additional ordinance:

(MP3 EP zip downloadable at the bottom of article) –

Spontaneity, vim & adventurism. Now that’s a good start. Ethnicity Against the Error (record label run by yours unruly) in conjunction with Gosh Glut Godatsu Disruptions (some new shit I coined to rend London a new set of blush-lapels unt further fervency) induced a fresh offensive by slap-dash/flash-mob/blink-of-eye/whim-whack with two of the finest young up-starts from over the pond – New Yorx youngsta’ flamebellower Chris Pitsiokos (saxophone, electronics, percussion) & DC embedded bass-sentinel Luke Stewart (electric bass, stand-up bass, electronics, percussion) & me – Baku-Blacclist the heterodox hierophant (drums, bass/cello, lutes). Continue reading Kikanju Baku-Luke Stewart-Chris Pitsiokos, Concussion Projectile trio, “the Serpent Devouring the Banker” & additional ordinance:

Hiroshima-John Hersey:

Well worth remembering. Hiroshima. August 6th, 1945. The USA becomes the first (& still only) country to use a nuclear weapon against a civilian populace (it’s not like you can choose who you vaporize with these things). This very important short book (98 pages) was penned by John Hersey (appearing at first in the New Yorker in 1946), following six victims accounts of the bombing & the immediate aftermath that ensued. It’s a particularly poignant read now, considering the perilous idiocy, doom baying & extinctionocidal misrule being raced forward from the Chump administration & the Blight House. Continue reading Hiroshima-John Hersey:

Rodenticide-s/t LP:

Oh wonderful! No! Truly! Sophisticated garbage core, prose in putrefaction. sounds like Shitnoise come cruddy Noisecore with improvised Jazz conjunction (blasty, random, tangential drums from Chris Pitsiokos), bad Albert Ayler antiphonics (cheap reads abuse from Isaiah Richardson ) & scratty ill-incongruence discord on guitar & bass courtesy of a Mr. Richard Lenz (reminiscent of Sharrock shred in some instances). Insalubrious, unpalatable, perturbed, unstable, badly besmirched. Continue reading Rodenticide-s/t LP: