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Final Exit/Deche Charge Split 7”

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Sublime! you should all fucking know about Final Exit by now? They are a Tokyo based NoSkoolNoyzcore duo, one of the best & most distinctive Noisegrind bands of all time with a long lineage beginning in the early 90’s. they are also committed to perhaps the smallest musical movement in history, No-Skool-Noyzcore/Gunk, i.e. sedulous Noisecore with effort & input practiced by literally something like x15 bands (presuming you exclude FreeJazz) over the last 20 years or so. They are fabulous musicians commanding an immensely assiduous tightness playing on most of there recordings with profound syncopation & coordinated-kinetics …. This is controlled chaos. They have personalized an utterly unique brand of Gunk, where they phase between professionally played Rock, Surf, Jazz, Blues, Grind, Metal & a medley of other niche & standard genres with absolute out-&-out BlurNoise, just one massive sodden saturation of total Bleeeurk, either encompassing extremely low-end-bassy indiscernible distortion or/& ultra fast strangled speed-picking high-fret percolation whilst drums blast-blur & tumble with signature pogo cymbal smashes & stumbling fills.

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Delien – Aon 12”LP

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Yet another delectable dosage from Low Res. Getting started Delien resist an ascribed genre. I’ll observe as “glitchy down-tempo experimental digital distortion funk” for the hell of it. Half of the phonetics assumed seem to be sourced from the old Snes, Game Boy & 80’s Coin-Up modules which are then expertly activated as percussion &/or harmonic components. So the kick sound might be a ray-gun burst or the death rattle of the last boss. Pretty much everything has a substantial tunica of distortion yet all is high-fidelity (which makes the distortion all the more cool really).

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Cecil Taylor – Nuits De La Fondation Maeght Vol.2

Cecil Taylor-nuits Vol.2_ed

PREFACE INFO FLASH! : dammit! i wrote this over a year ago & have just resurrected it with new additions. these notes were jotted whilst listening/spinning th record with maximum attention (obviously after many listening’s). going back to it again now (and re-listening as I write) i realize that i have mixed up descriptives rather than having a progressing cogent assessment of each side from start to finish. ta’ hell with it! it’s totally jumbled but so is th music, & yu can see it as random speculation on these immense energies/scenes/sections encapsulated on th recording.

B-syd: this syd emerges from where the last digressed. things finally relent, Cyrille is prodding & skittering on th rims of his drums, Rivers is howling distended maledictions, Taylor is spuming gibberish infantile lallation. messing around with vowels, i don’t know what the guy is doing, probably he doesn’t either? unsettling, awesome. a strange five minute phase of pacified but louring Avant-Garde ensues, with th musicians all contributing then detracting around Taylor, casting off sonic motifs to a totem-pole or sumthin’.

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Cecil Taylor – Nuits De La Fondation Maeght x3 LP SET

Cecil Taylor-nuits de la fondation maeght_edProlific debauchery & plenty of it! an edgy, intemperate leviathan casting a pall of threat as well as riotous wonder & technical brilliance Cecil Taylor’s splendour trails for fuckin’ decades & frequently clambers to unimaginable alcoves. so’ so much could be drafted, but this review will concentrate on the Nuits De La Fondation Maeght trilogy recordings (captured during live group performances in France in 1969), which for me has so far been his best work from a particularly enigmatic period. Taylor was playing sprawling immeasurably intense reckless refulgence & asymmetrical avant wizardry with the insane Andrew Cyrille, for me indubitably one of the most fantastic & original drummers ever. out of the many things that could be said, I would emphasise that Taylor & his unit redefined the elongated-outburst & prolonged-peaking coming with ceaseless surging’s of unparalleled clamour & volatility. frequently without intervals, extenuation or cessation they would dance an immensely detailed & dynamic squall within the singularity of remorseless & unforgiving outermost, fully-cyclic, hell-for-leather frenzy. a heteronomous hurricane & blitzing blizzard of ebullient fulmination Cyrille was able to maintain physically these momentous requirements but also inflect with a cycle of extensive improvisational embellishment & continually capricious contrasting.

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Archie Shepp – Three For A Quarter One For A Dime 12”LP

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The most intense & assaulting album of Shepp’s career! with barely a pause in the pyromania, this screaming sax slaughter over-loads the listener like some giant back-draft fulfilling it’s full blast radius & rinsing the parameter in prolonged cataclysm. pretty much full auto… even as the A-syd fades after a seventeen minute + spate, the flailing continues.

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Adjust – Your Bad Luck 12”LP

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Adjust devise a hybrid of what I would define as Electronic beat-propelled Fusion. There are four trax that diverge considerably. Nerve & Escape From Detroit can be allotted loosely into some kind of down tempo IDM Electronica with a visible digital Hip-Hop pigment. The two others Scorch & Behavior Modification temporize entirely, & stand as a unique encounters of Extreme Digital Fusion. I say extreme not from adversity but more extensiveness, with astonishingly unpredictable & polymerous range, features & content. A constantly shape shifting receptacle for digital formation rather than a set substance. In that much the material or rubric/style is practically impossible to replicate, as Adjust have not committed or determined their own form fully. Pretty fukn cool.

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Rage For All

th unfortunate boredom, disappointment & dismay that goes with 95% + of Grind & Noisecore activity gets a rare jolt of delicacy-delivery in th shape of an EXCLUSIVE Noyzcore/Noyzgrynd label Rage For All dropping quality wax & official/pro-pressed CD’s despite th hard times & dearth of fervency for this most nutritious of genres. Shinobi Spiel of Shadow shoots tha shit with th illist of NY’s Rome Tabergus Davruz –

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Low Res

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Low Res Detroit

for a long tym indeed, i have been captivated, sated & elated by th incredible treats & beats belting out of this extraordinary & unpredictable diamond vein Low-Res records from Detroit, merging 4 me th best in miscellaneous IDM, Electronic melange & really fucking cool sleeve & graphix on chunky 180gram 4 track LP’s (mostly). th fool in charge (Justin) also tips owt th most wondrous Electronic shit with his project Adjust (an probably sum others), an dat kids is who we are talking wit…

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Bollock Swine Discography

Empress Orchids Joobachi Quantum Drive Indictment Committee (Double CD):

BS_Discog (1)Th very first BS recordings/release from 2004. Contracting during an exceedingly ephemeral time frame & a lot of misfortune & inadequacy with conditions & equipment, all contrived preparations disintegrated into extemporaneous experimentation. Th project just self-defined & billowed over-growth through random tangent & entrenched intrepidity. Th main purple cd was generally more blast orientated but with heaps of Abnorm Avant shit slopped on. Th vocals were all overdubbed, mottled & mutated between Donkey, STUK & Yoon Jee, one of Bollock Swine’s most gloriously overwrought & hysterical screamers ever! Th second dragon fruit CD was a one take totally live expulsion with three other girls of varying delusion & inhibition tumbling in a much more Poise-Spore, intensely Psychedelic Avant sonic-mutational fuck-up directive with Grind , Gunk & Breakcore garnish & goodness knows what other infusions swirling through th multi-FX freak-out misshapen melange. This is one of th few recordings featuring Kikanju Baku on a double bass pedal.

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