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Gunge Hump 101 (Erst-while Antrum 22) – (Kikanju Baku, Mike Forbes, Luke Stewart, Chris Pitsiokos, Weasel Walter, Andrew Scott Young, 极剧动, MindVoid & Miracle Power Combination):

Whacked over the exposed brain with something bristly & barbed. Well roast my spuds on the cob without peeling – it’s “Gunge Hump 101”, the latest fantastical garble from Erst-while Antrum (edition number 22). Continue reading Gunge Hump 101 (Erst-while Antrum 22) – (Kikanju Baku, Mike Forbes, Luke Stewart, Chris Pitsiokos, Weasel Walter, Andrew Scott Young, 极剧动, MindVoid & Miracle Power Combination):

lured, cured & no longer endured (tha sheer plumpness).

Beautiful big spider with a huge corpulent thorax. Seen here sucking the liquids out of a snared & bound Tory shit-bag! KILL THAT FUCKER! YEAH! SUCK HIS BREYNZ GOOD MHAN! Continue reading

神经刺痛! 14-way Gunk, No-Skool-Noyzcore, Stridor split tape; Bollock Swine/Law Facilitates Crime split cassette:

14-way freak accident/unnatural disaster.

Lone Zulu hikizuru – 神经刺痛 ! man! this took lots of effort.. like prizing diamonds from a frozen rock-face with pudding cutlery. But we are here, & emboldened by the latest blossoming of ditched-civilian protocol.. what the fuck yu got ace? Continue reading 神经刺痛! 14-way Gunk, No-Skool-Noyzcore, Stridor split tape; Bollock Swine/Law Facilitates Crime split cassette:

Law Facilitates Crime-Thought Encryption ep, Gratecore, London Grindcore, Law Facilitates Crime/Bollock Swine split cassette:

Law Facilitates Crime

At last, four years or so after it’s inception, Law Facilitates Crime’s “Thought Encryption” ep is avalanched (as a supra-spiff split cassette with bijin-blur Bollock Swine). In a cringe of fluke coparcenary, so too is the only (basically) video footage of the band throwing off a few rehearsal reels (edited at last after hunting for like, three years over). Continue reading Law Facilitates Crime-Thought Encryption ep, Gratecore, London Grindcore, Law Facilitates Crime/Bollock Swine split cassette:

Muhal Richard Abrams – Cecil Taylor

These reports have been stalled behind massive sand-berms, flattened castles, toppled turrets…the Taylor one as I was waiting on a specialist to deliver a more punctilious exergete, which never showed-up, & the Muhal affair because I was so vexed at the loss of a well executed & adulatory review that had just been comprised (I failed to transfer it ‘successfully’ to a USB on a proxy computer, where the original was then deleted) >< . two pianists, one year either side (birth/death) & one premonition – Continue reading Muhal Richard Abrams – Cecil Taylor

Egschiglen – Anda Union – Chinbat Baasankhuu – Bayarbaatar Davaasuren – sounds of Mongolia

Anda union rolled through town again tuther’ day. This is a great & pleasingly successful collective of largely young musicians from Inner Mongolia playing traditional Mongolian folk music with a few of their own tweaks & personalizations stowed in tha mode. Their success is indicative of the growing suffuse of the “World Music” epithet, but it’s also what happens when the machine gets behind a specific act. Continue reading Egschiglen – Anda Union – Chinbat Baasankhuu – Bayarbaatar Davaasuren – sounds of Mongolia

Dope as fuck Eddie Harris:

So, Eddie Harris asserted himself early (his first album surfacing in 61) as a band leader & composer, playing sax, keys & vocals. The tenure of his that are the focus of this garble comes in the very late 60’s, when Harris started to transmute from Bop to spectrums of Funk, Fusion, Soul & very importantly – Free Jazz, without discarding his bop groundings. Nothing wrong with his derivations, & the earlier epoch, but the major excitement for me comes from when he started to effuse the new found multiplicity head-on & load more & more humour, mischief & cross-curricular dynamism in his music. Continue reading Dope as fuck Eddie Harris: