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ひみつキング/Himitsu King ~ hyper-henka Osaka Noisecore (Fast Progressive Junk):

omeko blat pack!

Once upon a time, there was this really’ really oishi, fuck-it!, – uniquely oishi, five piece from Osaka playing “fast progressive junk” (more on this eponym shortly). A very difficult shape to outline, HK squirted, doused, spumed – structured Noisecore, Prog-addled Grind/HC/Fastcore mismatched with a small but integral 15% provision of ‘anything else’ from computer game themed scrat, J-Pop garbage, turbid Reggae & 90’s Anime instrumental soundtrack lachrymose. Continue reading ひみつキング/Himitsu King ~ hyper-henka Osaka Noisecore (Fast Progressive Junk):

Narco & Gangster States, Capitalism, and London & New York money laundering of criminal currency through the commercial banking sector (Cartel Land, Roadmap To Hell, Amexica, Gangster Warlords, More Terrible Than Death, HSBC: Les Gangsters de la Finance)

‘Rogue’, ‘Failed’, ‘Gangster’ & of course ‘Narco’. As so much of modern politics increasingly defines organized crime (arguably in it’s ultimate form), it’s perhaps best to donate some attention to regions that are afflicted by the ‘classic’ model, or at least the model with the most recognized distinction of this growing phenomenon. Filthy as fuck money, drenched in blood, massive narcotic dividends, major state thievery, larceny & kleptocratic hoardings, are washed through the City of London, New York or Switzerland & stashed off-shore beyond tax authorities & public knowledge (or hygienically converted by ‘investments’ or ‘assets’). Continue reading Narco & Gangster States, Capitalism, and London & New York money laundering of criminal currency through the commercial banking sector (Cartel Land, Roadmap To Hell, Amexica, Gangster Warlords, More Terrible Than Death, HSBC: Les Gangsters de la Finance)

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:

Swut Jerziz! –aka- Erst-while Antrum 20:

The largest fudge-center in the ‘though shalt not eat’ section (with added forbidden imprest)! The sacred sponge of cultist mana – Erst-While Antrum retches-out the latest edition Swut Jerziz! – With Praying For Oblivion, Kylie Minoise, Nyctalops projecting sticky stridulatory strop harangue & “Harshest of hectoring’s”, ritual-narcotic black-magus cyber-Noise Continue reading Swut Jerziz! –aka- Erst-while Antrum 20:

Stanley Greene 1949-2017:

Stanley Greene

Veteran war photographer Stanley Greene passed recently. He made a permanent impression on me with his stark & bracing book Open Wound-Chechnya 1994 to 2003 (Trolley). Heavy shit. His photojournalism for this effort was also joined by writings from Andre Glucksmann & Christian Caujolle. It’s the only large scale photographic work I managed to determine/obtain on Chechnya’s wars (there may well be more in print now that escape my knowledge?). About two thirds of the book is in monochrome, presumably a prism that Greene felt was apt (& you can see why). Continue reading Stanley Greene 1949-2017:

John Abercrombie 1944-2017:

You know this cat right? I don’t even need to tell you? John Abercrombie was one helluva’ guitarist & band leader. during the 70’s, Abercrombie began to lead the exceptional Gateway trio with Dave Holland on double-bass & Jack Dejohnette shedding splinters. This culminated in two brilliant albums – 75’s Gateway & 78’s Gateway 2. They were both preceded by Timeless from 74, which encompassed Jan Hammer on keys rather than Holland. The overture track on Timeless, “Lungs”, has a ferocious tempo prompting Jack to expel some of the fastest Turbo Swing you will hear him dispense in his career (perhaps being rivaled only by his “Song X” LP with Ornette Coleman & Pat Metheny from 85). It also features a fantastic gracile exchange between John & Jan, all whilst belting through a cloud scape at terminal velocity. Continue reading John Abercrombie 1944-2017:

Starsha Lee – live at Flaxonptootch:

the enclosed space made the livid licentious lashing an even bigger stiletto in tha spuds!!!

Sometimes, a brisk jog results in a cross-bow bolt in the testicles! Last Thursday had them streaking like lightening quarrels with casualties a plenty. At the Flaxonptootch, a very fine venue with more personality & unorthodox cred than ya’ average, London based four-piece goon gang Starsha Lee disembogued a schema of Grunge, Rock, Punk & Metal melange bound together with a decent smattering of distortion clog. The icing on the road-kill is really the vocalist & front-woman – a tornado of chattering, utterly exasperated, rapid high-pitched shriek that are both hilarious & perturbing. Continue reading Starsha Lee – live at Flaxonptootch:

Roscoe Mitchell-Bells for the South Side:

Last month 2015 (huh?). c-c-celebrated savant & seasoned Free/Avant Jazz colossus Roscoe Mitchell (acting here as a performer, composer, conductor, situational stimulant, protagonist placement, conceptualist) leads an inimitable cabal of barely plausible super-cretins into mythic metamorph & medley. the occasion? The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (that’s AACM to you cuddles) 50th anniversary. Location – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, basement stage & exhibition area (so three totally separate & varying performances, captured here on two discs). The label – ECM Records…. Continue reading Roscoe Mitchell-Bells for the South Side: