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Anodyne/Napalm-Pocket Monster Remixes 7”EP:


Released in 2000 by almost definitely now defunct/deactivated left field Berlin based label Lux Nigra, who specialized in Electro/IDM/Techno related miscellany & felony. If I am not mistaken, these “Pocket Monster Remix” EP’s were a series, but this is the only edition my mitts got their mandibles on. Two candidates saunter-up, Anodyne on side-A, who are great, & Napalm (not the Czech Noise vet “Napalmed”) on the B-side. Continue reading Anodyne/Napalm-Pocket Monster Remixes 7”EP:

Schperrung- ДП CDR:

More from those rogue Ukrainskies! This time in the apparition of Industrial Noise & harsh Noise-Distortion-Rock from Donetsk region, via Kiev & all the way across the Baltic dips! This is a one-man crusade from Ilja Bilga, utilizing vocals (no lyrics, just gibber), raw analogue Noise & brash, horrisonant guitar work. It begins with the gentle lapping of water (apparently sourced from a hydroelectric power plant) before stumbling into unpleasant Industrial irk with half-risible & half-harrowing wales from some chernigiv fugitive washed out of a storm-drain after being savaged by a berehynia. Continue reading Schperrung- ДП CDR:

Monumentally Retarded-the burping turds retrospective compilation! CD:

Hilarious big blotch of shite here! 58 tracks at 73 minutes of uniquely US Retardcore & sub-genre shenanigans, like – hissing cassette recorder Spate/sample composites (many from day time TV oblivion) ultra Trash Noise, Garbage Punk/Hardcore/Fastcore/Grind, distortion dross, Gaycore, As Shit As Possible-core, Shitnoise, lo-fi junky moronic malfunctioning tomfoolery, bilge japes & jokes by the gallons, Refuse Rock, scavenged stupor dumpster flea-market swap-meet hijinkery. Continue reading Monumentally Retarded-the burping turds retrospective compilation! CD:

Fat Worm Of Error-pregnant babies pregnant with pregnant babies 12”LP:


Proper mad bollocks from sacred fuck-chops! Where are we? Whacked-out, whacked off & whack-luster? No Wave? Abnorm? or hopelessly Avant-asphyxiated nonsense venerating derailment? I think it’s a four piece? Chick on vocals, a drummer with masses of percussion, guitar & often bass (optimized by a sprawling miscellany of FX pedals & modulators) & of course an assailant on Noise (or what you will). The “Noise” protagonist first then – pedals galore, cassette & reel work, samples & looping & quite feasibly some lap-top, synthesizer or/& Chaos Pad debauchery. Continue reading Fat Worm Of Error-pregnant babies pregnant with pregnant babies 12”LP:

Roscoe Mitchell Quartet-celebrating Fred Anderson CD:


Another shocker in the girls-locker from exponential inferno megalith Roscoe Mitchell. Very alluring splay of figures in the construct of cello (Tomeko Reid), trap drums (Vincent Davis) & stand-up bass (Junius Paul) pretty much guaranteeing dynamism & a colossal range of climates & forms to roam through.  Continue reading Roscoe Mitchell Quartet-celebrating Fred Anderson CD:

Kero – Firewire Funk 12″ LP

for fucks sakes Detroit! what is it about Detroit? It must be something in the water? I am not referencing that unspeakable mass poisoning shit from Flint – … somewhat a national treasure, with one of the best IDM ground-swells on Earth, Detroit boasts considerable appendage, & at the crux of that is beyond lip-smack LowRes Continue reading Kero – Firewire Funk 12″ LP

Duran Duran Duran – Over Hard CD

Gargling garble from the inner-most psychosis of mechanical anatomies bloated digital organs, one…man? – stands responsible for some of the best, most enthralling, ridiculous & stand-out hard-Breakcore, spastic Glitch, Speedcore speckled extreme IDM what-the-fuckery over the last decade plus –  x3 Duran aka Donna Summer & if I am not utterly in error? – Jason Forrest himself?! Continue reading Duran Duran Duran – Over Hard CD

Tani Tabbal- Triptych CD

Hot-off the inky-bud of last years “Mixed Motion” disk, Tani Tabbal douses more fuel on his growing spate of creative commotions as a leader, producing, for me, the best of his excellent yearly recordings – Triptych. Tabbal is most identified for his long-standing creative/recording partnership with Roscoe Mitchel/Sound Ensemble but has been expounding his releases repertoire with these three recent additions. Triptych esemplasticates traditional, character-rich Bop/Jazz/Blues amalgams with progressive alterities Continue reading Tani Tabbal- Triptych CD