Thursday, May 23, 2019

Posset ‎– Slippery Caption tape



This isn't a tape, this is musical blasphemy. Posset always manages to release the most cleverly retarded recordings of all times, with this one not being anymore a combination of found objects and Betadine gurgling, but full-blown emetic sound poems exploring the possibilities of the sounds of the vowels of the English alphabet, while still performing throat washes. My brain feels violated every time he brings out something new, and so should you, so there's your parental advisory to avoid this by any means necessary. 2018 tape on Sound Holes.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

St James Infirmary - A Sound Is A Sound cdr



I thought St James Infirmary, the project of G.W. Lang played mostly in looped ambient styles, but this is a real change, and an excellent one at that. On this superb cdr you get lysergic 1970s psychedelic/kosmische rock, with equal parts Can (the voice kind of reminds me of Damo Suzuki at times, and insistent motorik rhythms prevail) and Pink Floyd-Meddle era, with a touch of post-punk and garage. On this one, it seems that St James Infirmary has turned into a quartet and it all seems to have been recorded live. I hope that SJI continue making music in that vein, although I've already expressed my fondness for other recordings of his. Oh, and the cover kind of reminds me of Andy Warhol's "Mao." 2019 cdr on Wormhole World, whose bandcamp is always a place to find new exciting releases to spend money on and support.

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Dälek ‎– Respect To The Authors 12"



One year and a half after hip hop giants Dälek's true return to form with Endangered Philosophies, they return with a new 12" that showcases some of their more relaxed material. There's an increased dub atmosphere in the beats and the sounds here, and a very ambient feel, pretty similar to their greatest masterpiece Abandoned Language, but with a denser, darker and more industrial-urban approach. It's a great new recording by one of my favorite groups of all time, regardless of any genre. 2019 12" on Exile On Mainstream Records.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Kapotte Muziek ‎– The Malevolent Ear CD



Incredibly deep and hypnotic industrial noise by the legendary Dutch group Kapotte Muziek, with intermittent varying styles of musique concrète, fried electronics, drone, and even dark ambient. I really really like this album. 1995 cd on Red Stream.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Sunn O))) ‎– Life Metal



I could finish this by just saying that when you start your new album with a sample of Odin's horse from Bathory's "A Fine Day To Die," then this should be the album of the year, but i'll refrain from doing so. And because boredom and lack of time forbids me from writing a very meaningful review I'll just say that this is the more Sunn O))) record faithful to their early sound since Flight of the Behemoth, which means endless riffs without many experimentations. The vocals of Hildur Guðnadóttir on track one remind of "The Gates of Ballard" from White1 and there's some orchestral stuff close to Monoliths and Dimensions involved in track 2, and the 12-minute cello drone break on the last track is superb, but pretty much we have relentless guitar drone noise. The riffs are good but not like the best of their career like "Hunting And Gathering" or "Hell-O)))-Ween" and while the production is very strong, and much as I love Steve Albini, I kind of think that the recording does not convey the immensely hypnotic quality of OO Void or White2, thus there's something missing here. Still it's fun to hear, and this is what you should. 2019 cd on Southern Lord.

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Monday, May 13, 2019

3/4 HadBeenEliminated ‎– Dimethyl Atonal Calcine 7"



Inspired by Bleak Bliss's post of this Italian group's album Oblivion, here's an 7". This is some weird shit, don't know how exactly to describe side 1; something like electroacoustic folk/indie with an endless lock groove at the end? Side 2 is a nice ambient/dub remix of one track from another album of theirs. Cool. 2006 self-released 7".

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Wanda Metropolitano We're Coming



Do you know of many teams that haven't won a league for 34 years but still go to the Champions' League final? I mean, leave the Premier for the nouveaux riches and let's get the big one, you know what I'm saying?