Thursday, February 22, 2018

God Pussy - Degenerate Landscape

Jhones Silva, the man behind the Brazilian noise project God Pussy, was kind enough to send me some of his work. He has been quite prolific since 2009, having released multiple standalone pieces as well as notable splits with (among others) Richard Ramirez, Kylie Minoise, the Brazilian power-violence/noise legends Ajax Free, and GX Jupitter- Larsen. You should expect urgent, dense and heavy slabs of swarming harsh noise with an old-school vibe, that is, not clean and too reliant on digitalisms and laptops. I think that Jhones should also be lauded for promoting an antiracist and anti-authoritarian political message against the infringement of indigenous people's rights, police brutality, incarceration and racial discrimination. This is evident both in his writings and videos on his website (""Policia Satanica" bro!), and in his participation in compilations with a political message, such as this one dedicated to Mumia Abu-Jamal. So, while the album he directed me to is offered for free, I think he should receive any kind of support.

Check it on Bandcamp.
Check also the cd Negerplastik on Bandcamp.
Check more God Pussy here and here.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Corrupted - Dios Injusto 7"

At the request of a reader, I'm posting one of the best Corrupted releases ever. If there is one trademark Corrupted guitar riff, for me the central riff of "Dios Injusto" is the one, perhaps alongside the main riff of "Paso Inferior." But this one has this serpentine, crawling arpeggiated style that alsois equally heavy sludge and black metally like the demos of Thorns or some of the riffs of "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" Mayhem. The "guitar solo" cacophony on the second side is also just indescribable, while both Hevi and Chew are on top of their game here, the first in his Spanish curses and the second in crushing everything on the drums. 1999 7" on Frigidity Discos (<3 @ the Spanish"discos")


JPEGMAFIA - Communist Slow Jams

Everything related to this guy's aesthetics is pure gold, from the ironic name to the album title to the confrontational anti-racist lyrics castigating everyone from Eric Clapton and Lemmy to Mastodon and liberal faux anti-racists. Musically, it's an interesting postmodern combination between older dark and grimy hip hop styles and an atmospheric, hypnotic and floating downbeat style that is not too far from Vektroid, recent James Ferraro or Oneohtrix Point Never. In fact, I'm tempted to call this "hypnagogic hip hop" or "vaporwave rap," so if these terms don't exist already, I'm claiming them! On top of that is his acerbic skilled flow that you gotta love. This is offered for free on Bandcamp, so head over there and try to support him financially.

Go there

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Aboolele Vs Gaop ‎– Fist Your Ears cdr

One in a series of collaborations between Israeli noisers Gaop and Aboolele, which culminated in a split with Cock E.S.P., something that should tell you enough. This has varied styles, combining harsh and rhythmic noise, glitch, some IDM, even EBM and some Pan Sonic-styled electronics. Quite creative and entertaining. 2005 cdr on ron_zed DIY records.


Gaop ‎– Moth cdr

Dark, humid terrifying noise by this Israeli guy. Someone is playing with his pedals deep down in a medieval dungeon, and in the end decides to make a glitch electronics Nintendo track lol. 2005 cdr on ron_zed DIY records.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Zebra Mu ‎– Encrusted Horse Sockets tape


Maddening, sprawling and droning harsh noise by Michael Ridge, aka Zebra Mu, owner of one of the most creative and artistic labels, Quagga Curious Sounds. 2015 tape on Coherent States.


Corrupted - Se Hace Por Los Suenos Asesinos cd


Corrupted's third full-length was equally bleak to the previous one. The first track "Gekkou No Daichi" (it would receive an epic revisit in Garten Der Unbewusstheit), is an acoustic doom-western requiem via almost Tibetan chanting and the two other tracks are characteristic Corrupted apocalypse, the latter one featuring a heavily Celtic-Frosted deathly groove. Must listen. 2004 cd on HG Fact.