Was feeling down last night, because today we were gonna have to put one of my dogs down, so just to let that feeling flow, I made this Industrial-ish mixed tape. We ended up taking the dog, “Angel”, to the vet today and it turned out, fortunately for her, that the condition she has, is usually treatable with steroids. She’s sleeping on the couch now, kinda stoned, as I type this. So anyway, I think this is the best comp I’ve made so far, although, for the most part, it’s pretty somber and dark…
Dedicated to my Brother Jeong Sang Ho, who opened my mind to an otherworldly plane of musical existence, literal mind expansion (Lonely Is An Eyesore). Like discovering the Matrix. Now I see colors and hear sounds in the void that is daily life. There was always something missing (maybe there always will be)…
My buddy Pantelis sent me this latest PD release which is sort of a collection of unreleased and compilation tracks that features three of the best songs off the ill fated but wantonly epic Martyred Heretics CDr. I am still, beyond honored that he made special remixes for said compilation. This latest PD release features a wide variety of compositions that at one moment will invoke heavy metal-ish guitar noodling and the next put you in a time machine on a trip back to the 80s new wave era. There is even a massive remix of an older PD tune done by the legendary (and also Greek) HAU. Of course, not knowing Greek puts you (and I) at a disadvantage because you can’t understand most of the lyrics, but you can tell it’s important by how powerful the vocals are. According to Pantelis the lyrics are, “AGAINST THE ECONOMIC POWERS THAT RULE OUR LIVES.” Cyber punk baby! PD has been at this a for a while now, you can catch up on some of their older stuff here at MR. I can’t get enough of these guys. You might get more out of this superior review at Dark Underground Music Zine, but for now enjoy what I think is the hit on this one is… barbarian futurism
The download —> Heavy Metal Poisoning Weimar Assembly
I don’t know much about Free Jazz, not because I don’t dig it, I just haven’t really been exposed to anything except for a little bit of the traditional variety, ala Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra and Albert Ayler (who could also be in the Avant Garde realm). These here tunes served me a plateful of education in modern Free Jazz. Literally blown away. Been obsessed lately with Industrial music and it’s many sub genres, seems like Obasquiat is the next logical step in my ongoing education in the finest music this world has (or has had) to offer. This certainly represents the tip top. Released on October 15th, this digital LP is fresh like you would find in a music lovers farmers market, blue ribbon. Here’s the blurb Marco (one of the movers and shakers in this masterpiece) gave me that you can also find on their Bandcamp page…
“It arrived on earth the first album (official) of the project Obasquiat the result was crazy!
“Pertussis” is dedicated entirely to sincerely thank everyone who directly and indirectly contributed to the creation
The album consists of mixed sound collages.The concept of this album is to demonstrate ideas, sounds and mixes of styles
The use of various instruments in the compositions was a way of trying to generate a homogenous.
In music there is an importance to the creation of something new (for that is always intended)
The process involved the collaboration of other projects from Brazil and other parts of the world.
This album has 13 tracks (each in its own way Kabbalistic) represents the closing of a cliclo and consequently the restart other with new ideas, objectives, contestations and searches for the absolute sound
The Introspective project “Obasquiat” the proposal also has to maintain a more intimate contact with poetry and prose (literature in general).
Influenced initially by the experimental music and noise the project now includes a new frontier, heading bases and improvisations more in line Free Jazz.
This direction was unusual for simple, idea of keeping more contact with the roots of african American Jazz and without forgetting the Brazilian rhythms rooted in Africa and arts seeking more the influence of surrealist and some influence of Dadaism”
That’s a mouth full for what basically amounts to a bunch of seriously talented folks, coming together and getting a massive otherworldly jam on. Simply amazing. Sao Paulo Brazil is where it’s happening folks. There’s some people down there who know what the fuck they’re doing. The only downside of this release, is that it’s digital only (that’s the state of music these days), this really deserves a vinyl treatment, but shit, in whatever form it takes, this is a blessing to the ears. The songs are all over place as you would expect with this kind of collaboration, no two songs are that much alike except that they share a sort of organized chaotic-ous-ness. I can’t pick a favorite and really there’s not a dull moment or weak track to be found. Unbelievable and of course, highly recommended…
My pal Vincent from the almighty Zebras dropped me a line the other day and in doing so dropped a shit ton of some of the finest Jazz Punk to have ever been scrawled into wax. “Hey man, I started releasing music by other bands on Secret Records. The first release is a 1981 live show from Snakefinger. He was in The Residents and this show really shows his lesser known punk side. Liner notes by Jello Biafra, Peggy Honeydew (early collaborator w/ the Residents) and Brian Poole (Renaldo & The Loaf) and cover art drawn by Molly Harvey (residents vocalist in the 90’s and 2000’s). It was released as a very limited three sided / 4th side screenprinted double LP in a gatefold jacket. I’m planning on doing more stuff like this.” In my mind, if Vincent is involved, the outcome is going to be epic, and sure as hell, this is one of the most mind blowing live recordings I’ve ever heard. It’s starts out with a little bit of crowd noise, followed by an MC introduction of the band, a ten second drum intro and then it’s on like a flame to gasoline…WOOSH! The first thing I noticed was the bass, not just in the mix, but right fucking there, you’d swear the bass player was ten feet tall. And the band itself is as tight as if this was a studio recording with take after take to get it just right, but no, these guys are cranking it out live, like a second skin. I’m ashamed to say it, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard the Residents, but this is most definitely a shove in that direction, if they’re half as good as Snakefinger then they fucking shred. On the Bandcamp page you get a sampling of two songs off the LP, but if you’re a big eater like me, you know that sometimes a little snack can get your stomach angry, “damn this shit is good, I must have more!” The first free sample you get (the 2nd on the album), reminds me of the finest Am Rep/Touch and Go stuff, like Jesus Lizard or Killdozer, but this predates those guys. Uber jazzy, super hard hitting, subtly intricate, with vocals that have that somewhat snotty punk vibe. Most of the songs fit that description. The second free one (the 6th on the album), would make Dick Dale or Link Wray proud, sort of a surfy instrumental number, perfect for the next Tarantino flick. I gotta say, this album does not fuck around…