Sunday, March 26, 2017

Semicolon - Violent Sneeze & The Neighbor's Pool

Label : Shimmy-Disc - SHIMMY-793
Country : US
Year : 1993
Format : 7 inch

An odd one, this. I've had this for awhile and decided to let this loose to help squelch the creative malaise this blog has been experiencing the past month or so... I'll give it to you guys straight and to the point: it's recorded at the wrong speed. Yep, at about 12 less revolutions taken for what's needed for pain. This is necessary, however, as the original recording is generic folk rock with a female muse, whereas the one presented here is more of a darkfolk interpretation with a bit of a demon's growl.

Also, I haven't been able to fix the buzzing that has become more prominent over the past year, probably a preamp issue, maybe the receiver itself. I won't be able to sort this out til I get new equipment probably.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Various Artists - Power In The House

Label : Post-Ambient Motion - POSTCASS 002
Country : US
Year : 1988
Format : C90

Another one from the decrepit vault. A benefit compilation of sorts against the demolition of a historic district in Omaha which features many a track from a variety of different in artists in sometimes drastically different fields. From the sound sculptures of Reinhold Marxhausen to the synth funk of Ja'Boi, this a great melange of strange mediocrity. I have the cassette version but it didn't come with a tape, so a kind soul came along and gave me the ripped CD version... in 160kbps.

Can't win 'em all, I guess.



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Soul-Junk - 1946

Label : Sub Pop - SP 301
Country : US
Year : 1995
Format : 7 inch

Soul-Junk, the slightly less spastic and more theologically inclined Trumans Water, is a project I've heard about for a long while. Now that I've heard them, I'm casually intrigued to say the least. The most interesting part of this particular slab of waveforms are the free jazz sputterings of the interludes, before giving away to more conventional (and to my taste, too "alt rock") songforms. It's a quicky to be sure.



Friday, March 3, 2017

Various Artists - Pure Will, Without The Confusions Of Intellect

Label : Livevil Compact Discs - LMCD-1187
Country : Japan
Year : 1991
Format : CD

This was posted on WFMU and Bleak Bliss before but I think it's still worth hearing again. Great collage by some familiar visages and some not so familiar visages.