Thursday, October 9, 2014
I've never consciously tried to have a "narrative" to this blog, so why I'm posting another new age album on the heels of Journeys Out Of Body is a mystery even to myself, because inconsistency has certainly never stopped me before. This one is a lot cornier, too. There's more of a "beat" structure (one track even has vocals) with several individual tracks as opposed to a long ones that take up each side of the tape. And I have to admit, this is where I got a little lazy as I didn't separate the tracks out. I'm not sure if I was simply too bored or couldn't tell the difference between two tracks; unless someone out there really needs a kickass randomized Sam McNally playlist, you're not missing anything with my side a/side b method.
Posted by CR at 6:02 PM
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
I decided to separate this one out from the Live Disasters post when I was re-writing it. Really, the cover here speaks for itself. I have to admit, I kind of like it (granted, it's been a while). Gets me in the calm, dare I say "spacey" sort of mood better than the vast majority of dark ambient artists past or present who try too hard to do the same.
Posted by CR at 7:40 PM
Friday, November 12, 2010
A short, sweet and utterly mysterious tape of melodic noise drones. The image says "QUONE" on the side with my copy apparently being 2 of 5, but the Quone label website doesn't even list it. There's also no luck on a google search since typing in "deaf family" only leads to pages upon pages of medial advice. Now that I think about it, this is one I'd actually like some more answers on.
Posted by CR at 8:43 PM
Excellent mashup of live shenanigans. Sonic Disorder dishes out plastered noise weirdness while Joe Milktoast cocks out with their rock out for the final time. I should really pay closer attention to these guys. Whatever, my loss is your gain. I can only assume this tape is from 2001 at the earliest. Smell The Stench's deleted releases page confirms it exists but doesn't give a release date. Discogs brings up nothing.
Posted by CR at 3:54 PM
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Also, a quick shout out to Confederacy of the Wrong
There's some cool shit there: check it out.
Posted by CR at 9:02 PM
Sunday, September 19, 2010
From what I can gather, DSP was a rap duo from Madison, WI. They were tightly affiliated with another group called Kaotic Intentionz who had a slightly darker style. I think I exaggerated the tough charm these tapes had when I bought them because I was starved for some good horrorcore. Looking at it now, the instrumentals are annoyingly glitzy and it's clear these guys only wanted enough edge to get street cred while not destroying their chances for mainstream success (spoiler alert: it didn't work).
The reason I'm not saying much about the tapes themselves (other than I can't find them on discogs) is most of the tracks were later put in a "best-of" compilation that I have no real interest in right now. There's a few tracks missing, some new ones and some slightly retitled, though I can't recall any standouts from the tapes other than KI's "Cranium Cracker," which is on the CD anyways. I'd still recommend a listen, if only you are indeed starved for good, let alone anything resembling, horrorcore.
Posted by CR at 10:36 AM