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Belleli, Avi – “Strawberry Cream and Gunpowder ” – [Ad Hoc]

Born in Tel Aviv, Avi is one of Israel???s most well
known composers. Also the leader of rock group,
Tractor???s Revenge, who has a few gold albums over
seas. This release is music set to a dance piece
performed in Europe, Japan, Israel and New York, of
the same name, choreographed by Yasmeen Goder. It
almost feels like you???re watching a semi-horror,
silent foreign film that takes place in cold empty
warehouse starring 2 mental souls. Very sparse and
creepy.
Strange handclaps. Random hoarse female screams and
whines. Underwater bubbling pits. Gentle guitar
strumming, turned intense electric. Empty
whistling tunnels.

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on February 22, 2007 at 12:18 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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  • Fe-mail and Giffoni, Carlos – “Northern Stains ” – [Important Records]

    Norwegian duo Fe-Mail met Brooklyn based Giffoni when
    he booked them to play the No Fun Festival in New York
    2005, but he then flew overseas in early 2006 to
    create this lovely noisy collaboration in Oslo.
    Electronics, synths, samplers, microphones, and
    precise detailed timing are what make this
    experimental bubbling, warbling album quite enjoyable.
    It???s not an intense wall of noise (well, not all the
    time), but a nice belly crunching bowl of feedbacking
    scribbles.

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on February 22, 2007 at 12:17 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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  • Can – “Tago Mago ” – [Spoon]

    Tago Mago is Can???s third full release (1971) and is
    often thought of as one of the best krautrock albums
    of all time. It was groundbreaking, experimental,
    influential and one of their best ever! The second album with
    Japanese singer Damo Suzuki, his sometimes moody
    sometimes crazy vocals made the intensely rhythmic
    jazz-inspired drumming, improvised guitar and keyboard
    solos, and extensive tape edits into fantastic far out
    musical melting pots. Everything from full on trancing
    funk jams, screaming fits, and mind-zoning space outs!

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on February 15, 2007 at 12:13 am
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  • Sixes – “Cursed Beast ” – [Troniks]

    S6X6S. From Oakland!
    Simply title ???The Beast??? when it started – 2 painful
    years in, an 8-track reel-to-reel and a computer
    ruined twice, two teeth pulled and a resulting throat
    abscess requiring hospitalization, the name easily
    retitled itself to ???Cursed Beast???. It brings you the
    fantasies (or nightmares) of looping trains from hell,
    regurgitated bull snot, haunting vocals of the
    netherworld, heavy rhythmic drones and swirling guitar
    noises. Dark, hateful, and full of disgust.

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on February 15, 2007 at 12:12 am
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  • Bran(…)Pos With Tarantism – “Tear N’ Pause ” – [Chitah! Chitah! Soundcrac]

    San Franciscan B()P & Tarantism recorded live at WLUW
    in Illinois. Itchy glitches, noisy bloops and
    frustrated electronics, puts you on the edge of
    Anxiety Mountain. It???s almost like being constipated
    ??? the sound pushes, tries and comes so close to making
    sense, that when it finally does and releases??? MAN do
    you feel satisfied! Each side about 20 minutes long.
    -cinderaura

    Side 2 does have a messy noisy version of the EAS, but
    I???m thinking people will know it???s not real. (and
    something that sounds like Beeker at the end!)

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on February 15, 2007 at 12:11 am
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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  • Black Ox Orkestar – “Nisht Azoy ” – [Constellation]

    From Montreal, Black Ox Orckestar contains members of Godspeed You Black Emperor/A Silver Mt. Zion and
    Sackville. This sounds nothing like those bands
    though! Original re-interpritations of Jewish music
    traditions, acoustic instrumentation, Yiddish
    singing… this record is beautiful! The record’s
    name translates into “Not Like This”. They Listened to
    pre-war recordings of Jewish and non-Jewish music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and wanted to capture the rawness and emotional intensity they heard there. I definantly feel it, and think this is slowly
    becoming my new favorite type of foreign sound, so
    emotional!

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on November 17, 2006 at 3:42 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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  • Kaada – “Music For Moviebikers ” – [Ipecac Recordings]

    Norwegian sound artist Kaada makes beautiful
    simplistic music that makes you feel as if you’re a
    little french girl playing with her doll house on top
    of a shady grass hill. Kaada and 22 other musicians
    from all over Europe created this album, which is
    inspired by an imaginary film, in a short amount of
    time. He’s even made some of the instruments himself, out of springs and piano strings. This would fit
    right in with your Godspeed YBE and Yann Tiersen
    collection. Kaada also plays in Cloroform, and has
    also toured as the Kaada/Patton band.

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on November 17, 2006 at 3:42 pm
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  • Shogun Kunitoki – “Tasankokaiku ” – [Fonal Records]

    Finnish four piece who have released their debut album
    6 years after getting together. Sounding somewhat
    classical (think laptop Baroque), this
    electronic/slightly rock album is beautiful and full
    of butterflies and rainbows. Each track has a steady
    looped synthetic sound, while added layers of sound
    swoosh in and out, creating a feeling of inspirational
    happiness. At times, it feels like I’m watching
    Koyaanisqatsi or any film featuring long flying shots
    over rolling grassy hills and sandy beaches.

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on November 17, 2006 at 3:42 pm
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  • Big City Orchestra – “Comp Traz Ju05-Fe06 ” – [Ubuibi.Org]

    From an angry ant frantically pounding his electric
    typewriter to endless minutes of floating electronic
    drone and a dead sounding zombie to a slightly
    Negativlandish style George Bush spoken word (ummm
    uhhhhh) and an angry lady tired of the idiocy of the
    government, this cd is mind zoning and at times scary
    (track 8 = perfect for telling a ghost story over).
    Lots of electronic glitchy noises to numb your brain.

    Track 9 is the same as 3, just with no bed. Play
    over your own!

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on November 17, 2006 at 3:42 pm
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  • Dublab Presents : In The Loop 4 [coll] – [Plug Research]

    Pretty mellow and nice release from Plug. indie
    guitars, floaty vocals and sprinkly cupcakes!

    A1 – A steady kick drumbeat (almost a heartbeat sound)
    along with Becky Stark’s sweet voice bring tears to my
    eyes.
    A2 – Daedelus & wife duo! Sounds slightly
    Sterelabish.
    A3 – Excellent track from AC’s first release. Boiling
    fantasy smashing into the cymbals. Nice.

    B1 – Devendra Banhart & Hairy Fairy make a nice
    acoustic campfire marshmallow roasting tune.
    B2 – Join in with the handclaps, acoustic guitar and
    hum’s as the glitches make you itch.
    B3 – cute jingle jangle that makes me think of an
    upbeat Neil Young.

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on November 17, 2006 at 3:42 pm
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  • Jennifer Gentle – “Sacramento Session/5 of 3 ” – [a Silent Place]

    Beautiful ruckus from some young Italian Stallions.
    Very different from their last (more poppier) album tracks.

    *Side A gives you visions of Pompeii… very Floyd
    droney stoney jam out. Recorded live at KDVS!

    *Side B is perfect for you horror tape swooshing
    experimental knobbing noisers.
    All instrumenals!

  • Reviewed by cinderaura on November 17, 2006 at 3:41 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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