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Kichert Mit Freunden [coll] – [Self Release]

Translates to “giggles with friends.” Came with nice note from <3 Howard mentioning that his group is on On The HiFi Vol. 11 and it is coming soon and thanking us for our support of vol. 10 last year. First tracks on either side are Lo Fi sounds of folk electronic melodies with fuzzy beats and second tracks are straight up rock folk.

  • Reviewed by billiejoe on July 13, 2016 at 4:53 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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  • Infinite Plastic Internal – “Radioactive Cloud Alert/ Spectrum Studies 1″ – [Self Produced]

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    Released in 2014, this is the debut 7″ from Infinite Plastic Internal, a project of Mark Pino of San Diego. This release incorporates drums, ring modulator, synth pedals, and a unique home-made instrument Pino calls the “Pan Feedback Flute”.

    Radioactive Cloud Alert is a free-yet-groovy thumping drum solo over faint warbling synths.

    Spectrum Studies 1 is noisy and droney. Heavy machinery sounds: grinding gears, hydraulic forklifts, humming conveyor belts. Bowed metal and screwy scribbly electronics.

  • Reviewed by Louie Caliente on July 9, 2016 at 9:51 am
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  • Alemi, Hayvanlar – “Yekermo Sew” – [Sublime Frequencies]

    Psychedelic instrumental music from Ankara, Turkey. The title track (side A) is a rendition of Mulatku Astatke’s composition. Side B is very trippy. Well played, definite Middle Eastern influence. interesting even without the novelty of being from Turkey, released by Sublime Frequencies.

  • Reviewed by Cousin Mary on July 6, 2016 at 2:13 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,International
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  • World Will Never Know, The [coll] – [Sweet Farewell]

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    For some reason this 7″ sat on my counter for weeks (just as it laid dormant somewhere since 2003), and when I finally listened to it, I was pleasantly surprised. Black death, I thought, looking at the titles on this Split EP and viewing the sepia-toned painting on the sleeve. But no, it is industial-type music, although I just think it’s cool. Reutoff, the “cult industrial Russian act,” on Side A and Totenlieder (a project of Sebastien Leduc) on Side B with a cover of a Janitor tune.

  • Reviewed by humana on July 4, 2016 at 12:35 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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  • His Clancyness – “Pale Fear” – [Maple Death]

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    Singer/guitarist Jonathan Clancy has added to his band and come out with this great dark garage 7″. The lyrics are provided in the sleeve and go well with the “psychedelic post-punk gem”ness of the music.

  • Reviewed by humana on July 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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  • Cayetana – “Tired Eyes” – [Asian Man Records]

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    Three femmes fatales from Philadelphia delivering great, energetic garage-y sounds. Upbeat and enjoyable for sure. Play it!

  • Reviewed by humana on July 4, 2016 at 12:11 pm
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  • West Samoa Surfer League – “2 Original Hits” – [Self Release]

    Very nice 7″ from this Ulm, Germany surf band. Fine playing and arrangements on these original compositions, good energy, full sound from this three piece band. Both sides are excellent!!!

  • Reviewed by Cousin Mary on July 2, 2016 at 2:18 pm
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  • Ascended Dead – “Arcane Malevolence” – [Blood Harvest]

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    This 2014 EP is the San Diego Death Metal band’s second release. Both the style and production owe a debt to Black Metal, but there’s more fire than ice here. Darkly glimmering dual-guitar riffing, old school grooves and explosive rhythm section assaults for fans of Immolation, Incantation and Kerasphorous. I wish there were more Death Metal coming out of California in this raw style. Let’s hope for an album, and maybe a visit to the station someday.

  • Reviewed by Lord Gravestench on June 28, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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  • KAER/ KEGS [coll] – [Sublevel Epidemic]

    Backpack type hip hop. FCC FREE Each track accompanied by the instrumental fo yah mental. A side instr. 3:30~ Latin.Cubano.Piano.Guitar samples. quantized bass/ drum kit .
    B side instr. 4:20~ Harp.Woodwind. Drum Kit shuffle snares. Vocal Sample.

  • Reviewed by Arcanum on May 31, 2016 at 4:43 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,Hip Hop
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  • TOADS and BUGS [coll] – [White Rabbit Records]

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    double mini CD release from Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim out of Germany and Der Bekannte Post Industrielle Trompeter from Italy. the trumpeteer plays the toad side: a number of short tracks carrying juvenile delinquent flatrumpence with sci-fi lullaby calypso grooves and twisted future jazz industrial breakdown. the trinkers play the bug side: one long track of warped mash into factory-grade steel drone drifting gently through the void carrying echoes of voices and melody trailing behind, monastic memories and creeping carefully to the forefront. haunting oddities for sleepless nights

  • Reviewed by abacus on May 25, 2016 at 5:41 pm
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  • D.B.P.I.T / F.T.B.P.D [coll] – [White Rabbit Records]

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    experimental post-industrial split between Flavio Rivabella aka DBPIT out of Italy and German duo FTBPD. Flavio has been active since the early 2000s and contrary to name, not particularly well-known despite his huge output and collaborations, having worked with Mushroom’s Patience and others. his side is a warped sleepytime hallucination with echoing trumpet carrying us along, an alien ambient soundscape. FTBPD roughly translates to “the dope drinkers at home” or something… active since the mid-90s and quite a bit active, with extensive touring around Europe. their side starts off significantly more abstract and absent, post-classical drone emanating out of a dank sewer-ambiance, until we creeper deeper down the tunnels and find a rhythmic-concrete ritual grooving by candlelight on the inside that devolves into a non-locked loop fading away. beautiful aural oddities to waste away the day

  • Reviewed by abacus on May 25, 2016 at 5:14 pm
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  • Crawl Unit – “Tucson Mon Amour” – [Drone Records]

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    second pressing of live performance from Crawl Unit’s only tour played at Big Storage in Tucson, a relic from a criminally underrepresented sound artist. distant wavering tones on the hazy horizon, sparse industrial tinkering litters the foreground, the scattered detritus flickers in the hot desert sun. the B-side has more of a looped rhythmic feel. stroke delusions

  • Reviewed by abacus on May 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm
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  • Smell & Quim – “Scum Grief” – [Flaccid House]

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    Smell & Quim are a UK duo who have been improvising harsh or otherwise disturbing noise since 1988. This single-sided flexidisc from1989 is a five minute funeral march through Wonderland for a demented and deceased monarch, passing ranks of lamenting insect mourners. Despite the painful cover art, S&Q are in a mood here that is more Dada than Full Metal Jacket; let’s call it Free Jazz in Adult Diapers. Shades of Nurse With Wound for sure. Play the CD I made– fuck flexi.

  • Reviewed by Lord Gravestench on May 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm
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  • Cut Worms – “Don’t Want to Say Good-bye” – [Randy! Records]

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    If I were on “Name That Tune” (younger folks–Google it), I would have said this was the Everly Brothers from the first three notes. But this 7″ is the work of one guitarist, Max Clarke, who was in the Chicago band The Sueves. Each of the beautifully plucked ballads deals with love and leaves you feeling fairly mellow, with Side A having a slightly quicker tempo than Side B.

  • Reviewed by humana on May 20, 2016 at 10:41 am
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  • Moloch / Closure [coll] – [King of the Monsters]

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    destructive split from UK juggernauts: moloch from Leicester start of feral and drag themselves through the sludge like a dull blade through flesh, Closure out of Leeds plod and stomp but explode in sporadic bursts of powerviolence and grime. mud hurling, vomit choking goodness; now spit

  • Reviewed by abacus on May 17, 2016 at 12:11 pm
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  • Bilge Seaweed Orcastrua – “Salty Sea Shanties” – [UBUIBI]

    experimental pirate radio station operated by Big City Orchestra out of the Bay Area. field recordings, happy/sad drinking songs, consumerist worship all contained on this pretty blue 7″. NPARRR (National Pirate Radio) gives us lo-fi yum, coupled with boot-thumpy, folk instrument driven, shanties.

    included is a cd of air checks of 16 tracks, with some great tunes and field recordings that didn’t make the EP. ??put it on continuous and feel the breeze in yer nethers.

     

  • Reviewed by mouthbreather on May 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm
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  • Brown, Apollo – “Hey Joe/ Make Bread” – [Mello Music Group]

    This is the bonus 45 for Apollo Brown’s album Thirty Eight. Side A and B are both instrumental and FCC free. Crackle and sample hiss run like electric current throughout, giving a retro feel and resonant warmth. some guitar twang with the classic hey joe vibe on side A 2:55~ and a gritty jazz-hop narrative with female vocal laced boom bap drum kit side B Make Bread 3:00~

  • Reviewed by Arcanum on April 26, 2016 at 11:51 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,Hip Hop
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  • Urban Surf Kings – “Penguin Or Robot?” – [Reverb Ranch]

    2014 EP from Rev. Hank’s 3=piece the Urban Surf Kings of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Rev. Hank is a force in Canadian surf with this band, his Twang Gang and the label Reverb Ranch. Nice and twangy, well played, modern surf in these original surf tunes.

  • Reviewed by Cousin Mary on April 20, 2016 at 4:39 pm
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  • Fluwelen Koord – “Luxe Poesje” – [Ultra Eczema]

    Spazzy, strident and a little sweet punk.

    A-side :Boozy guitar, howled vox (he eventually barks at
    the end) and a bassline that wants to be a metronome. Some
    times two notes is enough for a bassist, maybe more than
    s/he can handle. A little synth whispers on what I guess
    passes for a break in this simple art-damaged punk slow-dance.
    Other reverby percussion, not really drums, more like
    dropping a silverware tray nicely. Beasts from Belgium
    and while I thought the title might mean something like
    “the light of poetry,” online translating came up with
    “luxury pussy.” So kinda the same thing? Both are found
    behind a “velvet rope” (which is the apparent translation
    of the band name.) On the flip side, “Ingeblikt Miszprijzen”
    creepy crawls its way to start then moves into a three chord
    charger with more of those yelping vox. Does it translate
    as “Canned Disapproval” or is that just what I had for dinner?
    Love the flat-tire e-string guitar riff to start and then set
    up the climax end of the song.
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on April 15, 2016 at 7:07 pm
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  • Two Lone Swordsmen = C-PIJ – “Nostik / Tall Lights” – [C-pij]

    Abstract Electronic style From UK duo Two Lone Swordsmen.Made in South London. Sides A and K refer to the First name Initials producer Andrew Weatherall and engineer Keith Tenniswood.

  • Reviewed by Arcanum on April 5, 2016 at 6:54 pm
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