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    Holiday Inn / Hallelujah! [coll] – [Maple Death]

    Italy’s most prized confrontational nutters
    Hallelujah! is abrasive fast rocknroll punk. think Germs meat Electric Eels.
    Holiday Inn is a lo-fi ‘acid minimal synth punk’. droney, word vomit, anti-mafia tirade. nasty aesthetic

  • Reviewed by mouthbreather on October 4, 2016 at 5:34 am
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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  • Bonehead – “You” – [Miss 45 Records]

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    Self-described as “trashed pop in Detroit, MI,” Bonehead is the project of Alexandra Lee who wrote, performed, and produced everything on her debut 45. The songs are short and catchy, with her vocals accompanying the guitars and other instruments nicely. More to come from this artist. Keep an eye on her.

  • Reviewed by humana on September 7, 2016 at 8:43 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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  • Walter – “Poetics of Space / Like The Fly” – [Famous Class]

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    This is a great little 7″ of garage rock (I only classify it to be helpful; it’s a class of its own). “Poetics of Space” is a solid musical asking the question of where does time go, and the guitars and vocals of the trio provide the apt setting for such a question. “Like the Fly” is slightly more upbeat and danceable (to us old rock dancers) and makes us wonder about what being a fly on the wall would be like. Do flies dance? Try this out.

  • Reviewed by humana on August 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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  • Placenta Popeye/Slicing Grandpa [coll] – [Tanzprocesz]

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    Slicing Grandpa: Noisey power electronics, low-frequency rumbles, and screeching guitars. Monotonous croaky indecipherable vocals that sound like they were delivered over a department store PA system.

    Placenta Popeye: Noise rock trio from Marseilles France. Underwater sonic vibrations and piercing guitar feedback, punctuated by demented screams and moans.

  • Reviewed by Louie Caliente on August 14, 2016 at 1:34 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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  • Krube – “Krube” – [I Dischi Del Barone]

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    Krube is Alexander Schneider, a sound artist working out of Berlin since the late 90s.

    Two quick tracks of music concrete. Everyday sounds juxtaposed in new and disturbing ways. Crackling flames, rending metal, billowing wind, and percolating water. Unidentifiable yet strangely familiar machines.

  • Reviewed by Louie Caliente on July 31, 2016 at 11:37 am
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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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
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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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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  • 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
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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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
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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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
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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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
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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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
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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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
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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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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