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Doormouse – “Xylophone Jism ” – [Cock Rock Disco]

Doormouse is Dan ”Doormouse’ Martin, who has been creating seriously messed up breakcore beats since 1994. He is also the head of the label Addict Records, which he started in 1997. Released in April 2005 this is clearly the less introspective of the two releases out this year. (The other, Major Changes, explores the effects having a daughter, Kaya, and moving his family to Miami from Milwaukee.)

I am told that he is the nephew of Motorhead‘s Lemmy though I have no way of verifying this.

This CD is incapable of disappointing any listener due to its dizzying jumble of obscure samples and twisting time signatures. Hardcore techno or breakcore – ‘I’m not quite sure what to call it, so call it what you like. Samples zoom in from country, jazz, funk, rock, and places unknown. (I noticed a Sharon Jones sample on Swimming With The Fishes, which pleased me greatly.) Joshua Anonymous helps out on drums, and the aforementioned Kaya can be heard briefly.

If you doubt that cut-and-paste can be an artform, check out the sheer mastery of One Man David Lee Roth Cover Band and especially Dizzay. If you liked the Venetian Snares that we added earlier this year, you will certainly like this.

Bonus track: 12

Language: 11 ‘Turn that shit up?, 12 ‘fucking,? ‘fuck you,? ‘stupid fucking asshole,? etc.

–Hunter Gatherer

  • Reviewed by Hunter Gatherer on December 18, 2005 at 3:56 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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    Official web site for the Biberons Batis:

    Lots of free mp3 and video, no ads.

  • Comment by Bert, January 18th, 2006 9:54 am

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