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    Billy Bao – “R’n’r Granulator ” – [W.M.O.]

    Perhaps another form of “rock concrete” (see also Starfuckers
    aka Sinestri out of Italy). “Evapogoration” is the standout
    here, featuring a driving rock und roll slinger that gets
    strained through a choke filter, it basically dies but is
    revived like a cracklin’ Lazarus. Love the geiger heart
    monitor and the three seconds of silence before tick-tick
    and it’s back. The lead off track never dies on us, but does
    sputter and lurch towards its finale. It is rock, but only
    just. “El Grado Zero del Pulso” could be a slow motion
    performance art drum solo. Every five or so seconds you get
    one drum beat, think taiko for dummies, but as slow as
    a stoned snail, other sounds crawl in after 6 or so minutes.
    Or you may hallucinate your own additions before that. Call
    it an ode to instant gratification? Call it a test? Heck I
    found myself wondering if the drum was being hit by a mic
    at times, since we’d get little feed squeals on the much
    anticipated drum strike. About 14 minutes in, we move into
    a nanodub space of sorts. You want isolationism, you got it!
    If you’re looking for a theme song to your radio show, look
    no further then this 18+ minute national anthem? Lastly
    “Para Ahuyentar ratas, humanos y otros insectos” tips off
    the nihilistas, with squelched rock for 1.5 minutes then
    someone sets off the galactic tinkle alarm. Don’t pretend
    you saw it coming, from then on out your on limited guitar
    life-support with a monolith of a drone at the edge of
    this sonic universe. Not for everybody, but not for nobody
    either…must locate an earlier 7″ from these folks that
    I heard once in an internet dream. Info on band members
    withheld until they show up to do a live set and prove that
    they’re not really the kids from Fame or soemthing. -Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 27, 2006 at 2:26 am
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