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    AIDS Wolf – “Ma Vie Banale Avant-garde” – [lovepump united]


    When god gives you lemons, the hell with lemonade, I say
    stop believing in God. But with AIDS Wolf, I guess it’s different.
    So this is less a review and more of a Cosmic Request for
    completeness. What we have here is an album that I really love
    50% of, I get to love that 50% twice as we have two duplicate side A/B’s.
    A.W. double deliver that manic, but controlled wonder that KFJC has
    inhaled over the years (they even graced our studios and
    http://www.kfjc.org/music/playlist.php?i=29059
    thus our Live from the Devil’s Triangle comp #11). This 2011 release
    kinda cranks up the Tom Smith, To Live And Shave razor of sound.
    Chloe Lum’s vox are naturally freaked enough but they go through
    an additional funhouse of effects here. Toy sounds are overloaded
    and crucial, making a Zeek Sheck polkadot electrocuting sound often.
    Guitars are searing and chase Chloe’s vox, or flashing up high
    in the sky/neck. Drums are of the flailing variety, bashing done
    by Chloe’s beau, Yannick Desranleau. It’s a pretty amazing warped
    vortex of noise rock, the drums being a key grounding. Anyways,
    I tried priming the LovePump and will continue to seek out the missing
    C/D sides (perhaps even seedier than the A/B). Hard to be mad
    at these Canadians if you read the surrender note Chloe wrote
    turning this record into their apparent swan song.
    http://scroungyglamour.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/on-the-end-of-an-era/
    Well worth a read. Looks like she and Yannick are making colorful
    art without sound at
    http://seripop.com/
    And we’ve got a Brainolith cassette from their guitarist get a
    dizzy doozy bit of bluesy. I think the Wolf will survive
    overcoming morons and more oxymorons than this albums’ title
    can hold. This does rawk y’know. If you’re a radio station holding
    two copies of the C/D sides, let’s touch transmitters.
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on February 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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