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    Golding Institute “The Final Relaxation-Your Ticket to Death Through Hypnotic…” – [Ipecac]

    I could guess that Gregg Turkington has got to the age where
    a lot of his friends have more and more nagging aches and
    pains, and are growing weary…and just complaining more and
    more. So he, in his infinite genorosity, made this as a gift
    to them, a balm for all those nasty paper cuts and unfortunate
    experiences in restaurants. So instead of a self-help outing,
    we’ve got a self-hurt recording here, with Turkington’s mouth
    stuffed full of owl feathers, or os that Will Geer? Beckoning
    the listener to sleepwalk into the light…he uses repetitiion
    to soothe the listeners through teeth popping out of their
    heads and toenails exploding and other steps towards pushing
    their pineal shutdown buttons. A low rumble starts with the
    magic word “slumber” and accompanies you to the final point of
    departure 30+ minutes in with a “Goodbye.” Some of the groans
    and moans on this are as unsettling as any of the words, and
    the word “relax” gets pronounced like relaphxzzthtttt…and
    again that repetition, pulling the words tighter and tighter
    around you…a verbal noose. A strange combination of
    left-field aphorisms and mean-spirited antagonisms make this
    the gag that gags the listener? I guess it takes a lot of nerve
    to approach nirvana. Packaged in bold hyperbolic style, all
    subtlety euthanized. I have no complaints about this spooky
    little spoof, seriously no complaints…why are you looking
    at me that way. I want to live, I want to…

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on August 12, 2006 at 1:02 am
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