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    Little Debbie – “Little Debbie” – [Skrot Up]

    Little Debbie, perhaps the child of a troll and a woman who only
    wore her Joy Division t-shirt during pregnancy? Little Debbie
    apparently was born as Sergey Yashenko, living in SF recently
    till things headed south (LA). This Debbie is not connected to
    an old 90’s band (we have their “Thank You for My Vitamin” 7″) or
    any name-brand tasty treats. Hmmm, well maybe the lead-off
    track is inspired by a snack cake, or is it a sex act? One-man
    band action, with dingy drum machine and often a heavy bass
    line, “Hypnotized” has a Sleep aura replacing the mantra vibe
    with a more manic one. Still a nice middle-eastern digging
    riff and vocals intoned through some effects. The instrumental
    part gets summoned back after a near-death experience. Those
    effected vocals, organically tweaked in the sinus and run through
    reverb and other compression, often provide a haunting aspect.
    Especially on “Halloween” which features some tingling
    guitar and other tiny chiming sounds. “On Hungry Greedy” the
    voice moves from the sinus to the gut, it almost sounds like
    singing coming out of the garbage disposal. Again bass maps
    the music on that track and most of the others. A sort of suffocation
    of sound…but there’s something oddly catchy about the basslines
    in the thickened mix. Intriguing stuff, and looks like Cochon
    is issuing some of these on vinyl, but Skrot Up likes it raw
    (even online digital versions sound like they are covered in cassette
    murk and snack cake wrappers.) Yum.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on April 23, 2014 at 6:01 pm
  • Filed as A Library,Cassette
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