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    Gus Coma – “Color Him Coma” – [Paradigm Discs]


    Take note fans of Midnight Voicejail/Brion Gysin/People
    Like Us or closer to the bone the more frolicsome side
    of Alga Marghen (evidently Milk from Cheltenham is joined
    at the funny bone to Gus Coma (A-19, B-13). 1983 when
    cassetes were not a fashion statement, but a necessity.
    The more you listen, the more you buy in and a sort of
    symphony of cacophony emerges. Reused samples become
    motifs, a series of excerpts from some sort of English
    lesson set is a recurring character. The lesson’s male and
    female voices exude a strange quality that makes you want
    to hug them and slap them at the same time. Two discs
    here, that feel like two dress rehearsals at the asylum.
    The first has more “story” (and was once released in
    hyper limited fashion), the second a tad more meaty
    with the beats & ambience. Longer pieces on the latter
    platter. Flock of drunk jingle singers intoning
    “In-fillll-tra-tion” will either have you drooling for
    more of foaming in fury at the mouth. Either way, you
    drool and we can color Gus Coma cool. Bonus track
    “Revlon Torturo Bunnies” hijacks elevator music.
    Dream machine scene, clues found on “Elastoplast
    Futures” Burroughs burrowed beneath the oxide.
    Maybe let some shorter cuts run in a row than just
    jumping for the chunkier ones.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on February 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm
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