Album Review

Rake / Con Demek [coll] – [Fourth Dimension Records]

surferrosa   9/12/2012   7-inch, A Library

This 7” was originally released in 1993 as part of Grim Humor Magazine, a UK publication directly affiliated with fourth dimension records, in existence from 1983 to the mid 90s (1993 maybe?). The magazine followed the whereabouts of the underground scene in music and the arts. Grim Humor would often times come accompanied by flexidiscs or compilations, such as this one, released on either cassette or 7” records. The magazine is associated with all sorts of names you already know.. but I’ll leave the list off the review..Rake (side A) delivers a bit over four minutes of hard and churning freakout. Noise rock if you will.. in a distorto-frenzy with wailing vocals and growls. The track comes in heavy, feeds back and teeters out. Con Demek (side B) is known for their noise-scapes. This track starts off with a sample detailing the activities of a possessed oven,accompanied by maniacal laughter. A repetitive locked-groove sort of rumble sets in and we enter a world of grating, industrial, electro-acoustic sounds, populated by oscillations, reverberations, squeaks, clinks and the kitchen sink. Enjoy. -Surfer Rosa

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