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Compile – “Ten Wolves End” – [Private Archive]

lexi glass   7/30/2017   A Library, Cassette

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This release from NYC’s Compile, one of our first adds from the Boston cassette label Private Archive, holds two sidelong sound collages (supposedly two separate tracks, but I can’t hear the division). “Drone’s on Fire/Ten Wolves End” (A) is a collaboration with Article Collection (C. Latina of the group Private Archive and label co-owner). Chopped and screwed voices – possibly ripped from Youtube videos with views in the single digits or surveillance camera footage – describe survival on the streets and the pathetic daily life of a vlogger broadcasting for the first (and probably last) time. Underneath the samples are synth sketches, heavy bass pulses, tumbling metal, high pitched ringing, hovering drones. The piece degenerates into a finale that is both hilarious and terrifying. In “Compile/Did you really have fun tonight?” (B), recordings of domestic disturbances and an informational video about violent behavior steep in a nauseating brew of chants, drones, metallic echoes, and squirming synthwork. The cameras are everywhere, pointed at you, and the images captured are an infinitely scrolling reminder: there’s nothing in there.

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you heard it 7 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 436 days ago, Dada Diogenes played Drone's On Fire/Ten Wolves End
  • 691 days ago, Sid Badguy played Drone's On Fire/Ten Wolves End
  • 691 days ago, Mance played Drone's On Fire/Ten Wolves End
  • 713 days ago, Lord Gravestench played Drone's On Fire/Ten Wolves End
  • 736 days ago, Teachers AIDS played Compile/Did You Really Have Fun Tonight?
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