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Barrikad – “We Make Nihilists Smile Again” – [Phage Tapes]

Thurston Hunger   8/28/2011   A Library, CD

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Per Strom out of Sweden as Barrikad, delivers 3 experi-noise
collaborations. “Black Hammers” keeps an industrial hum,
the underlying overseer of some dismal factory, watching over
as arc-welders and risk-climbers assemble in a very unsafe
factory. At about 15.5 minutes in (of this 19 minute track)
most of the workers have succumbed, and pulleys still run,
and gears decay, even those are vanquished and the boss
drone remains, possibly watching an old muffled TV show.
“Governmentality” follows, more factory feel, this time
bomber planes are being created by some advanced popcorn
technique. At 4.5 minutes in, the backwards masked man
appears, he gives orders or reads a phonebook for about
6 minutes, the popcorn bomber production unfazed. Progress
is achieved? Only to encounter “Destroy, Destroy, Destroy”
this is not an official factory, instead an abandoned
warehouse, the din more harsh now as the revolution is
launched. Corrugated metals are heat-wiped out. Whiter
noise takes over, an electronic blizzard. It will not
end pretty. It will just end.

-Thurston Hunger

you heard it 14 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 725 days ago, Muad dib played Black Hammers - Collaboration W Kriminaaliset Metsanhaltijat
  • 1608 days ago, Muad dib played Black Hammers - Collaboration W Kriminaaliset Metsanhaltijat
  • 1871 days ago, Muad dib played Black Hammers - Collaboration W Kriminaaliset Metsanhaltijat
  • 3051 days ago, abacus finch played Governmentality - Collaboration With Fear Konstruktor
  • 3064 days ago, abacus finch played Destroy, Destroy, Destroy - Collaboration W Government Alpha
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