Mattin – “Exquisite Corpse” – [Azul Discografica]
Max Level 1/31/2012 12-inch, A Library
Just so you know, I saw a review online that called this “one of the most unlistenable records ever.” Here’s the deal: Anarchist punk improvising artist noisemaker Mattin (Basque by birth but now a troublemaking citizen of the whole damned world) wrote a batch of extreme, socially conscious, the-world-is-fucked lyrics and recorded them in his jabbering nonsense of a voice. Then he enlisted three musicians (guitar/piano, bass, and drums) to come up with backing music, giving them exactly three minutes per song to do whatever they wanted and only one take to get each song right. And oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention that none of the players ever heard the others or even the vocals; they had the lyrics for inspiration and that’s all. They had no idea what the vocals sounded like or how the other musicians were dealing with key, tempo, or style. Not that it mattered. Mattin piled the parts one on top of another and called it a mix. Boom, done. It sounds pretty much like you would expect it to, all loud chaos and sharp-edged randomness, making absolutely no sense. I enjoyed this record in spite of it being completely unlistenable.
you heard it 15 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 2305 days ago, Arcanum played Pretentious
- 2315 days ago, Naysayer played Reveal The Structure: Exquisite Corpse
- 2337 days ago, Arcanum played Diaries In Exile
- 2776 days ago, Max Level played New World Order
- 3713 days ago, Max Level played The Most Abject Form of Authorship
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Most Unlistenable -- ditto on my review this week! https://www.google.com/search?q=stalaggh
the Review Lords punish us for our sins!!