Album Review

DJ Female Convict Scorpion – “Clash-Ups III” – [Self Released]

surferrosa   5/9/2012   A Library, CD

This must be what it feels like to be possessed or have multiple personalities or be diagnosed with really severe ADHD… DJ Female Convict Scorpion uses only a turntable and sampler to concoct this unpredictable potion of beats, blowing horns, clapping hands,fluttering flutes, piano lines, oscillations, feedback and god knows what else. Heavy usage of vocal samples here, whether its people speaking, children caroling or weird, creepy tid bits of somebody singing (most notably found on tracks 4 and 6). These mixes are super stoney and generally demented. At times this sounds like some kind of fucked up orchestra of televisions turned onto different stations blaring out all at once. This eerie stuff pokes, prods and never fails to throw a curveball. Track titles seem to allude to the sort of samplage you’ll be hearing on each piece, so make note. Segues are naturally super clean, this whole album plays like one long, nasty, late night mix. So go ahead and let a few of these tracks track, just as they were meant to. Now who put this lsd in my oatmeal? -Surfer Rosa

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