Album Review

Pod Blotz – “Swamp Command, The” – [Fish Pies]

abacus   8/1/2012   12-inch, A Library

A dripping, disfigured phantom creeps out of mutant swamp caverns in this brain-bent noisescape from mad scientists Loachfillet and Froth Fingers; (supposedly some of the Caroliner dementia flows in the veins of this project, but who knows…) Pipe organ tweakery echoes through chambers, bouncing off warped stalactites and awakening the myriad deformities that lurk in the depths. Sludgy not in the heavy sense, but like trudging through thick ooze; noisy not in the abrasive sense, but like a circus of broken circuitry with phrenetic radio signals and acid-arcade chaos alike. Parts reek of toxic trash while others taste like metallic mud…with some cotton candy fiberglass thrown in. Rabid seagulls feeding on dancing mollusks, clown-bot convention in a freeway tunnel with the phantom playing the soundtrack, peaking on a broken fairground roller-coaster to nowhere. Recorded 2006, debut vinyl release.

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