today seems like a day to be drunk in the bath with hookers and blow

But the bathtub isn´t in the backyard, and it feels like it should be.

Walking through town last night I saw an advertising hoarding featuring All Blacks which said ¨tackling child poverty¨ and I was all like ¨Whoa! NZ is dealing with it´s child poverty in a real high profile way! Cultural watershed!¨ and then google says it is a Save the Children thing in general rather than an NZ thing and I was like oh I guess I was drunk.

If anyone wants to help me move the bathtub into the backyard, let me know. The landlord is away. It´s the ideal time to modify the place. Fait accompli fashion.

Oh yeah and if you like music at all you should check out MUTANT SOUNDS because it really needs to be seen to be believed and they probably have in some sense something for everyone. Old obscure demented sounding albums, with download links.

Albums get reviews like ¨Simultaneously gristly and smurfy, Neue Krankenscheine’s candy coated lo-fi synthpunk blare is a can’t-miss combination of strafed Martin Rev pulse and impish Der Plan-like dada synthiness. A high water mark of Neue Deutsche Welle tape culture. ¨


¨Both profound and profoundly jaw dropping, the esoteric moves of this massively rare and insanely obscure 300 copy Japanese marvel have until now remained the sole preserve of a handful of heavyweight collectors. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag on this one. The dankly cavernous and unsettling acid maneuvers of Dome circa their first three LP’s (though absent vocals) are the nearest antecedent I can summon for the principal thrust of the sound here. So too, there’s a ritualistic dimension to this stuff thats also a bit suggestive of something like Vasilisk or The Hybryds, though the arcane initiatory atmosphere here is far more penetrating that anything I’ve heard either of those two muster. Combine that with a Johan Hedran-like overlay of wafting, heat-warped systemic electronics and your at least in the general neighborhood, but these are only indicators pointing toward the occult sonic universe that The Mask Of The Imperial Family are enacting here. ¨


A big slithering Smegmatic pile of stroboscopic psychedelic entrails that sounds like it was yanked wholesale from the cartoon carcass of the L.A. Free Music Society, courtesy of this Blazen Y Sharp and Blazen, Sharp & Gerber-affiliated combo (their work to be found elsewhere on MS), with a sound not at all far from Solid Eye at their most densely deformed and taffy stretched.¨

Well, I´m going slow-download-crazy.

2 Responses to “today seems like a day to be drunk in the bath with hookers and blow”

  1.   Pearce
    October 18th, 2008 | 2:50 pm

    Why the back yard?

  2.   Administrator
    October 18th, 2008 | 4:23 pm

    To enable being drunk in the bath with hookers and blow in the sun.