When Wire split in 1980,Bruce Gilbert and Graham Lewis became a powerhouse team, releasingmusic under aliases like 8 Time, Duet Emmo, He Said, P'O, Mzui, as wellas producing albums from folks like The The and Angela Conway.
Now I'm fucking pissedoff, seriously. I had nearly completed the review of this CD when mygoddamned machine crashed. I was describing how hateful and loathingthis disc is, how spiteful to the human condition and obsessed withanger and hatred it seems.
Delicately pakaged in abooklet of black construction paper, this release marks the first fulllength as Molasses - a collected "folk noir" group from Montreal whichincludes members of the Shalbi Effect and godspeed you black emperor!
Yet another bit ofinteresting packaging this week. The disc comes in a regular jewel casebut the booklet is the shape and approximate dimensions and a decentreplica of Can Oral's Turkish passport - equipped with US Visa andeverything.
Boyd Rice has indeedreturned to the purity of the innocent with this release. Loops andnoises live and breathe on this record, unharmed, naturally flowing,swelling and crunching in what is my favorite full-lengther from Boydfor quite some time.
Various Artists isallegedly the name of this duo of highly regarded producers who wish toremain anonymous. This limited edition CD release from FatCat featuresthe three tracks, "no. 8", "no. 8.5" and "no. 9" along with remixes ofeach by Arovane, Funkostrung, Autechre, Pole and Monolake.
Alas, the final installment of the 20 minutes to 2000 series from
Germany's Raster-Noton label. ELpH (a.k.a. Coil) constructs the
December issue, the most interesting and least minimal bit from the
What is it with theJapanese and their interest in releasing different music in differentcountries? More annoying than them goddamned European two parts, thisremix EP has three different versions, three different tracklistings,yet one's released in Japan, one in Europe and one in North America.
Ally Sheedy has grown up,
old, and nasty. This movie, about "making it" in the photography biz
has got a plot full of holes and a cast of characters without purpose.
Quite similar to The Ice Storm, you don't like anybody in the movie and
it's hard to sympathize, everyone ends up miserable and they deserve