Reviewed by Sam (tesselate.me.uk)
Speedranch returns after his "making orange things" release with Venetian Snares, but this time Mr Jansky Noise joins him. Im sure "Migrate" is going to be one onslaught of a cd, especially with them two maniacs behind it.
This review is gonna be a bit different to usual, because of the HUGE tracknames, (check out track 13). Ok in we dive :
"BRU TWO BRANDY AFEW CUTHBERT DRIBBLE PUB"
A scary tingly hissy bombdive into the mind of an evil childrens toy. Watch in awe as it tracks its victims across the bedroom. Spooky.
"STRINGFELLOW HAWKE A56-7W (CLASSIFIED)"
Scary one this. Seems to be live recordings from a nightmare of Stringfellow Hawke (remember he was the pilot in Airwolf), he must have had a few when he in 'nam.
Reverby pipe samples and a hectic gassy bassline with just a touch of helicopter rotor. Wicked stuff.
"EVERY MAN IS AT LEAST SOMEWHAT MORE COMPLICATED THAN HE APPEARS"
Thousands of screaming robots being sent to the processing plant, surrounded by electronic mammoth tigers that roar commands to them.Finally satans fairground pipes into action, only to be ceased by a powercut. Insanity.
Chaos. Just imagine sitting aboard a huge trainrocket, bombdiving into the suns surface, u got this right here. Damn fine.
"I WAS MADE FOR LOVING YOU BABY"
Trapped inside a huge radio, you battle against the tuning dial as it arcs beams of electric towards you. The only rest you have is when it finds a station. Metallic, echoey, booming, bassline, beepy craziness. Re e commended.
"THERE ARE QUESTIONS WE DON'T EVEN KNOW TO ASK OF YET"
Floating under the surface of the water, take a peek at the alien landscape. Frogs made of static click away from the poolside, massive chords strike gaining volume, hissing into your mind. Volcanoes explode littering the ground with feedback, and bubbles of distortion explode. Listen.
"CHRIS SIEVY HAS A BIG PLASTIC OR CARDBOARD HEAD"
Well, it seems that Chris Sievy is some kind of scarecrow or maybe a robot. If this is his theme tune, then I worry for his sanity. Imagine a gargantuan drill pressing against your face, then imagine bigger, as it pummels your face you grimace, but it keeps coming back for more. Distortion and feedback goodness. Check it.
" LOVE, EXCITING AND NEW COME ABOARD, WE'RE EXPECTING YOU. LOVE, LIFE'S SWEETEST REWARD. LET IT FLOW, IT FLOATS BACK TO YOU. THE LOVE BOAT WILL SOON BE MAKING ANOTHER RUN, THE LOVE BOAT PROMISES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, SET A COURSE FOR ADVENTURE, YOUR MIND ON A NEW ROMANCE. LOVE WON'T HURT ANYMORE, IT'S AN OPEN SMILE ON A FRIENDLY SHORE. YES LOVE! IT'S LOVE! THE LOVE BOAT SOON WILL BE MAKING ANOTHER RUN. THE LOVE BOAT PROMISES SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, SET A COURSE FOR ADVENTURE, YOUR MIND ON A NEW ROMANCE. LOVE WON'T HURT ANYMORE, IT'S AN OPEN SMILE ON A FRIENDLY SHORE. IT'S LOVE! IT'S LOVE! IT'S LOVE! IT'S THE LOVE BOAT-AH! IT'S THE LOVE BOAT-AH! (RECORDED ONBOARD THE LOVE BOAT WITH THE KITCHEN STAFF)"
This track title has been put forward for a world record attempt.
AHHh jesus my ears....something screams at you barking out orders, but its far too disorted to recognise. Shoirt track this, but worth it for the madness.
"THE TRUTH ABOUT HUMAN POTATO MASHERS"
"On your last trip, did you discover what the earth people eat? [laughter]
"They eat a great many of these,[laughter] they peel them with their metal knives [laughter] boil them for twenty of their minutes, them they smash them all to bits [laughter][laughter] they are clearly a most primitive people [laughter][laughter][laughter][laughter][laughter] FOR MASH GET SMASH.......
hehe fuckin wicked.
Speedranch / Jansky Noise - Migrate is utter maniaccentrail, full of distortion, feedback and manged samples.
You may think chaos doesnt work, but here it does, just make sure that the volume isnt to high if you are listening via headphones, else it's liquid brain time. Recommended
- Shitmat - Full English Breakfest Vol.3
- Shitmat - Full English Breakfest Vol.1
- Various - The Sacred Symbols Of Mu
- Venetian Snares - Meathole
- Luke Vibert - Lover's Acid
- Frog Pocket - Gonglot
- Phthalocyanine - No One Said You Didn't
- Various - Amµnition
- Electronic Music Composer - Abandon Music
- The Gasman - The Grand Electric Palace Of Variety
- Chevron - Everything's Exactly The Same
- Julian Fane - Special Forces
- Kid Spatula - Meast
- Shitmat - Killababylonkutz
- Venetian Snares - Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding
- Datach'i - Mmale And Ffemale
- edIT - Crying Over Pros For No Reason
- Remarc - Unreleased Dubs '94-'96
- Remarc - Sound Murderer
- Urban Myth & Steve Beresford - Live At The Friends Meeting House
- dDamage - Radio Ape
- OOO - Upon Cycles
- Venetian Snares - The Chocolate Wheelchair Album
- The Gasman - Remedial