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21st July 2014

 Wintermute versus Skynet

Featuring:

Jahiliyya Fields & Rrose

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The singularity is already here, it is just unevenly distributed.

We sense it in the smell of burnt ozone and transcendence of the flesh through the flesh that pervades the metal box of Rrose’s The Stare. This is the future sound of pistons pumping in the night of a xeno-formed Earth, as the cattle train approaches City 17.

Rrose – The Stare

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We sense it in the fractal gallop of Jahiliyya Fields’ Watermark. Gaze with us into the surface of an ocean of data, past the normally distributed errors of a billion billion informational processes, pattern-recognise the envelope of a growingly coherent conscience, as it dances in the dark-web.

Jahiliyya Fields – Water Breaker

You can purchase Rrose’s Monad XVI here, and Jahiliyya Fields’ here.

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18th July 2014

The Other Jungle

Featuring:

German Army

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German Army are back.  Oh happy days.

German Army are back.  Bringing with them those tape delayed vocals.  Those drum machines on the verge of oscillating themselves into a heap of splintered circuits.  Those synth washes that speak in the words of confused androids, gazing on a leather clad world of indifference (like that version of The Terminator from 1960 starring Alain Delon).  That reassuring bass guitar, sitting under it all and holding the whole thing together.

Stone Walls is one of those moments when German Army concentrate their fearsome power through the lens of pop.  That they bring with them part of the indistinct darkness from the rest of the album just makes the whole thing more unsettling.  Like being greeted with a forceful rictus and a handshake dripping blood.  Which is, I suppose, a mildly preferable scenario to the head-shrinking, unknowable horror they’re capable of conjuring.  Personally, I love them either way.

German Army – Stone Walls

Stone Walls is taken from the album Jivaro Witnesses which is available on Burka For Everybody right here for digital and here for physical.

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  1. “that version of The Terminator from 1960 starring Alain Delon” lol.


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16th July 2014

Everywhere you look in the city there are shrines

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(photograph is So long ago I left it in the dust by Fritsch)

These are hymns for urban-grey pyramids. Everywhere you look in the city there are shrines.

Though moments of trascendentalism in the urban experience are rare, they can be achieved with a decent pair of headphones and an active imagination.

The sound in your ears should be built out of the textures of the landscape.

Breeze-block guitars. Drums that shuffle like footsteps.

Threes and Will – Sea Fourth

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Kneel before the appropriate icons and offer prayers and tiny bundles of paracetamol and food.

Buy Sea Fourth from Bandcamp

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