On a primordial sea that stretches into the searing magenta horizon of the world’s end, a galleon constructed from the bones of nameless creatures long forgotten glides aimlessly, at times towards the apocalypse skyline and sometimes towards the distant mountain ranges of forbidden countries. From the cargo bay of this vast deathly freighter, Oneohtrix Point Never operate their lo-fi label of epic medieval robot & molten lava music – Point Never.
Infinity Window hail from a time before the big bang, when everything was just dust slowly merging into a particle storm that would then spark existence in a supernova crescendo of infinite swirling light, the beginning of something endless and beyond understanding. With every vibrating oscillatory gesture of the synths, new worlds are formed and destroyed.
At the end of the world, after dropping off the edge of the ocean, a miasmic plain of magenta pierces its way into your screaming soul and slick black tendrils snake around your limbs pulling you into a burning light of sinister warmth where all knowledge is bestowed upon you via your third eye before your grand cosmic death.
Lo-fi label no.2, Psychic Malmö, weave searing/serene krautrock 2.O across humble cdrs. Newly released and self-titled Smycken album, goes down the serene route via an underwater system of connected caves where crystals embedded in the lichen covered rocks resonate a sound so pure and regally avant garde. “Waterworld” flays the skin of Manuel Göttsching across a backdrop of a blue and black battleground to later be used as a macabre flag waving atop a crumbling enemy fortress.
In keeping with the universal drone of Point Never and Psychic Malmö, we continue to that by now over-subscribed boarded up house in the dark woods, the one that Steve Moore splattered oily demon’s blood across and CFCF graffitied obscene images of sexually perverted synths writhing in some ancient Mayan dance routine. For Volume 4 the guys from Anticon pay a visit, bringing with them a slashed up swaggering schizo mix by Subtle, a doom-electro mix by Telefon Tel Aviv and Odd Nosdam’s field recording of a building being demolished by the soundsystem of the death metal club residing in the basement. The pick of the bunch for 2OJFG’s ears is the reworking from Lucky Dragons.
Lucky Dragons pull Klaus Schulze’s synths backwards through a vacuum of mirrors, then they prey silence for the coming of the vocoder-overlord before a procession of Swarovski drummer-boys dressed as Clockwork Orange droogs stride past in a pulsing fanfare of dazzling violence.
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One of the 20JFG crew shall be playing a few records at the Top Nice Late Night Special on Friday, you should come as it’s going to be totally awesome.