Review: Fair enough, you might not have expected Beau Wanzer on Jealous God, but you sure have him now! While the US producer's particular brand of techno might be a little rawer than some of the label's previous outings, his sense of comical dread makes for the perfect catalogue addition. This is Wanzer's first LP outside of his own label, and it is perhaps the artist's most diverse and accomplished piece of rotter-techno just yet! Each track has his own devious vocals at the core, shape-shifting like demons on crack across both "Speaker Sisters" and "Kipper Hunks". "He Pushes Meals" offers a dystopian vision of techno, all sleepy and acid-flavoured, "while Shitty Cough 17" unleashes one of the most noxious, deranged blizzards of bass that we've heard all year, followed sublimely by the off-kilter shrieks and twists of "In One Ear" and "Cave Mace". Highly recommended.
La Conoci En Un Concierto De Esplendor Geometrico (3:45)
Europe Is Dead (feat Ana Curra) (6:15)
Valencia Ist Gefahrlich (3:16)
L'enigmatic Martell De Ned Ludd (1:43)
121 Xemeneies (feat Hugo Mas) (7:29)
Aquesta Rave Es Una Merda (5:00)
Review: We Are Not Brothers are an electronic music band from the post-industrial, anarchist and revolutionary town of Alcoi, Pais Valencia - formed in 2006. Comprised of Blai Antoni Vano, Damia Llorens Pico, Francisco Sancho Blanquer and Rafeta, this is (like the name suggests) their third full length release. They borrow respectfully from fellow Spanish legends like Geometrico Esplendor (who they've supported live: as heard on opening cut "La Conoci En Un Concierto De Esplendor Geometrico" while sounding like contemporaries such as The Horrorist or Vatican Shadow. It's a fairly fierce and abrasive affair, featuring layers of contorted and textured greyscale electronics, plus violent vocal styles. Just check some of the titles - "Europe Is Dead" a pummeling riot ready anthem featuring Spanish scene heroine Ana Curra) or the seething "121 Xemeneies" (feat Hugo Mas).
Review: Few acts did more to champion the sound of "extreme noise" than Whitehouse between 1980 and 2009. They famously first set their stall out with debut album "Total Sex", a controversial set whose cover artwork fell foul of censorship due to its explicit content. That artwork has been restored on this first CD reissue since 1994. The music remains gloriously odd, out there and mind altering, offering a drowsy and trippy blend of unsettling electronics, barely audible vocals, hissing noise and modular synthesizer sounds so intense and druggy that they may well be capable of inducing freaky hallucinations. If you don't yet own a copy, grab one of these before they're gone.