Bongoleeros/Fckn’Bstrds – Split

This is a split CDR, Bongoleeros are first with a single track clocking in at 20 minutes. “Skullface and Doggin Live At Denton Res,” is a low-fi clattering of noise guitar, raw distortions, synth, samples, odd electronics, cut up segments, percussive tones and what I think are also regular vocals in addition to the samples. It’s spastic mess of sounds that jerks in a new direction every half minute or so while still maintaining the overall sound, largely because of the live recording and the distortion range. This track bugged me for the first 5 minutes or so, but I ended up not minding it in the end. It’s a mish mash of sounds that builds a chaos and a playfulness at the same time… like a toy factory burning down… or something. Fckn’bstrds is up next with two tracks. “The Best of Dutch POP Groups” is a disjointed combination of cheap electronics, manic screams, and mid range distortions. It comes across like a tantrum more than anything and given that it’s over 15 minutes long became rather trying by the end. This approach can be interesting, but I prefer it in shorter doses as this remained relatively consistent in the sounds, long after its point had been made. “Wildberries Wildweddingday,” is a brief track to close the disc, of weird chants, zombie moans and tribal percussion. I don’t know what to say about this. I found some of it enjoyable, but it’s a style I don’t personally find all that engaging. If you favor that stuck in traffic, blood pressure raising, I’m getting a headache feel to your noise maybe you’ll like this more than I did. – Scott

~ by scottsplatter on January 4, 2009.

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