"BANG! BROS. is New England's premier drum-machine-prodding free-IDM super duo. On these BRAND new recordings we are treated to more than just the usual whirring/blurring of Ed Roland + Thom Simon's factory-reset drum samples. Joining the boys with shiny sax on the beach, we have Andy Allen (formerly of Guerilla Toss), leaping from the surface of these live recordings with princess' castles full of sad blue blues, and hard harsh truths. Switching lanes you're stuck in the sun pass, there's no pulling over till the tape stops.
"In recent ten years or so, there was a sort of a universal consensus in Serbia that the 1980s were a peak productivity period of sorts in the context of alternative culture production and particularly the underground music scenes. Although there are plenty of objective reasons to back this claim, one cannot underestimate an obvious reason rooted in mass psychology: the subjective emotional disassociation with the 1980s period induced by trauma of the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s.
"The above-mentioned project introduces some extracts from my phonetic diary of 2012. These extracts are phonetic exercises which have nothing to do with the semantics of language. On one hand it is comparable with desultory text writing in the spirit of the surrealist André Breton, and that instead of using one's own pencil voice. On the other hand, my actions do follow the Dadaistic principle of Raoul Hausmann : "The sound poem happens in the mouth". The phonetic poetry presented here stands on itself as a sound poem, with the sound poem belonging to the genre of poetry, of literature.
Minimal Wave haul up one of their favourite releases for reissue: Robert Lawrence and Mark Philips (Five Time Of Dust) as The Dadacomputer. Created via tape swaps over the summer of '81 between their home studios in Bristol and Cardiff and issued on their own Quick Stab label, it's more or less an archetypal minimal wave moment; drily monotone but saturated with the nattiest melodies and conducted with that inimitable mixture of playfulness and seriousness inherent to the era's underground DIY scene.