Monday, 15 December 2014

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"The passion cave"
Year:    2013
Country:    US
City:    Los Angeles
Artist:     Steve Davis, Bobby Almon, Geordan White, LOB... 
Label:    4 EYES netlabel
Format:    digital
Tracks:    2
Time:    24 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise


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"Creature comforts"
Year:    2012
Country:    US
City:    Los Angeles
Artist:     Steve Davis, Bobby Almon, Geordan White, LOB... 
Label:    Brise Cul rec.
Format:   cassette
Tracks:   2
Time:    24 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise
















On the release I will be reviewing today are two tracks, called “Food” and “Clothing/Shelter/Health”. Or in other words: the basic needs of a animal/human being. "Food" has the sound of a power failure. Drone loops, sharp but not aggressive static and alarm like, reverbed, oscillating tones are giving this track the feeling like a nature disaster or storm that has just affected the suburbs of mankind. Its overall relatively calm in sound and never crossing the borders of true harsh noise, but that’s what makes this track so strong. It’s perfectly balanced and well put togheter/preformed. The other track “Clothing/Shelter/Health” follows the same path, but then again also not. The sound is a bit more aggressive and violent. It also seems to be existing out of several parts (like the title indicates). In the first part I hear distorted vocal like sounds, its hard to tell because they are mixed well with the other noise sounds. The second parts exists out of a distorted, transceiver signal, shifting in sound and shape. And the last part has a humming drone/tone, drenched in washy noise. I would describe the first track as being very eerie and ominous, while the other one is more remote. A nice combination, what makes this a short but very enjoyable release. (*NOTE = this review is from HERE ).
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"Forced morality"
Year:    2011
Country:    US
City:    Los Angeles
Artist:     Steve Davis, Bobby Almon, Geordan White, LOB... 
Label:    Love Earth Music
Format:    CD
Tracks:    9
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise















Yet another release from this prolific artist called Steve Davis aka +DOG+. I feel like +DOG+ is unironically trying to carve out his own nitch for terrible release artwork because the design on this disc is quite painful to the eyes. Yet the sound is more cohesive here and more effective than the last material I heard from the project. +DOG+ is 9 long tracks in roughly 40 minutes with styles falling into droning harsh / soft noise, or ambient noise however you’d like to phrase it. Slowly evolving tracks that are based on amp hum, feedback, or pure minimal oscillators.
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"Stay gold"
Year:    2010
Country:    US
City:    Los Angeles
Artist:     Steve Davis, Bobby Almon, Geordan White, LOB... 
Label:    Love Earth Music
Format:    CD
Tracks:    13
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise















+DOG+ started its musical career in 1998 and since then has recorded fourty releases in different formats and also in different labels, despite the majority has been made, distributed and promote by "Love Earth Music", label own of  Steve Davis, one of the band members. This "Stay gold" is the 16th album of the band and continues the same musical style like its predecessors, a kind of dense noise (sometimes even harsh noise) with all kind of experimentations with strange sounds, instruments and objects. According to some people has seen +DOG+ in concert, his live performances are a true discharge of adrenaline and energy, here below we add two youtubes you can see them.
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"Luddite revolution"
Year:    2001
Country:    US
City:    Los Angeles
Label:    Love Earth Music
Format:   CD
Tracks:   14
Time:   66 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise















Recorded in Quartz Hill, California (US) in 2000 and 2001 and released by Steve David's label "Love Earth Music" on CD format. In 2013 was released again by the netlabel "4 Eyes" on mp3 format and avaible totally free. Strictly musical the quality sound is totally lo-fi, chaotic and too much scruffy in my opinion. Another different element than other albums is the excessive presence of screams, voices and spoken words, but for those who love these kind of "weirdos" this is a perfect album.
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"Analheim"
Year:    1999
Country:    US
City:    Los Angeles
Artist:     Steve Davis, Bobby Almon, Geordan White, LOB... 
Label:    Love Earth Music
Format:    CD
Tracks:    13
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise















Recorded live at "99 Gallery" in Analheim, California (US) in 1999 with Steve and cia., but not released on mp3 format until 2006. Anyway the quality sound doesn't seem too much a live concert but almost a studio tracks. All songs were very short, no more than four minutes each one and musically was an electronic harsh noise session with other metallic and organic elements which to beat and to create more noise. No human voice at all. Despite is a live and old recording is not bad, rather fun and dynamic.
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