Sunday, 13 August 2017

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THORIVOS + EVIL MOISTURE
"split"
Year:    2017
Label:  Coherent states
Format:    CD, cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    26 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Experimental









Andy Bolus (UK) is a special case of a multidisciplinary artist, the aural part of which presents an extensive discography and hundreds of live concerts under the Evil Moisture moniker. Superficialy, there is always this specific harsh essence that he creates either as Evil Moisture or Olympic Shit Man (along with Mark Durgan), but deeper inside "Abnormal loves in School Of Meat Cutting", a psychedelic concrete cave noise takes hold. An amazing atmosphere of sound in the vein of a small basement gig, the length of a repetitive painstaking rough composition and the harshness of his school of meat cutting aesthetics. Unmissable. Dimitris Thorivos (GR) closed up the record store of Soundcore Records in Exarchia and redefined the potential of non-boundaries as the trigger for undisguised noise in Paris. In France he was consumed by methodical cut ups and the twisting up of snobbery through noise. Thorivos' audible stigma is a spontaneous and on-the-spot harsh noise, which he devoutly realizes in the "Anarchoacousmatic Tic" side of the split. As is probably obvious when listening to the two large pieces of the split, Andy and Dimitris, two totally like-minded artists, offer their best and give away some very specific emotions to that very specific audience that will not even bother reading this text.
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PANICSVILLE + EVIL MOISTURE
"untitled"
Year:    2016
Label:    Nihilist
Format:    LP
Tracks:    6
Time:    37 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Experimental



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"eel contamination"
Year:    2015
Country:    France
City:    Paris
Label:    Fag Tapes
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Musique Concrète







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HANATARASH + EVIL MOISTURE
"fatanarchy on airtube"
Year:    2006
Label:    Tochnit Aleph
Format:    CD
Tracks:    35
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Experimental



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"killer nuts"
Year:    2004
Label:    Deco
Format:    CD
Tracks:    24
Time:    26 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Abstract            Noise












With 24 tracks lasting a total of 22 minutes, Killer Nuts is Tom And Jerry for the malfunctioning Playstation generation. Think Carl Stalling's soundtracks for the aforesaid cartoon or John Zorn thrash miniatures with Naked City. If such references are a little too last decade then fast forward to the more recent man of the moment, Akufen and his microsampling technique, except that Evil Moisture isn't doing the neo-disco thing. He appears to be more interested in the Farmers Manual or V/VM end of the market. Modern life undoubtedly flickers past at an ever accelerating speed. Killer Nuts may be, deliberately or otherwise, building upon the heritage of the "Commercial Album" (1980) which saw The Residents produce 40 one minute pop songs in smirking recognition of the disposability of popular culture. "Evil Moisture" crams in pop culture samples (exclamations, familiar chords, advert jingles, etc.) more tightly than the average sardine in a tin. Some of these snatches are lifted straight, some obliterated, some hang limply off the lip of the proverbial table as if they've given up the will to live. A trawl of the web dredges up an Evil Moisture website called Doomation that looks like somebody's proud web design work circa 1995. Its main purpose appears to be to show off the Frankenstein-like assemblages made from discarded toys and cheap sound tools. Very reminiscent of the unpleasant neighbour in Toy Story 1. "The Microsoft Sound (Pentium 999)" is a rather satisfying smear of white noise launched by an all too familiar system sound. "It's All Wrong": 57 seconds of the disco classic "Alright, All Night" interspersed with clanks, bangs and roars. Killer Nuts isn't astonishingly original, but it may be useful for cleansing the palate just before settling down to listen to your favourite Mozart opera. Maybe. And it's a lot of fun in a cheap, tacky, 'damn I thought I'd thrown that thing out years ago' sort of a way (*Review by Colin Butimer ).
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"blood sauce"
Year:    2001
Country:    France
Label:    Tochnit Aleph
Format:    CD
Tracks:    1
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise



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"draculina princess stomach gas"
Year:    2000
Country:    France
Label:    Starlight Furniture Co.
Format:    CD
Tracks:    1
Time:    27 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Experimental








Andy Bolus (Evil Moisture) recorded his debut album in 1991 entitled "cartopsy" and since then he has recorded a lot works more or less similar in the sense of mix different styles (harsh noise, experimental, tapes manipulation, sound collage, musique concrète, etc.) getting that particular sound which can to remind: chaos, disorder, etc. Sadly is quite difficult to get or to buy many Evil Moisture releases, cause they made mostly in ultra-limited series. But in this blog we want to collect little by little his long discography. Enjoy it
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"earless childbirth"
Year:    2000
Country:    France
City:    Paris
Label:    Starlight Furniture
Format:    CD
Tracks:    3
Time:    34 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Experimental





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"creem lube romantic storage system"
Year:    1996
Country:    France
Label:    Banned Prod.
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise





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