Boom Music Reviews
A:POD are one of those bands who appropriate so many diverse genres of
music into their repertoire that they defy classification. The vocal work
is a cross between the hostility of Punk and the urban rhetoric of Hip-Hop.
The lyrical content is political, nonsensical, rhythmical and purely instrumental.
The barrage of sounds, ideas, and random lexicon stagger the mind. Musically,
electronics are used for the core of the composition, most specifically,
percussion of all shapes and forms. Random guitar fuzz and keyboard warbles
sever into the mix like a catastrophic auto accident. "A Product
of Discord" explain this album in a way I never could. :a~POD pillage
and ransack modern musical culture for their own nefarious purposes that
never become stagnant.
A:POD Split - HO-001
Massive Record source
3 prefuse 73-esque headnod hip hop heavy breakcore styled tracks from
shift(aka target market reseach of history of the future fame) on the
a side.flip to the b side for more dirty hip hop styled breakcore and
one downtempo cut reminscent of amon tobin.new experimental goodness from
Noisebrothel - Toolbox
Review By -J. Krause –
History Of The Future
Noisebrothel is just the joint for a
certain type of listener out there. A certain type of out there listener.
One who’s looking for something to get ‘em tingling in both
body and mind. It’s just the joint.
But it’s not “just the joint” that’s making you
so flushed and sweath, soooo eager to grind and shake it, baby! It’s
the way The Jealous Jester licks his lyrical lips, teasing you with the
hypnotic verse he whispers with a confidence and force unheard of when
you knew him in A:POD.
And what’s that behind him? The throbbing and bouncing thing he’s
riding? You can feel it and it’s driving you crazy! It’s the
beats and bass of Shift aka Target Market Research. You admired his musical
prowess firsthand when you grabbed his 12” on the History of the
futurE label, then shivered from the sweet quickie he gave you at the
Peace Off! Kamikaze Club.
Now the duo are available and all yours for the evening’s entertainment.
Need I say that the increased potency of taking these two on at the same
time will lift you to higher levels of pleasure than you’ve ever
TRAXX MAGAZINE (FR)
A:POD / NOISEBROTHEL » (Toolbox Records)
Les rythmiques du hip-hop de sous-sol de Jealous Jester (accompagné
de Shift dans le cadre du projet Noisebrothel) se brûlent les ailes
sur les façades aveuglantes des tours de Babel économique
qui poussent en surface. Compositions aux couteaux pour un final en noir
et lumière, Jealous marche sur les braises du dernier Dälek,
ramassant les carcasses de guitares électrifiées pour en
faire des barricades. Corps brûlants et voix habitées, le
duo hante les fréquences hertziennes et les lignes numériques,
martyrise les rythmiques hip-hop dans une surenchère de filtres
parasites. Litanie obsédante et fragile, ambiances sombres et spirituelles,
un univers aux résonances lourdes rappelant certaines production
Raw, experimental hip-hop. Freestyle vocals, dub production
techniques, and a lo-fi vibe that favors emotion and urgency over the
glossed and sterilized sound that is so common these days. Fans of Company
Flow, New Kingdom, Old Dirty Bastard, Dalek and Techno Animal/ICE will
surely enjoy this collection of chaotic, funky soundscapes and brilliantly
futurE -- History of the futurE
The raw approach of Black Pudding's hip-hop wasn't developed by looking
over their shoulder to check on what all the other producers are doing.
In their sci-fi world, everything's inverted: you whisper from the basement
to your brother upstairs, but shout your tonsils out at the fella sitting
across the table. A spin of this record invites every off-center cartoon
villain in a three-mile radius over for a game of strip poker in your
brain. These tapes must have been in a box that fell off the moving van
when Wordsound/Black Hoodz relocated from Brooklyn. Once you finderz,
you'll want to keeperz
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