- Various Artists
- Khyber Compilation
- (Self Released)
- Halifax, NS
From the steady doggin’ it of Aaron Levin:
Halifax’s premier fringe-art playhouse has pulled together a mammoth compilation capturing the recent wave of do-it-with-everyone artists roaming the Haligonian landscape. Where other cities devolve into scene sectarianism, Halifax bursts with cross-genre vigor, laying the streetwork for steadfast artifacts like the Khyber Compilation. Similar in spirit to the Emergency Room comp., Khyber wins for the sheer spread of pressure-waves; from the red-lined raw-fi of Fuck Montreal to the casio-blown R&B of Pastoralia, it seems that every buckeyed freak managed to explode with colour beneath the Khyber’s magnificent arches. Includes many new-jacks to the scene, too! Proceeds from the tape go to future renovations at the Khyber. Bands included: Cousins, Soaking Up Jagged, Fresh Flesh, Special Noise, Cactus Flower, It Kills, Secret Colours, Fuck Montreal, DUZHEKNEW, Bloodhouse, Trash Heap, Play Guitar, Mean Wind, Bad Vibrations, Datacave, CROSSS, Catbag, The Rhythm Method, and Pastoralia.