Tag: noise punk

New Canadiana :: GNATS – To the Hands of Heathens

GNTAS - To the Hands of Heathens

Gnats’ layered noise-punk is a musical punch in the face, wrenching listeners into a frenzy of flailing instrumentation. The chaos is held in check by snare blasts through the storm of distortion, a swarm of unconventional musical runs with a logic of its own. As a necessary element of the music instead of mere ornamentation, the noise take precedence as it gains its own melodic nature. This forms a complex composition revealed through the sonic commotion.

Le bruitisme punk de Gnats est un coup de poing musical dans la face; il déchire les auditeurs dans une frénésie instrumentale déboitée. Le chaos est contenu par des pièges à souffles au travers d’un orage de distortion, un essaim de musique non conventionnelle s’envolant avec une logique qui lui est propre. En tant qu’élément nécessaire à la musique plutôt que simple ornement, le bruit prédomine et nous démontre sa propre nature mélodique. Ceci forme une composition complexe, révélée dans cette commotion sonore.


GNATS – Coffinwood


GNATS – …to the Hands of the Hopeful

New Canadiana :: John Milner You’re So Boss – 7″

John Milner You're So Boss - 7"
Convenience stores emit sounds so high pitched that adults can’t hear to ward off young people from loitering (what we used to call “hanging out”). Reverse this hypothesis and lo, a sound that shakes soil and loam to drag up undergrounders from the deep who can dance with their eyes closed. Metal gates creak open in Sodom to welcome those shunned from the sidewalks and we fall, tripping over cracks. This overtly rude foursome can’t help but glue together weirdos and fun-boys, calling the rest of us a bunch of Taquito-eating old folks. If you think you’ve got it on the wrong speed, it’s right.

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John Milner You’re So Boss – Side A [Excerpt - Study Service, Meat Shits, Gr3, Wide Mart, Hope Void]

New Canadiana :: AIDS Wolf – Ma vie banale avant-garde

AIDS Wolf - Ma vie banale avant-garde
Recorded in Calvin Johnson’s Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia, WA, Canada’s most progressively potent gang of art-damaged grumps have created what could be their masterwork. After years of touring Rollins style and unleashing countless slabs upon the mound, AIDS Wolf have pared it down to the bare wires pulsing and robbing us of the horizon. Chloe Lum’s vocals are louder than ever, yet processed in robotic jabs to the eardrums, playful, violent, while Alex Moskos floats and meanders through a valley of oozing moans, all on top of the unrelenting smash provided by Yannick Desranleau. Every time they get into the studio they take it out to the left field for another round of “how insane am I/how insane is the world”, barefoot and lost. Finding new meanings inside the sullen husks of human interaction, focused on the future and destroying the past relatives we had known. Repetition. Repeater. Realized. Where do we go from here?

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AIDS Wolf – Pop a Candy Drop

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AIDS Wolf – Despair Ritual

New Canadiana :: Puke Eyes – Puke Eyes

Red Masstermind Choyce delivers a triple-gulp of pavement pizza with wildman drummer Edouard Laroque on this abdominal assault of improv-psych splatter. Whether tearing into chainsaw riffs or veering into a nomadic void, Satan’s van never stops a-rockin’. As a clincher, “Museum of Death” hands the megaphone to gonzo poet Richard Ritalin for a tale of ritual evil à la “The Gift.” Beurk!

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Puke Eyes – I Think It’s Human

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Puke Eyes – Museum of Death

New Canadiana :: Shearing Pinx – Night Danger

As a relic from the triumvirate evenings of dual guitar destruction, Night Danger contains the last recordings Shearing Pinx conjured within their triplicate state. Gripping the mic for the first time, Erin Ward obliterates all previous associations and takes “Sufferer” to a new level of avant-gothery. They further circumvent every convention with “Play Nice”, assailing a burnt blues jam into thirteen minutes of distorted twilight and chromatic space. Weaving within the trio’s high-level riffery and abject tonal assault, Night Danger uniquely steals this very special space within Canada’s creative cosmos. Posthaste grippage.

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Shearing Pinx -Sufferer

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Shearing Pinx – Play Nice

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Shearing Pinx – Trip Gamma

New Canadiana :: The Ether – Dead Scene Politics b/w 96 Tears

With infinite drones of granular noise, The Ether dismantle ? and the Mysterians “96 Tears” into blissful nihilism. It’s the perfect trajectory for the moodier garage-punk of the 21st century: manic threads of derisive tone, painful hollaramas, and the burnt guitar leads of a desolate future. The Ether remain a vision into an apocalyptic groove transcending metaphysical mediums in sinusoidal abandon. Get sicc with it.

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The Ether – 96 Tears

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The Ether – Dead Scene Politics

New Canadiana :: Shearing Pinx – Void White

Wrapped in the searing red-line of low-end distortion, the dualic Pinx are entombed for the first time on polyvinyl. Even as a duo, the cavernous cacophony of their sinusoids are preserved; null waves of guitar shreddery percolate every trough and groove while a pounding machine gun fires upon skin-covered cylinders into adjective-oblivion. “Dired-Out” captures their corse ritual with precise dignity, offering two minutes of harsh improv before descending into a swinging western narrative with droning vocals and pulsating guitar rhythms, ushering our frayed minds into a static groove. They. Just. Won’t. Stop. VOID GRIP.

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Shearing Pinx – Magnolia’s Tomb

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Shearing Pinx – Dried-Out

New Canadiana :: N.213 – FXGGXTRY

Nic Hughes is as close as Vancouver’s underground scene has to royalty, something even a cursory glance at the staggering number of releases on his Isolated Now Waves label lends undeniable credence to. Never content to rest on such laurels, Hughes continues to produce great art at a pace few could muster (let alone match), and his solo project N.213’s latest, FXGGXTRY, proves his merit yet again. While undeniable tapped from a similar vein as his work with Shearing Pinx, this cassette manages to deviate and define itself as a more personal and introspective work without all of that singer-songwriter bullshit that usually follows such descriptors. Soaked in anger (or anguish?), barrages of spastic, massive guitars slide sinew-tight over each other before slamming up against noisy rumbles of sound collage hum and restrained, unworldly instrumentals. To top it off, Hughes’ inimitable vocals continue to put reverb-fetishists everywhere to shame. There’s an ominous feeling to the whole record as if some strange current runs through its every connection, a basement tape concept album in denial. To put it simply? FXGGXTRY is the best N.213 release to date.

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N.213 – Forgiveness

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N.213 – Breather

New Canadiana :: Metz – Negative Space

Metz
Negative Space
(We Are Busy Bodies)
::web/sounds::


From the megative zpace of James Goddard:
Negative Space‘s blistering, all-offense Punk’n’Grunge proudly pushes Metz’s noise crusade forward. Opening with a series of carefully timed guitar shrieks – like a call to the ramparts of the pre-medieval French city with which they share their name – and continuing with relentless drumming, six-stringed wizardry, Constantinian vocals, and what might be the auditory equivalent of burning oil, the cuts on this gorgeously coloured vinyl are taking no names as they storm your aural countryside. This is the last of their three 7″ opening salvo, get in on the ground floor.

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Metz – Automat

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Metz – Negative Space

New Canadiana :: Shearing Pinx – Live Thunder

Shearing Pinx
Live Thunder
(Bruised Tongue)
Vancouver, BC
::web/sounds::


From the living thunder of Joni Sadler:
After last year’s killer Weaponry LP, Shearing Pinx one-up themselves with this live recording from a gig in Thunder Bay. Anyone who’s been lucky enough to witness these Vancouverites tear up a basement on one of their cross-country ventures knows that their live show is a blistering, noisy affair; this tape is a testament to the sheer distorted force that is Shearing Pinx in their element. Choice cuts from Weaponry take on a whole new sense of urgency when they’re drenched in this much grit and fuzz. Get your hands on the tape or better yet – catch the band next time they hit your town and watch this shit go down in real life.

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Shearing Pinx – Live Thunder Side A

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Shearing Pinx – Live Thunder Side B