Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kassette Kulture 30# - 20000 punks and Flat Forme



Two newbies from Tanzprocesz, part of their ongoing live series...

Vol 1 was recorded under a highway bridge by 20000 punks, a duo of Hess and Nafi, two prolific french musicians and founders of Plastobeton, The Dreams and AH Kraken. That monolithic key drone has a real 80’s feel... pure sci-fi thriller, a low budget redux of Escape From New York maybe, oscillating out on filmic strimmers, generating a satisfyingly menacing pace. The beats, animal heart muffles through paper thin skin, with wahs n scars shooting on through. Side two’s more of a duel of shavers on Tupperware. Drum machine panel punches mixed with wet pigeon harmonics. A simple key motif, given a cleaver beat massage… here’s wishing they played longer…

Vol 2 from the mysterious Flat Forme is more fragmented... Starts with an empty barrel thumping, coupled with an organ hop-scotch of UFO warbles and car alarms. Unravels on keyboard stitchings and durgical drums that have a whiff of early Neubauten about them, as a pleasant counter melody pipes out quietly from below deck… The synth-work on side two is deep and verby, with hydraulics growling the back stance. A chunky new wave develops, like a doped Joy Division but doesn’t really go anywhere until a cute Unicorn Hard-on synthesis breaks. An orchestration of Amstrad tennis gamers with vocal mermaids swimming around the nodding tide, as if they're channelling Lydia Tomkiw down a mobile.

2 comments:

joey chainsaw said...

UNI CORN HARD ONS?!

I WISH I THOUGHTA THAT NAME!!!

Cloudboy said...

inspired