Wednesday, May 26, 2010

KAS Product "Try Out" LP (RCA, 1982)

I quit smoking. Cigarettes, I mean. I haven't smoked in a week (that's a lie; I had a single cigarette at Grillo's BBQ last week because I was about to cry if I didn't), which is only the second time I've gone longer than like, a day, without smoking since I was knee high to a... uhh... like 19 years old, probably. Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows me as someone who loves to smoke, and gets angry when I can't smoke. I, however, decided that as a grown ass, 30 year old man, certain changes need to be made, such as quitting smoking. And listening to more French coldwave. It's a shame, too, because this is great smoking music. It's a little too fast to be great fucking music, but would be great to listen to post-coitally, especially whilst smoking. It's still a great record even if you don't smoke or get laid... trust me, friend.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Magits- "Fully Coherant" EP (1979, Outer Himilayan)

This record was limited to 300 copies when it was released, and will probably never see the light of day again. What you have here is the first project of Rudimentary Peni psychotic genius Nick Blinko. Upon first listen (Four songs in exactly 4 minutes, as per Mr. Blinkos usual MO), this is completely dissimilar to anything that RP ever recorded, but after a few listens you can definitely see the evolution. These songs are really, really simple, recorded with only an ancient monosynth and sparse vocals, but the general feeling of uneasiness that pervades all of RP's work is present here, too. Don't expect hardcore, but this is pretty awesome. A must for Rudi Peni fans.

uhhh... duh...