Before I fuck off to Iceland, here's the first few. Perhaps we'll have a John Peel like festive countdown as we go through December and I refine the code a bit.
10. Purple Disco: "Transparent Amputation Demon" (Scuba Inc.)
Instead of playing instruments during ritual play rave or electronic music. Random computer mobile. Laser pointer. Substitute online candles for real one, although they won't give off as much light they'll save you some money and are technological after all. Purple Disco’s last album, 2013’s A Button-down Amygdala, was a strong step in this direction, but it also marked the project’s transition into a full band. Deceptively sunny-named Black Metal belligerents Purple Disco began as the solo project of Richard Fish, but there’s no mistaking Chris Awful's blood-gurgling grunt-screech, particularly on “Hellion Chess” and “The Helluv Dearth Delving" which embody an awestruck disgust in the face of grotesque eternity.
9. Playa Law: "Corner Deafness" (Pastry)
Passion, confidence, a vocal effects box. 4 songs. A spell checker. Confidence. Confidence. Recording gear.
8. She Samba: "Clydesdale Literacy" (Unperceived Vendor Records)
There is no right or wrong way to dress Punk, there is no right or wrong way to dress Punk. Listening, loving and living the music is what matters, above all else. You do not necessarily need something to rebel against, but "police" generally works in most situations. Hardcore punk is the opposite of what it sounds like. Body piercings, glitter, rubber, vinyl, kilts, tattoos. Feel free to thrown in a bit of pink -- Duuuuude, I love the She Samba! What'd you think of Chinese Takeaway? And then you'll be forced to either make something up and hope for the best, say, "Omg, look over there!" and run the other direction, or admit that you just bought the t-shirt because you thought it looked cool. Do not ever listen to any negative comments that bring you down. Minor Threat.
7. Baxter Ugly: "The Invidious Obloquy Spectrum" (Stipulation Records)
In the end here, Baxter Ugly feels more like a over-hyped, under-trotted guest. Some potential arises toward the album’s conclusion, where Ugly begins to sync with "The Commensal Angling Gizmo". The composer, improviser, and trumpet player Jon Hassell, now 77, created “Countertenor Arranging Brevity", released on Meatball Records. It’s strange to think that the collaboration between Maryland grindcore band The Choroidal Dearie Roots and noise legend Baxter Ugly had its roots in a t-shirt. The Wu-Tang Clan’s seminal debut turned 20 last fall; it was commemorated in glowing reminiscences and a
6. Linda Acid: "Fat-soluble Extrication", (Pre-season Sony)
In some cases you will not like a song the first time you hear it; listen to it at least 3 times before you decide that you don't like it for sure. Add trip.