Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Satanicpornocultshop ".aiff Skull EP"

Satanicpornocultshop's new ep ".aiff Skull EP" released from Vivo Records (pl).

"21 tracks, 62 minutes of fascinating sounds by one of the most important bands of the Japanese experimental music scene. Check your musical sensitivity and... have good fun!" - Vivo Records.
(Vivo Records) vivo2006025CD

- Absolut over-the-top-gesplatterte Schlager- unnd HipHop-Mélange aus Japan. Alles strömt unerwartet unnd urplötzlich aus den Startlöchern (Duran Duran auf Neubauten, Coverversionen der Brüller 'Porque Te Vas' und 'Dreams' aus La Boum etc.), bleibt allerdings in seiner Hektik oft nur angedeutet und zelebriert in der nächsten Sekunde des Bruch mit der heilen Schlagerwelt. Seltsamerweise singen die Japaner auch selbst, gerne 1930er Loungeschnickschnack oder 'nen ausgeklügelten Rap auf Japanisch (oder doch Fantasiegeblubber?). Aber auch hier kann niemand wissen, ob vielleicht das kurze, laut quietschend Geräuschmassaker den nächsten Satz ankündigt oder zum Ende aufruft. Ein unterhaltsamer und humorvoller Quell gutwillig vertrackter Songscherben und verkurbelter Lieder, hier und da zu aufdringlich und überproduziert, im Ganzen aber bunt und bescheuert geil wie TV beim Dauerskippen.ed **** / De:Bug 03/07}

- Satanicpornocultshop are sound terrorist stealing and borrowing from all sorts of pop music and easy listening cheese, then avant-garde regurgitating it into a muddled mess. Some of this does have enjoyable and clever elements, but more often than it feels a little too madcap for it's own good and it's akin to being stuck in a room with hundreds of pop music channels all playing at the same time. Most songs have cheesy oriental vocals, like a disturbed and surreal version of J-pop, with electronics and samples including 50s TV ads and 80s pop piled on top, with rare listenable moments arising when they slow the pace down and etch out so-bad- they're- good easy listening pop parodies. This calls itself an EP but drags out it's insanity for over an hour, by which point the listener will either throw it out the nearest window or find him/herself blabbering away in a corner like a lunatic. Roger Batty (ROCK-A-ROLLA, UK)

- Lively, fun and choppy collection of tracks from Satanicpornocultshop. I actually wasn't expecting it to be this perky and you get a real sense of how much fun it was to make. In short bursts it's endlessly engaging and features such a wide range of samples, from Herbert-esque cut up beats and jerkiness through to potty electronic Pop and even some extremely abstract sounds that work their way into your head. Listened to repeatedly I imagine it would kind of lose some of its appeal, but, as I say, go back to it regularly for small chunks and I reckon you'll rather enjoy it. (

- (...) Satanicpornocultshop plays sampler music. In the band, three people play turntables, but there is also a female singer, electronics, indian pipe, organ, keyboards and drums. The music is too wild to even start a description, but we'll try. They play a super eclectic mixture of reggae, turntablism, easy tune, hip hop, techno and plunderphonics - and then I probably forget one or more styles. Lisa's voice is sweet and summer like and is the real gem of the band. It brings them closer to popmusic. The very same popmusic which they freely plunder to death. Again I'm not too well-informed about all the Shakira Spears of this world, but sometimes there is even some tune that this old cat recognizes (you can't touch this). A very nice collection of very uplifting music that leaves the listener behind with a big smile on his face. (FdW) (VITAL WEEKLY )

Tracklisting on Vivo records