Monday, February 26, 2007

Magnetism review


Bloodyminded - Magnetism [Bloodlust!]
Aaron Dilloway recommended this album and yeah I'm a sucker for that so I didn't hear this 2006 album until now. It's crazy though. It's noise, yeah, but it's somewhat romantic. It has a story even. Check the songtitles
-'Visiting An Ex-Girlfriend In The Hospital - Aids Ward'
-'Girlfriend Announces That She Is Beginning Professional Treatment For Severe Depression'
-'Girlfriend Attempts To Explain Schizophrenic Episode By Revealing Childhood Sexual Abuse'
-'Shotgun Held To Face By A Severely Crosseyed Addict While Attempting To Physically Remove Girlfriend From Known Drug House'
.......and so on. I wonder if the guy is talking about real life experience cos that's heavy shit right there. The sounds are equally FUCKED UP. There's the screams, the piercing effects, sawing your limbs off drones. It's nowhere near what you might expect if you never heard noise, or just once listened to Merzbow and decided it was crap. It might even be moving.