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Blue Sausage Infant / Manitou
Album:Manitou Collection:General
Artist:Blue Sausage Infant Added:05/2012

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-05-05 Pull Date:2012-07-08 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:8 Jul10 Jun3 Jun27 May13 May6 May

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 04 Jul 12:miss information
minimum entropy
4.Mon, 28 May 12:Ashkan
Bridal Moments
2.Sat, 09 Jun 12:Kane
The Mongrel's Stoop
5.Wed, 23 May 12:awyeh
Songs: Cantan, cont.
3.Wed, 30 May 12:miss information
maximum entropy
6.Sat, 12 May 12:Kane
The Mongrel's Stoop

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-05-05 
Blue Sausage Infant is the name that DC area synth and circuit wizard Chester Hawkins has used for his amorphous, kaleidoscopic experimental releases since 1986. A centerpiece of the local Sonic Circuits festival, his track on the festival’s fourth sampler LP (District Of Noise) sounded like the east coast equivalent to some Debacle Records artists (e.g. Megabats, Brain Fruit, Crystal Hell Pool). This is really varied stuff—swirls of krauty kosmic synth along with some abstract drone and musique concrete; there’s something in here for everyone. RIYL Klaus Schulze, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, High Wolf, No Mind Meditation

1. (5:04) Looped guitar/ukulele strums, shimmering and sparkly (almost autoharp timbre), some slowly emerging synth layers washed over
2. (5:08)* Dark, twisted nightmare techno. Blurred, buzzing, erratic bouncing beats with some harsh circuitbending.
3. (3:25) Haunting kaleidoscopic collage of radio samples, scratchy field recordings, and what sounds like underwater marimba.
4. (4:40) Upbeat, fuzzy guitar+drum crossover-thrash duo (guest musicians Daniel Euphrat & Jason Mullinax); reverbed, krauty synth/vox from Hawkins.
5. (9:26) **Chilled-out swirling synth soundscapes, a lethargic Megabats / Brain Fruit meets Tangerine Dream
6. (5:02) Buzzing cacophony swirling around a dark electric hum
7. (4:31) Cyclical synth meanderings over drunken yelling and dogs barking in the distance
8. (7:32) Gentle post-rock guitar plucking with some haunting lap-steel guitar
9. (12:14)* Field recording collage plunges into some dark and dreary industrial soundscapes

Track Listing
1.Afflicted By The Wind Disease 5.Yggdrasil
2.Hosebag 6.Aphid's Lament
3.How To Achieve Somnambulism 7.Sodom Is Risen
4.The Moss Takes Over 8.Catoctin
 9.Abdominal Forest