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Mars / Mars Archives Volume Ii: 11000 Volts To Tunnel
Album:Mars Archives Volume Ii: 11000 Volts To Tunnel Collection:General
Artist:Mars Added:11/2016
Label:Feeding Tube Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-11-16 Pull Date:2017-01-18 
Week Ending:15 Jan8 Jan1 Jan11 Dec4 Dec27 Nov20 Nov
Airplays:2113221

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 12, 2017:a strange pursuit
Cairo
4.Jan 05, 2017:a strange pursuit
3e
2.Jan 10, 2017:Magnetized Toner: Best Of 2016 Part 3
3e
5.Dec 31, 2016:Music Casserole
Helen Forsdale
3.Jan 07, 2017:a strange pursuit
Cairo
6.Dec 08, 2016:1100866
3e

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2016-11-17 
Archival recordings of seminal NYC No Wave band from mid late 70's. Decent if low fi quality captures them well, the spirit, unabashed dissonance. Tribal disjunct anti-vocals, if you want to know what "no Wave" (or even post punk) is check this out. Listen closely to the complete disregard for standard guitar tunings, playing, and you'll understand where Sonic Youth came from (and from them all of modern "indie rock"). See also DNA, James Chance, Lydia Lunch. This movement was captured well by Byrne and Eno when they released the classic compilation "No New York" with above bands and more (check it out, we have a vinyl copy).

1) (3:45) driving cool. 2)* (2:14) squealing upbeat- if they have a "hit" this is it, familiar from No New York 3) (3:16) tribal almost instrumental cuz vocs are so low 4)* (2:10) slower sparser darker 5)* (3:00) DNA comes to mind in the sparse disjunct bursts 6) (1:49) noisy balm 7) (3:03) heavy plodding tribal noise rock 8) (3:43) driving and weird, ends with ~1min left then crowd noise 9) (3:51) good weird driving stuff 10) (3:43) pounding strange. Play 9-10 together. 11) FCC from crowd in intro sadly, great slow song, cue after crowd? Good 40 seconds crowd applause at end

Track Listing
1.3e 7.Puerto Rican Ghost
2.Helen Forsdale 8.11000 Volts
3.Cairo 9.3e
4.11000 Volts 10.Cairo
5.Hairwaves 11.Tunnel
6.Rtmt 12.Hairwaves