|Noxagt / Turning It Down Since 2001|
|Album:||Turning It Down Since 2001||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2003-10-13||Pull Date:||2003-12-15||Charts:||Loud|
|Week Ending:||Nov 16||Nov 2||Oct 26||Oct 19|
|1.||Nov 13, 2003:||The Human Condition |
|4.||Oct 28, 2003:||The Digital/Analog War |
|2.||Oct 30, 2003:||The Human Condition |
|5.||Oct 23, 2003:||The Human Condition -- With Guests! |
|3.||Oct 30, 2003:||Brownian Epiphany |
Cupid Shot Me
|6.||Oct 23, 2003:||Umami of Sound |
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
A drums/bass/viola trio from the West Coast of Norway (Stavanger?) make a pretty good bunch of prog/improv/chaos. There’s a definite prog influence here - somewhere ‘round King Crimson, Univers Zero, and maybe even Mahavishnu Orchestra. |
The production levels are rather lo-fi & rather hazy. Say : “Nox-act”, rough translation from Norwegian = "idiot".
1) Low-tuned doomy-bass, then upbeat singular-minded tempos floating somewhere between Unsane AND King Crimson. The solo viola parts sound especially good.
(((2))) Picking up where they left off but with a (mostly) lo-fi prog vibe here. It’s heavy on the viola flourishes then later there’s some Jesus Lizard/Shellac bass-heaviness
3) Starts off like a Melvins outtake then sounds like an out of tune Jerry Goodman (fusion electric violin dude, btw) playing underwater.
4) Chaotic, all men play on 10 (lines of crank), lots & lots of feedback if you can’t get sick of feedback & repetitive as fuck intros, later progresses into something a tad more barebable.
5) Random bass (or guitar?) strums spaced about 5-8 (!) seconds apart and then it throws in about 30 seconds of blank space. Fuck this track!
(((6)))) Bouncy, low-doomy, sort-of thundering bass, viola set on stun (which sounds sort of like a kazoo in places) & some crazy fretboard damage that sound like someone screaming in analog. Quite punishing!
(((7))) Big giant, bass lines that stomp on your face. Then a more straight-ahead heavy rock/heavy prog approach. Then AmRep bands & oh say...Glenn Branca.
(((8))) Sounds a lot like a lost Unsane track except this is viola and NOT guitar. Pretty damn impressive noise rock, doods!
((9)) Winding, slow-ish droney waves of spinning, repetitive rythmns that work really well. (See the band Slug’s song “Repetition” from their 1st album)
|1.||Mek It Burn||5.||Church|
|2.||Cupid Shot Me||6.||Pantyland|
|3.||Gravy and Blood||7.||Cockburn|
|9.||Web of Sin|