Kites / Royal Pain with the Metallic
Album: Royal Pain with the Metallic   Collection:General
Artist:Kites   Added:Jan 2004
Label:Load Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-03-29 Pull Date: 2004-05-31 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 30 Apr 11 Apr 4
Airplays: 1 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 04, 2008: Emphysema For Emphasis
Suppress Control Reduce Dest
4. May 10, 2007: The Adventurer's Choice
Big Ponytail, Changlings
2. Jan 28, 2008: Emphysema For Emphasis
Suppress Control Reduce Dest
5. Mar 14, 2005: Stirling's Approximation
Big Ponytail
3. Sep 19, 2007: Day Of Difficulty
Staring Into the Sun
6. May 26, 2004: Brownian Motion
Suppress Control Reduce Dest

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-03-25
Certainly some of the finest harshest wildest synth, analog, noise-power electronics I’ve ever heard. Guaranteed to put hair on your chest. Think Wolf Eyes, Throbbing Gristle, Beelzebub Youth. Load Records seems to have drawn a line in the sand that I gladly leap across, but maybe that’s just me…

1) harsh difficult synth noise, beautiful
2) reminds me of Beelzebub Youth somehow, low fi voc duet w/ hand claps
3) low rumble becomes an onslaught of noise like never heard before, with yelling, brief
4) brief guit (?), string playing
5) synth madness
6) nice uniform harsh tone w/ buried voices
7) toy piano sounds, buried beat
8) live recordings, low fi, harsh power electronics w/ screams, after ~6min becomes the most sublime power drone
9) noise synth tones, nice composition, super, lush, rich
10) guitars, tambourine, low-fi w/ vocs, brief

Track Listing
1. Staring Into the Sun   6. Big Ponytail
2. Changlings   7. Bike Ride Pt.Iii
3. Suppress Control Reduce Dest   8. Call Out Your Real Name
4. Cry for the Death of a Crazy   9. Milkweed Arrows
5. Local Boy   10. (Shut Off the Lie, We'll Die