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A Sleeping Irony / A Sleeping Irony
Album:A Sleeping Irony Collection:General
Artist:A Sleeping Irony Added:08/2004
Label:No Label 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-08-16 Pull Date:2004-10-17 Charts:Loud, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:17 Oct10 Oct3 Oct26 Sep19 Sep12 Sep5 Sep29 Aug
Airplays:12131134

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 17 Aug 06:mufaor
Cognitive Overload
4.Wed, 06 Oct 04:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
2.Wed, 13 Oct 04:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
5.Wed, 29 Sep 04:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion
3.Thu, 07 Oct 04:stirling
Stirling's Approximation
6.Wed, 22 Sep 04:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-08-12 
Sample art/noise + heavy rock/metal. Another fine example of how many thrash metal type bands are closet noise masters. This local (Oakland) group is far from closeted as about every music track is intro-outro’ed by some fine interesting noise/sample art, or at least some interesting text samples, and many tracks are pure noise. The music is heavy metallic with nods toward grinding stoniness at times and thrash at other times. Vocals are all screamo-emo. Reminiscent of Dystopia, Redwood City bands, Cripple Bastards, Slap a Ham, mid 90’s stuff, but the noise makes all the diff. FCCs? If so, indiscernible. This is really great stuff.

1) good noise intro ~1 min, followed by full-on screamo thrash
2) starts sorta mellow, goes full thrash emo, ends with nice noise
3) excellent civil defense warning sample in intro to heavier stoney rock fee, excellent lyricless ode to the H-bomb
4) heavy rock with screamo-emo vocs, samples
5) long: bizarre echo noise, devolves to vomiting and exorcism/religious blather, followed by a pretty rockin’ metal beat, devolves into stony free-jazz-metal insanity improv for last ~5min
6) run through electro treatments with a repeated sample over it, little resemblence to anything metal
7) brief spooky treated samples, watch dead air for last ~30 secs
8) rather chill straight sample art/noise, electro massaged
9) interesting sample mash, heavy layers turn noise drone
10) analog synth tones, noise, build with echo
11) spooky layered samples, noise
12) layers of samples, near end samples of gunfire and an audible “Shit!”
13) sparser sample collage, spooky
14) strange electro, rhythmic, like being at a carnival, on a merry go round on about 1250 mics of LSD
15) excellent repeats of “I am not retarded” sample

Track Listing
1.Semen Cocoon 8./
2.Utility in Futility 9./
3.No One Sleeps 10./
4.Humanity 11./
5.A Slap in the Dick 12./
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7./ 14./
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