Various Artists / Burmese/Fistula
Album: Burmese/Fistula   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Dec 2004
Label:Crucial Blast  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-09 Pull Date: 2005-03-13 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 27 Feb 20 Feb 13 Feb 6 Jan 23 Jan 16
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Recent Airplay
1. Mar 10, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Powers that Be
4. Feb 20, 2005: Nocturno Oculto Roboto
Powers that Be
2. Mar 02, 2005: Brownian Motion
White Suicide
5. Feb 17, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Powers that Be
3. Feb 21, 2005: Stirling's Approximation
Into It
6. Feb 10, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Powers that Be

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-01-03
COLL: Burmese/Fistula split CD (Crucial Blast) Burmese makes a bunch of noise - mostly on the harsh/power electronics side. Then they toss in a rather good grindcore number. Whereas Fistula is pure kick-ass sludge core/doom metal. Burmese is a little uneven but the Fistula tracks are all winners.

(((1))) Low ebbing then distorted filtered noise fades after about 0:35
((2)) Messy, noisy, zero-production noise-core scraps.
(3) Squeally, harsh, power-electronics ear-violations
((4)) Garbled, super short (0:15) noise-core
(((5))) Thudding, blasting noise
(FCC “fuckin” 0:18)
((6)) High pitched squeals (like a tea kettle) and various rumblings
(((7))) Bashing drums, super distorted voice (‘ala Big Black “Songs About Fucking” or early Unsane)
(((8))) Spaced out distorted noise and spoken word
((((9)))) Wonderfully fucked up noise rock & wasted grind/sludge noodlings.
((10)) Amplifier buzzing, then “ouch-worthy” painful power-electronics ‘ala Merzbow.
Fistula part
(((11))) Suprisingly mellow tones then ultra-warped sludge core with some dude coughs up after some B.O.R.B. (“Bongloads Of Righteous Boo”)
((((((12))))) One of THEE MOST bad-ass HEAVY ANYTHING tunes EVER RECORDED!!! Why? Killer vocals, awesome lyrics - you can apply this to many things in life but especially certain kinds of people, crushing riffage. Arrrggh!
(((((13))))) Mid-tempo and straight-ahead pissed off Eyehategod/Grief, 16 styled crusher with a KILLER gallop riff that kicks in at 1:40. Nice lyrics, too: “Maybe if you would listen - just SHUT your mouth!” Damn I wish I could crank this’un in downtown Palo Alto and aim it at the idiots aroud me!
((((14)))) Slow, unrelenting, pained & confrontantation that begins oddly enough with a more Spirit Caravan/Hidden Hand riff style. More “shut your mouth! Shut your mouth! and “you used to be so you’re just a fool!” Likely written about an ex-friend or girlfriend.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Burmese Your End
2. Burmese Millions of Ways to Die
3. Burmese Typical Woman Behavior
4. Burmese Pay Me in Pain
5. Burmese Sweet Fucking Mouth/Living W
6. Burmese Spill My Fuck
7. Burmese You Feel Good to Me
8. Burmese I'm in Heaven
9. Burmese White Suicide
10. Burmese Into It
11. Fistula Green Lung
12. Fistula Powers that Be
13. Fistula The Basilisk
14. Fistula Caterpillar