Magik Markers, The / A Shy Arthritic Sky
Album: A Shy Arthritic Sky   Collection:General
Artist:Magik Markers, The   Added:May 2006
Label:Gulcher Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-05-21 Pull Date: 2006-07-23 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jul 23 Jul 9 Jun 25 Jun 4 May 28
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 22, 2006: On The Warpath
The 4th Iclaster
4. May 31, 2006: Brownian Motion
Didion Waltz
2. Jul 06, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
Didion Waltz
5. May 24, 2006: Brownian Motion
June Know Enough To Shut Up
3. Jun 21, 2006: Brownian Motion
Didion Waltz

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-05-17
Noise rock, psyche improv, two long tracks of improvised guitar centered distorto heavily treated acid drenched stonedness, the type of stuff that has KFJC tripping over themselves to “co-present” somewhere like Terrastock. Treated guitar/bass/drums with some subtle girl-moans, obtuse vocals. Think Acid Mothers Temple, F/i. I dunno, Japanoise, taking mushrooms, plugging in every pedal in your gear bag including the Echoplex and cranking the amp.

(note, only two tracks tracked)

1) false start, sounds like a radio in-studio set up, launches into psyche noise rock epicness with wah’ed guitar and girl wailing buried in back, goes double time and gets intense then falls apart/ends after ~9 minutes, a little dead air then another jam (probably shouldve been tracked separately), starts with 4 minutes or so of sparse sounds and whistling, then a noisey jam follows to end, with 20 seconds of studio sounds/dead air left
2) slower, more mindful start, builds heavily in a free-jazz sense til around 11 minutes where it quiets a bit, toward end it turns into something resembling vintage Confusion is Sex era Sonic Youth with the girl stepping up to the mic and babbling a la Kim Gordon on peyote.

Track Listing
1. Didion Waltz   7. June Know Enough To Shut Up
2. The 4th Iclaster   8. Like A Thumbloss Blast
3. A Manx Is A Rare Guy   9. The Duece Aughts They'll Say
4. One More Time Against The Wall   10. Jerkinng You Out
5. My Ice Cream Rack   11. The Ghost Combs Mound At Midnight
6. Churchbells/Military Exercises/Tennis Court   12. Give Me That Ggomery Wot
  13. I Construct Dolls Like You In My Sleep