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Fe-Mail / Blixer Toad
Album:Blixer Toad Collection:General
Artist:Fe-Mail Added:06/2006
Label:Asphodel 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-06-18 Pull Date:2006-08-20 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:20 Aug13 Aug6 Aug30 Jul23 Jul16 Jul9 Jul2 Jul
Airplays:31412222

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 15, 2009:The B-side
Navrattan Korma
4.Aug 19, 2006:Bloodstains Across Atherton
It Becomes Her
2.Mar 31, 2007:Cognitive Overload
Interlude Iii
5.Aug 17, 2006:Baptism of Solitude
The Vertical Pit Of Machines
3.Feb 07, 2007:Baptism of Solitude (Favorites of 2006)
Navrattan Korma
6.Aug 17, 2006:Cognitive Overload
The Vertical Pit Of Machines

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-06-17 
Experimental noise, sound collage using vocal manipulation and electronics. Female duo from Scandanavia, recorded and produced locally at Asphodel’s stellar new studios in SF (Diamanda Galas, Rob Swift, Antimatter, Mixmaster Mike, Scratch Pickilz, etc). A fine example of artists who plunder the depths, the sources, of what music is at its core tones, dynamics, sounds, stripped bare and displayed. Dense, sporadic, trippy, veers far from academic masturbation as well as 2x4 in the face gratuitious noise. Heady quality stuff, like Matmos sitting in a bathhouse with Merzbow and Yma Sumac being cleansed, folded, and manipulated.

CD1:
1) starts with sparse sound collage, bursts of tones, sources, then a slow rumble develops and the whole thing grows louder, noisey and droney
2) heavy manipulation, looping layered feel, noisey
3) searing high tones, bursts, glitch, sparser collage-like, brief
4) starts sparse, collage, grows noisey in bursts
5) chill, brief
6) vocalizations, cut up and heavily manipulated, spastic, weird
7) manipulated horn, toy organs, etc
8) heavy wash of noise appears, music cuts in and out, demonic screams and stuff, crazy, ends very cold

CD2:
1) mostly chill and sparse, but dense bursts find their way around
2) looping deep bursts, mostly sparse, collage-like but does grow denser, noisey toward end
3) very chill, ambient, spooky, beautiful
4) industrial pulsing looping industrial noise, old school soundtrack to being in a sci-fi factory that manufactures plasm
5) creative use of accordian/orantic sound source evolves into beautiful manipulation of basic primitive tones, turns quite chill
6) explosive noise bursts to start, then an epic opus of noise bursts
7) quiet dramatic slow to build but remains beautifully ambient, to make Eno proud (think: Music For Airports).

Track Listing
1.Belonging 8.The Vertical Pit Of Machines
2.Navrattan Korma 9.It Becomes Her
3.Interlude I 10.In Den Schonen Gruen Wald
4.Samba Furore 11.Pretty Song
5.Interlude Ii 12.Pretty Ugly Song
6.The Horizontal Density Of Humanity 13.After The Rain
7.Interlude Iii 14.Rockabilly
 15.ballad