Seven Arts, The / Grovel Choke Stew
Album: Grovel Choke Stew   Collection:General
Artist:Seven Arts, The   Added:Sep 2006
Label:Fargone Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-11-12 Pull Date: 2007-01-14 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jan 14 Dec 31 Dec 17 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 19
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 16, 2008: On The Warpath
Swimming In Nuclear Tides
4. Dec 29, 2006: Cognitive Overload
No Food For Dinner
2. Jan 13, 2007: Science Radio
Swimming In Nuclear Tides
5. Dec 14, 2006: Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
Impact Crater
3. Jan 11, 2007: Soft Rocket
No Food For Dinner
6. Nov 30, 2006: Cognitive Overload

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-09-13
Unique noise. Tons of fun/creative sounds, twistedness, and cool rhythms and channel play. Really inspiring creatively. All one guy, Ed Howard, on laptop, voice, percussion, microphone and samples. Awesome. Favs 3, 5, 6, 11. FCC clean.

1. Nintendo tones warbling over industrial noise & static – gets more chaotic and fucked up.
2. Strange fast industrial beat under electro screeching.
*3. Manipulated voices? alternate between L and R channels, electronic popcorn popping? or a hyperspeed pingpong match? or… drumming or slapping on various parts of a naked body? Very cool rhythms, catchy and weird.
4. A vigorous tooth-brusher indeed. Never thought I'd dance to that!
*5. Beautiful, more steady/drone-y noise.
**6. Try tracks 5 & 6 together. Fucking amazing screeching, those popcorn/pingpong/slapping sounds, and a super high voice, distorted except for the very funny/disturbing ending.
7. Like lots of very sharp thin knives slicing through your brain. Ends with a belch/boar/jet engine?
8. Distorted radio samples played on top of each other. Cool L/R channel play. Spooky.
9. Screechy electro sounds, like beetles finally chewed through all your radio wires and are singing their own ominous opera to you.
10. An intense 27+ minutes. Starts with more of a beat, goes through many drone-ish phases, madness and fun.
*11. Symphony of ratchets and tin cans and a creaky chain. Super crisp-sounding. Is it weird to fantasize about working on a bike with a friend and making this kind of music before having wild bike-mechanic sex?
12. 2-channel play, tones and distortion. As always, good rhythms.
13. Swishing, more of a steady, almost looped piece, but the last couple minutes are more active – beautiful, bordering minimalism but with fascinating rhythms.

Track Listing
1. Tone Shifter Demon Child   7. Experiment 2
2. Grovelpulsedrums   8. Stereo Transmission Emission Modulator
3. Head Games   9. Speaker Trouble
4. Experiment 3   10. I Am An Aural Terrorist [Version 2]
5. Impact Crater   11. Gongs
6. No Food For Dinner   12. Experiment 1
  13. Swimming In Nuclear Tides