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Burning Star Core / Blood Lighting
Album:Blood Lighting Collection:General
Artist:Burning Star Core Added:Apr 2007
Label:No Fun Productions 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-05-20 Pull Date:2007-07-22 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Jul 22Jul 15Jul 8Jun 24Jun 10Jun 3May 27

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 22, 2010:The Courtesy Flush
The Universe Is Designed To Break Your Mind
4.Jul 18, 2007:Adventurer's Choice
Deaf-Mute Spinning Resonator
2.Dec 16, 2007:Transmission Overload
The Universe Is Designed To Break Your Mind
5.Jul 14, 2007:Bloodstains Across Atherton
The Universe Is Designed To Break Your Mind
3.Aug 26, 2007:Transmission Overload
The Universe Is Designed To Break Your Heart
6.Jul 08, 2007:Transmission Overload
A Curse On The Coast

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-05-13 
Experimental loose outfit from Midwest, drones and sample plundering, old school use of effects and moments of free-jazz too. Crazy stuff, affiliated with Chicago’s Hair Police (Metalux et al.). For fans of all things noisey and layered, but also for fans of free-jazz and narcotic hypnosis of My Bloody Valentine/Kevin Shields in a daydream.

FCC clean, my picks: 1, 4

1) a ragged loop of vocs evolves/gives way to lovely narcotic synth drone, after 6+ minutes this turns into loops of low-fi violin/string samples and some vague pounding, but after another minute or so the drone joins back in
2) “creepy” cinematic monster-marching-in-chains feel, then a buried dark unintelligible voice appears, very creepy deepy, noisier with old analog delay effects and feedback
3) minimal percussion, live feel, after a few minutes a voicelike electronic tone bounces all over the stereo field, really cool and hypnotizing if not maddening
4) lovely noise-drone, My Bloody Valentine’ish almost in its lush aural overtones, after 9 min the drone falls away to some freaky samples, treatments, minimal
5) low-fi recording of live performance, starts sounding free-jazz with strings, drums, then turns electronic noise-drone

Track Listing
1.The Universe Is Designed To Break Your Heart 3.Deaf-Mute Spinning Resonator
2.A Curse On The Coast 4.The Universe Is Designed To Break Your Mind
 5.10-09-04 Horrible