Bradbury / Instant Oblivion
Album: Instant Oblivion   Collection:General
Artist:Bradbury   Added:Nov 2007
Label:Dual Plover  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-11-11 Pull Date: 2008-01-13 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jan 13 Dec 16 Dec 9 Nov 18
Airplays: 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 08, 2024: Virtually Happy
Tablets, Memory Lane
4. Dec 15, 2007: On The Warpath
Hot Dog On A Dog
2. Jan 25, 2022: Virtually Happy
Nymphs + Shepards, Cheap Wagnerian Dynamics
5. Dec 06, 2007: Living Souls
3. Jan 07, 2008: I <3 Life & Yr Callous Neglect/Refusal
Petty Bourgois Reverie
6. Nov 16, 2007: That's not bluegrass- really!
Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2007-11-05
Noise, rhtyhm, childlike melodies, electronics, samples, and humor. Heavy use of loops as basis for thracks. All tracks great. Mostly instrumental, vocals samples noted w/quotations, FCC where noted.

From his website: "Sydney Australia’s favourite chronically depressed, long term ‘unemployed’, alcoholic, asthmatic, homosexual electronic music pioneer… Instead of whacking a bunch of staple samples into some shitty looping machine before waiting for the files to render, he’s engaged his startled imagination over a steaming combination of dead sounds in such a way as to make them seam alive, organic. Electronic music like this can only come from a man with a 1/4 of a century’s experience in this so called new medium."

+1. deceptively cheery. "You sold me a crummy watch, I want my money back!" Makes you want to march cheerfully into the fields.
2. toy piano samples becomes orchestral
3 heavy beat, 2nd half has good “harmony”
+4.Hollow drones & crackles, ambient buzzes- good for voiceovers
+5.Upbeat. Variety of rhythms buildup nicely.
6.Ambient, watery, spacious, Indistinct vocal sample at end-“Where is he?”
7.Slow march. Should be a modern dance piece! Odd noise loops at end
8. “using sonic pressure on my head since 1977”. Fast beat. FCCs “fucking”
+9.Built out of dog & eating samples! Novelty/creepy
10.Ambient, occasional guitar, jitter-shimmer
11.More creepy animal noises over shimmer, then beat. Brief quiet vocal sample. It pulls together to something funky by the end, how’d that happen?
+12.Reminding me of 80’s Negativland, in the style of the music- no vocal. Layers, outsider, then haunted screeches. Familiar, disconcerting.

Track Listing
1. Memory Lane   7. Tablets
2. Cheap Wagnerian Dynamics   8. Mary Businesscard-Foot Is Back
3. Rhode Island Slut (A Type Of Chicken)   9. Gob
4. Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific   10. Petty Bourgois Reverie
5. Nymphs + Shepards   11. Hot Dog On A Dog
6. The Nevsky Prospect   12. Anvil Into Tartaros