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Killick / Amplifucker, The
Album:Amplifucker, The Collection:General
Artist:Killick Added:10/2008
Label:Solponticello 

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Add Date:2009-02-08 Pull Date:2009-04-12 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:12 Apr8 Mar22 Feb
Airplays:111

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1.Thu, 09 Apr 09:Wedge
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3.Wed, 18 Feb 09:Your Imaginary Friend
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2.Wed, 04 Mar 09:Red West
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Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2009-02-04 
Solo improv, out there arty. Many tracks not so much music as a demonstration of sounds. Mostly 3 mins or under. A homemade string acoustic instrument that sounds like lots of things, played lots of ways by its inventor- worth reading the liner notes. No vocals.

1.Scruffy, scrubbling - word I made up to describe this - like broken tabs of metal being scrubbed with a thick cleaning brush. Bits of rhythm make me think of oompah loompahs, other parts sound like a free jazz bass solo played through a horrible amp.
2.Starts like a distant foghorn then cello played with not enough rosin with hints of sitar. Wanders randomly around the scale.
3.Introspective plucked & percussive. Mellow.
4.Sounds like a tuba, with sitar hints again. A sick tuba, walking wounded. Pretty cool to get that from a string instrument.
5.deep growls then scary scraping
6.rapid shaking-a-stick-inside-the-body/on-muted-strings sound. Masturbatory.
7.bassy and bent, trippy
8.Delicate quiet high notes semitone apart
9.Nearly melodic fast hammering & plucking
10.Another musical one, sounds like a few notes played at an odd interval apart, plucked with a bit of sitar drones.
11.tiny noodles
12.quiet scrapple
13.Lovely but only a few seconds!
14.Loud hard scratching, painful, may cause miscarriage
15.quiet noodles
16.tiny scrapple > breathy > fingerpad plucked > demanding attention
17.fast screechy overtones from bowing, some sitar
18.a couple bass strings rattle around

Track Listing
1.Destroy Erase Improv 10.Symbol Grab
2.Beautifficult 11.We're Ready For The Real Farfisa
3.Immense True Ration 12.Ten Gallon Hate
4.Accept We Have Three Fingers, And Were Green 13.Not A Could In The Sky
5.Her Dog Was Grr At Me 14.Hellmonk
6.Together We Make A Deference 15.Tableau To The Ego
7.The Fighting's So Vicious 'cause The Steaks Are So Delicious 16.Mouthbereaver
8.Heidy Banegas! 17.Stereo Diabolical Hems
9.Ungoing 18.Mono Maniacal Haws