Various Artists / Martian Church/Elks
Album: Martian Church/Elks   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2010
Label:Free Loving Anarchists  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-11-14 Pull Date: 2011-01-16
Week Ending: Jan 16 Dec 19 Dec 5 Nov 21
Airplays: 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 11, 2011: meow
4. Dec 01, 2010: Brownian Motion
Angular Primate, Forgive Me (Martian Sickness)
2. Dec 15, 2010: groove time - panic
5. Nov 18, 2010: abra's airwaves
3. Dec 02, 2010: orangeasm
Forgive Me (Martian Sickness)
6. Nov 18, 2010: Stoner Wall
Peace In The Valley

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2010-11-06
Recent acquisition via HYPRK (David L.) and Freeloving Anarchists Records from Texas, continuing the tradition of finely distilled weirdness that comes from the cultural desolation of those types of places (see also everything culturcide, big boys, pain teens, on and on and on and on…..). Split CD, both bands using low-fi ethic and messy dissonance to great ends:

Martian Church: Simple analog synth, casio like, with buried distorto evil vocals. Fans of early Cabaret Voltaire, Suicide, old school Skinny Puppy and all things Coil, Throbbing Gristle, NON and new/contemporary noisey electro/electroclash will not want to miss.

1) noisey electrosynth constant beat/tone with simple melody, buried vocs, ends with good 7 seconds silence left, careful
2) simple casio beat/rhythm feel, noisey distorto vocs
3) simple, no real beat, creepy vocs
4) plodding again, simple stuff here
5) no real beat, just a creepy searing synth and evil buried distorto vocs
6) dark, plodding, swirling, evil voc bursts in time with the subtle melody
7) cool, hollow echoey rhythm and subtle vocs, strange

Elks: more of a noise rock, living room live approach even if the lack of big drum set doesn’t allow them to qualify 100%. Low fi stuff that pushes the use of tape loops and taping fun. Falsetto (fem?) vocals buried in here. Dissonant and fucked up guitar bass(?) and minimal drums, and a head injury or two. What more do you need?

8) driving drumless electro noise rock
9) layered tape madness, loops and noise, fucking awesome
10) noise rock with minimal drums, off key dissonance, clunky times, smacks of Capt Beefheart all the sudden?
11) guitar, minimal bass and vocs heavy, driving, with drums would be a wall of sound punky thing, slow breakdown midway then a complete devolution, nice
12) strummy off key guitar and bass/vocs, a café folk song gone very wrong, very low fi
13) slow waltzing alt country flare to this, a campfire song by cowboys who ate peyote, smoked jimson weed, and shot the heroin the drug kingpin in the huge SUV who drove by gave them, gratis

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Martian Church Xx I Am Lo-Fi Goth
2. Martian Church Xx Suspicions
3. Martian Church Xx The Cause Of All Great Pain
4. Martian Church Xx Max Shrecks Dead
5. Martian Church Xx Hi (With Tears In My Eyes)
6. Martian Church Xx Akuma
7. Martian Church Xx Forgive Me (Martian Sickness)
8. Elks Angular Primate
9. Elks Dominion Of Id
10. Elks Blight Fields
11. Elks Erratic Waves
12. Elks Brown Water Falls
13. Elks Peace In The Valley