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Expose Your Eyes - Computer 666 FLAC

Expose Your Eyes - Computer 666 FLAC Performer: Expose Your Eyes
Title: Computer 666
Style: Noise
Label: Not On Label (Expose Your Eyes Self-released)
Country: UK
FLAC album: 2657 mb
MP3 album: 2493 mb
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Electronic


1Governing 666
2It's A Krrrazy Whirled


Comments: (1)
With "It's A Krrrazy Whirled" EXPOSE YOUR EYES take everyday sounds, layer them upon one another, cut them up, loop them and reform them into structures which sound like more complex, less clinical early PAN (A) SONIC - taking detritus from the places neglected or merely glanced over by the majority of people. Don't expect to find an original tune in this collection - they sneer at the very idea of 'composed music' and feed you back your own waste products (listening to this is courting an audio BSE). It reminds me of some of the stuff RRRECORDS were putting out just over a decade ago, and, although the quality has less clarity, some of the more recent recordings BRUCE GILBERT has produced. But, as subtle as it may seem, EXPOSE YOUR EYES inject one hell of a lot more treatment into this. It's blurry and indistinct, yes, but a recording of more clarity wouldn't have the same background wallpaper charm as this. Later on they combine stolen snatches from old films (always fun to play 'spot the movie') with footsteps which pace around in sinister, ghostly circles. From here it heads into Serial Killer territory including what sounds like a Radio Play with ED GEIN; and interview with a killer and other documentaries. And this side of the tape ends with a chilling piece of prose straight from the mouth of someone who killed his own mother, and is powerful enough to justify owning a copy of this album.
The second side - "Governing 666" - starts of with a very clever vocal piece featuring an American President, I think GEORGE BUSH - being cautious about sending a military force into Bosnia. Not sure whether this is a cut up or a sample, but it jacks backwards and forwards quite cleverly, making insane comment about the madness of war. Later on it appears that JOHN PEEL forms into a kind of clumsy rhythmic piece. Various politicians prove themselves sufficiently slimy for those in doubt; announcers talk on a variety of different subjects which we could mainly only guess at. All the while this jerky, hit-and-miss dialogue is accompanied by throbbing ampnoise, overblown guitar noise and blown electronics. These experiments eventually give way to great noise structures - not as hard or provocative as their Japanese counterparts, but it does have it's savage moments.

There're a whole lot of Industrial Culture cliches here - ranting Evangelists, 'found' voices constantly in the background, Serial Killers, walls of angry cacophony - it kinda sounds like Talk Radio caught between stations, with very subtle electr(on)ic noises input into the warm soothing backdrop of sounds.

I personally found the first side a lot easier to get along with, although the second has some intriguing processes goin' on.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.