V/A Anomalous Silencer No. 6
By Marcus Pan
It has come. The worst marketed, worst
packaged, worst made and worst sounding music compilation CD in the
history of the planet. It arrived on my desk from my friends at the Detroit
Electronica Coalition, who has supplied me with the D[electronic]T(1)
compilations (I received the 3rd of this series along with this) which
Ive really liked. I dont know if the DEC wanted to fuck with me,
piss me off or just ruin my attitude but along with it came this dirty
old cardboard-book with a CD on the last semi-card stock page.
Anomalous Silencer No. 6 is frightening. Its
frightening that there have been FIVE OTHERS in this series. This
one is from 2003, and I havent received a No. 7 or anything, so Im
hoping that creator Rodek Kopel from the Czech Republik has decided to give up
any attempts at musical creation, compilation or recording and moved to
something like grave digging or maybe food service since then. Thirty seven
horrible clips of nothing more than un-rhythmic, uncreative and utterly useless
noise is what we have here. From some kid in a basement growling into a
microphone (and a badly tuned up mic at that) to some fucking idiot who bangs
on shit in the frenzy of an epileptic crossover
its all here. The
worst shit anyone has EVER bothered to press.
Being this is a compilation, I typically would go track by
track. But I just cant bring myself to do it. I have to protect my
readers from this
the worst music compilation CD in the history of
the planet. Sometimes it will sound like gastro intestinal diseases,
sometimes a car accident, sometimes blips and bleeps and sometimes somebody
will pick their teeth with a bass E string. Thats pretty much the
extent of all of it. Oh and lots of noise. Outside noise, inside noise,
internal noise, combustible noise and destructive noise. Somebody tell these
worldwide idiots that this isnt fucking music and that the next time I
get one of these Im going to go to Germany and beat the shit out of Chaos
Holokaust Massaker (nice spelling), stop by Japan and kick Humberg around and
give the Netherlands The Industrial Wiping System a piece of my
and fist. This just isnt right.
Heres a free hint for Rodek and his cohorts.
Throughout this badly laid out and horribly presented CD case or
book or liner notes or whatever you want to call this
piss colored paper
youll find bits and pieces about the
music on the CD. Allow me to draw your attention to the notes for
track 34, Tonox by the aforementioned Industrial Wiping System. I quote:
Pure improvisation using feedback only. Now heres that free
FEEDBACK IS NOT, IN ANY FORM, AN INSTRUMENT
Dont improvise with it! Instead turn off the feedback
and play the fucking instrument! Theres your free hint to the world at
large who have found themselves contributing to Anomalous Silencer No.
6. Pressing buttons isnt doing shit for you, for me, or for the music
loving public. Kicking amps until they blare feedback isnt making music.
Recording random clips of television and radio broadcasts and banging pots
while doing so isnt creating anything. Instead try and gather
up the 1000 limited edition numbered copies of this piece of shit and burn
them. Please, dont EVER waste my fucking time with a CD like this again.
(1) Volume 1 was reviewed in Legends #95 and Volume 2 in