GF93 The Bloody Bastard Remixes
By Marcus Pan
Opening with unimpressive,
scratchy, overdone experimentalism with the Bloody Butcher Mix of
Demonology, GF93s The Bloody Bastard Remixes are an example
of already-mish mashed music remixed into even more mish-mashyness.
Tracks from GF93s OSR and Convulse All
Star albums were offered Internet style on file sharing networks worldwide,
for a bunch of underground folks to pick up and attempt to make the tracks
sound even more amateurish. Trustpay (Meltskin mix) offers an
interesting rap-style vocal dirge, but the backing music rarely meshes with the
spit vocals. Eight Years (Loozoo Remix) opens with washed out vocals and
rhythmic static to complete an unremembered vision of fruitlessness. Joining
high-strain guitars playing stuff Ive already heard on higher strings
segues into industrial cliché lyrical content.
Bring Further Signification (Srub Mix) is similar in
that it is moved by nothing more than static rhythms and repetitive vocal
spits. Lesive (Lay Down Mix) gets a bit interesting with its swaps
between high and low tones, but doesnt hold me well enough. Christ
Buck-RU (404 File Not Found Mix) gets fucking annoying. Thats about
all Ill say about that one.
Theres not much more I can add as we move along. More
fast-paced staticy rhythms and boorish 404 loops with Earthagram, and it
just keeps going unchanging, boring, uneventful. Then the Vanguard XL
Remix of 25 Times Fire Devastates tries to get all
experimental-ambient on us at outset (the blarrghy vocals doesnt help the
ambience much) and slides in yet another boring 404 drum loop over background
ambient washes that dont coalesce even slightly creating a muddy mixture
None of the tracks here strike me as being memorable or even
fresh and new as far as the experimental/industrial genre goes. Its just
another basement band making basement level music with basement equipment.
Its standard fare 404 drum loops, static effects and blasé lyrical
content overdone by remixing from wanna-be music hacks. Very uninteresting at
best, downright annoying at worst.
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