Monday, 29 June 2009

Dinamo Zagreb
graffiti courtesy the 'Bad Blue Boys' of the Trnje district

Hobo in my pocket #27

from the Vanity Project archive (#15, August 2005)

a.P.A.t.T. – (L.P.) (Lowsley Sound/Apehat)
Hidden well beyond the main body of this debut long-player, around track 66, after a number of short and silent pieces (things are too deliberate and heavy on the mise en scene in the a.P.A.t.T. world for these to be referred to as gaps), is around half an hour of haunted chanting that echoes off the cold stone floors of the cathedral but also captures the spiriting power of deepest African vocal ceremony en route. It is mesmerising, particularly after the J-pop, post-rock, glam-booted, hardwarin’, hardcore, lounge funk suffocating, homicidal frenzied, Ubu-dub, Dali-esque death metal juxtapositions of ‘(L.P.)’ Proper. Some might have it that this is music off the beaten track but, if anything, these tracks are often beaten, cuffed and slapped into serene obedience. At one moment it can be lucid and collected, at another panicked into extreme violence. This machine takes hostages.

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