The Sentinel

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Nurse With Wound — Beetle Crawls Across My Back

Really, really great fan-made video to accompany this NWW track (which made it onto the compilation ‘Automating Volume Three) that totally fits into the bands ‘zone’. The track is a menacing piece of Exotica that has the wonderful Diana Rogerson on fine, fine form. Rogerson is the Sentinel’s true femme fatale of underground music; with a voice more chilling (and less affected) than Dagmar Krause or Diamanda Galas.

Melvins – Interstellar Overdrive

Melvins cover the classic Barrett-era Floyd track with great gusto.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – The Blimp (mousetrapreplica)

One of the many wonderful pieces from the Trout Mask Replica jigsaw; this time with the music actually being played by The Mothers of Invention whilst a Magic Band member delivers the vocals via the medium of telephone. Wonderful stuff.

The Slits – Typical Girls

Angular, scratchy Punky reggae by the best in the business; from their classic 1979 debut ‘Cut’.

God – Soul Fire

Grindcore, Jazz Skronk, and Psyche Rock blended together in a heady brew from this UK act. Like Dark Magus-era Miles on a steady diet of Painkiller, Swans, and Napalm Death. From the bands tough as nails 1992 album ‘Possession’.

Warmduscher – Yolk Buns U.S.A

Excellent trash from 2015 from the UK’s hopefully-soon-to-be-big(ish) Warmduscher.

Paranoid London – BBC Radio 1 Live Session @ Maida Vale Studios 2016

Excellent Acid House from this London crew back in 2016.


Foetus Inc – Free James Brown (So He Can Run Me Down)

When 1990’s ‘Butterfly Potion’ EP came out and there was a song on it called ‘Free James Brown (So He Can Run Me Down)’, one hoped it would become the anthem of the year. After all, it was totally current due to the Godfathers incarceration following a 2 day car chase by the US police force, and the title was perfection. However, two things would stop it being the anthem it deserved. One, it was by Jim ‘Foetus’ thirlwell, and he was far too rooted in the underground for anyone but the hardened to actually notice his latest release. Secondly, the song in question is 4 and a half minutes of uncompromising Noise Rock heavily influenced by LSD. What Jimmy creates on the whole of the ‘Butterfly Potion’ EP (as well as elsewhere), is a vicious, ridiculously aggressive psychedelia. This, the third and final track on the release, is a whirlwind of fuzzed out noise, clattering metal percussion, and Jim’s addled sneering vocals. The middle section with all of the distorted JB samples is to be heard to be believed, and is a great launching pad for the drums and horn samples kicking back in with terrifying style. It’s a shame that an album didn’t come along with more material akin to this EP. In fact, Thirlwell has gone on record as saying that not recording an album on the back of ‘Butterfly Potion’ was one of his biggest regrets.

Guru Guru – Meaning of Meaning

Some spaced out “hairy” Kraut from the bands 1971 album ‘Hinten’. This band are much maligned by the Kosmische elitists (all praise Can/Faust/NEU!/Cluster/Kraftwerk), but their early albums, whilst not reaching the heights of aforementioned A listers, are certainly not in the realms of Jane, Birth Control, et al. This is still more Kraut than Blues Rock etc. Dive in.

Paul Schütze – Sacred Agent

4th world Electronica from Paul Schütze’s 1992 album ‘New Maps Of Hell’. This is the sound of a digital rainforest; all humidity and moist pixels.

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