COALITION FOR A BETTER TOMORROW: S/T
CDR: Apop Records APOP017 [2006]


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Someone somewhere has to take responsibility. Someone has to own up and admit that maybe, just maybe, the idea of putting a CD release out in a petri dish filled with gunky wax was pretty fucking dumb. Worse than dumb in fact as the review copy that I received was still coated with the shit. How the fuck it managed to play is down to technology with lasers and a lot of luck. There was supposed to be enclosed artwork within it but I think the gunky shit must have swallowed it up. 10 out 0f 10 for originality. 2 out of 10 for the actual execution. Mind you it could be much worse. If you live in the land of the free your copy comes submerged in agar where all the art work is grown on using a mix of bacteria, phage and antibiotics. Enough about the presentation. AP is more concerned about the music and…concerned I most definitely am. Concerned about my sanity after falling emphatically for these 8 tracks. Concerned about the sanity of the participating artists who gave life to this monster. The guilty have names. They are D.N of the Eugenics Council, Andrew Seal of Praying for Oblivion /Tote Stadt and Scott Nydegger and Paul Beauchamp from Sikhara.

Remember them and carve their names with pride.

Featuring live and collaboration pieces Coalition For A Better Tomorrow go where eagles fear to tread. They soar in the majestic undercurrents of freeform experimental music where the music dictates in which direction they will next head. Yeah…lets bang on that fucking drum and do some chants. Fuck it…hit the cunts with some circular saws and wacky electronic splurges. Hit the glass, speak in tongues, throw out some distortion, let’s all swear, hit some metal, hammer on the oil cans…oh man I’ve got the rhythm…smack, smack, smack…get it on…bang that fucking gong…ding dong…squeal, squeal, parp, parp, thank you and goodnight Velvet Lounge. You’ve been a great crowd.

To hear improvised old Industrial music crossed with tribal rhythms and out and out experimental mental escapades played with such passion and gusto is a utterly unbelievable listening experience. This bunch of artists aren’t playing around. They are the real deal and although you feel the chaos ensuing it’s all controlled to the nth degree. The music they create is so together and vibrant that you wish you had been there to see it played out for yourself. Someone get these nutters in a studio proper and let’s see what they can really do.

Coalition for a better Tomorrow will have you bopping along to their tune and I happily got carried away with them. Euphoric music for those who seek something different that goes against the grain.

ANM


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