ORGASM + ZYRTAX: DNA LOOPS
CD: SSSM 107
The stench of lies
It becomes convenient
The stairway continues
master of disorientating disaster returns for another crack at wiping
out the brain cells with this split release with Zyrtax. A convention
full of psychiatrists would have a field day trying to analyse what makes
this artist tick. He’s a walking breathing conundrum. On the one
hand some of the music on "DNA Loops" is accessible and acceptable
with hints of a tune here and there. By the same turn other pieces just
beggar belief as they smash head long into an avant-garde concrete quagmire.
Sigmund Freud could have written a huge thesis on Contagious Orgasm’s
work and still be none the wiser as to how his mind works.
Having been around the music scene for nearly 20 years, time has not calmed
down Contagious Orgasm’s excesses. Growing old disgracefully and
proud of the badge of indolence worn proudly on the chest. This mailed
collaboration is very much in the same vein as the "Crosses Deeply"
release with Telepherique. Clicks and cuts, repeated samples, controlled
rhythmic dynamics, touches of noise frequencies, speeded up / slowed down
tempos, distorted electronics, fucked up voices, cut and paste sounds
and adventurous sound sculptures all make an appearance. Some very welcome.
Some akin to a visit by the Jehovah’s Witnesses to your house. Over
the fourteen tracks of "DNA Loops" there is a monolithic musical
experience just waiting to be discovered. Taking a random letter from
the dictionary…in this case ‘C’…the following
sums up the music adequately: Confusing, childish, challenging, contradictory,
convoluted, commendable, calamitous, changeable, coherent.
The upshot is that "DNA Loops" is very much an acquired taste.
The sheer experimental nature of the recording can make for really heavy
going. There were times when I groaned inwardly as the artists attempted
to test my perseverance to the max as they played around manipulating
the sounds before reassembling some form of balance to the recording.
Intricate musical patterns mixing it up with dumb enthusiasm for intolerance
ahoy. If you have a backbone made of sterner stuff then there’s
plenty to love about "DNA Loops". Others may find it appealing
as a Jehovah’s Witnesses pamphlet. Watchtower alert. Watchtower
Orgasm] / [SSSM]
Orgasm + Government Alpha: [Heartstrings]
Congatious Orgasm + Telepherique: [Crosses
Telepherique + Congatious Orgasm