PROTECT REAL LOVE: STAGE 03
CDR: Self-Release 
Wheel Of Fortune
Fred created Condoms Protect Real Love in the summer of 2004. This is
the third release under this name that Fred has released onto the world.
Uncle Fred is not a nice uncle. No trips to the boating lake or presents
from this guy without a fee being paid. Uncle Fred is the sleazy grubby
family member that no-one speaks about. His past is too torrid and sordid
to retell. Don’t sit on his knee. His wandering hands problem might
flare up again. Girl or boy. Makes no difference to Uncle Fred. All fresh
smelling meat in the end. Maybe everyone is wrong about Uncle Fred. Maybe
he is kind of heart and clean of mind. Only he knows and he’s not
The music comes then as a bit of a shock. Featuring 7 tracks on a 54 minute CDR of Industrial rock circa early Ministry crossed with The Swans through to power electronics and black ambience Uncle Fred covers all the bases. Vocals are at best distorted going onto unintelligible. When he lets his hair down…assuming he has any…and rocks he happily rips it up in a way that readers of Kerrang / Metal Hammer / Terroriser would wet themselves to. When he moves away into the more darker side with the noise and ambience it comes as a complete bolt out of the blue. Giving people like Fire in the Head a run for their money his pieces are suitably dark and disturbing soundscapes. Uncle Fred also likes to incorporate lots of different samples into his music which helps proceedings along nicely.
problem…albeit a minor one…is does Uncle Fred really know
who he is? Is he a rocker? Or is he a dark / power noise instigator? The
two facets of Uncle Fred sit uneasily next to and bleed into each other.
This confusing mixture leaves more questions than answers. Just as we
question whether Uncle Fred is a pathetic sicko or a truly nice sweet
guy. "Stage 03" leaves the perceptions and answers up to you
to decide. Hopefully "Stage 04" will reveal more in the Condoms
Protect Real Love evolution and open the mind of Uncle Fred for even closer
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CPRL: [Stage 04]