Linija Schuma 
1-3: Kriki Navjich
4: Live Performance 16-10-03 at St. Petersburg
Putyan Hororo Yenobeka
for your aural delight we have the latest two releases on CDr from Misery,
who hail from the spud and tractor motherland that is Russia, on the Linija
Schuma label. This label, like so many springing up these days, is
very much a home self produced affair but with production values that
would put many of the majors to shame.
The music of Misery is difficult to categorise but if you took early Einsturzende
Neubauten, added some MZ.412,
a dash of NON
and a smattering of Fetisch Park then you get some idea as to what they
sound like. Then again at times they sound nothing like the groups mentioned
and work within their own distinctive style giving their music an originality
and vitality which is to be admired. "Kriki" consists of 4 tracks,
including one live from St Peterburg, and "V" has six tracks
with both CDRs clocking in at over 60 minutes each. Rhythmic machine structures
sit easily next to pieces of clanking metal and wires whilst electronic
waves bubble away in the background. A dour mournful voice intones something
or other in Russian and your expectations increase as the recordings continue
to move onto a completely different musical tangent.
Anyone with a passion for modern 'Industrial' style music really should
seek out both these recordings immediately. Please. Do it now. I realy
cannot recommend these recordings highly enough. What I find incredible
is that a band like Misery will remain a cult act whilst certain labels
keep churning out dross that has no right to be released. If there is
any justice then surely someone will pick up on this band and give them
the recognition they fully deserve. In the meantime you can buy both CDRs
for just £10.00, including UK postage, from Cheeses International.
Contact Steve and enjoy.