VOMIT ARSONIST: AXIOM
CD: Voidstar Productions 
Ltd x 50
Skin Boiled Alive
Fucker Put A
Plastic Booze Factory
name gives the game away. Vomit Arsonist. A spewing puking fire starter.
Twisted fire starter. Those who think that the music on "Axiom"
will be 9 tracks of James…you’re beautiful…Blunt guitar
twanging romantic guff need their heads examined pronto. Vomit! Arsonist!
The words practically spell out the type of music in huge bloody letters.
NOISE. POWER ELECTRONICS. Feel the pain. Wallow in the mire. Go on the
highway to Hell. Get your kicks on Route 666. Not all though is as it
first seems. Dig deeper and stay the course and things take strange unexpected
turns not previously signposted. More of that later. But first…
The Vomit Arsonist is one Andy Grant from Providence RI USA and "Axiom"
is his debut CDR release, limited to only 50 copies on the Voidstar Productions
record label. The nine tracks have a running time of under 68 minutes
and comprise titles such as ‘Like Skin Boiled Alive’,
‘Fucker Put A’, ‘Plastic Booze Factory’
which give a nice feel for the music. Although a predominately Power noise
recording "Axiom" does try to be different by incorporating
some acoustic experimental and drone / beat driven aspects throughout
the work which is appreciated. If I have to live through another turgid
noise only release I swear I’ll kill some fucker you mark my words.
Luckily "Axiom" is an enjoyable enough excursion into the realms
of high deafening aural torture without me resorting to such desperate
measures. Andy also scores highly on my like-o-metre by putting in a South
Park sample…Cartman is God…which tickled me no end. Easily
pleased I know but it’s the little things that count when separating
the wheat from the chaff.
As debuts go "Axiom" shows a certain promise for future releases.
Andy could possibly do with curtailing the extreme passages…two
a penny and very old hat…and concentrate more on the experimental
vibrancy he’s shown on here which I found more pleasing than the
- even if they are acceptable -‘wall of growling sound’ escapades.
As it is the collectors of power electronics music have someone else to
add to their growing wish lists of ‘must hears’ and won’t
be disappointed in this effort. A name for the future? Definitely. Watch
Vomit Arsonist] / [Voidstar