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The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

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I first learned of The Body when they released All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood in 2010, I was intrigued but not convinced. This has changed with the release of No One Deserves Happiness. I read this article: 5 Electronic Albums That Taught the Body How to Make Noise-Metal. I took a listen. And one more. And I was hooked. It dawned on me how conservative metal, punk and grindcore has become. If you stray from the formula, you’re scorned and ridiculed. But for fuck’s sake. There is no evil in bringing studio musicians, guest singers and studio wizardry into the creation of your music. Even if you are doing extreme metal/noise. It’s a common belief among metalheads, grindfreaks and punks that they are progressive and open minded, but it is nothing more than a (false) self image.

Now go, have a listen, and let The Body blow your mind!!

https://www.discogs.com/The-Body-No-One-Deserves-Happiness/release/8260496

 

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Kazumoto Endo/Penis Geyser – Split

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Well well well… Some sick shite going on here. Kazumoto Endo delivers a harshish noise track, and does a very good job of it. Penis Geyser is a noisegrind band from Ohio, that has released some excellent split 7″s during the last 5 years.

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I like both artists a lot, and was stoked at the news of them doing a split, I like splits with bands of different genres. I haven’t been able to track down a video featuring this particular release, so here are some other stuff from these madmen.

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Delightfully brown vinyl too.

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http://www.discogs.com/Kazumoto-Endo-Penis-Geyser-Split/release/6806158

Jenny Hval – Innocence Is Kinky

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“That night, I watched people fucking on my computer”

Jenny Hval is a Norwegian singer. I don’t know much about her. I got the heads up on her from a post on facebook by Lasse Marhaug, who praised her. As I have a habit of delving into artists mentioned by artists I like (it all began when Limahl mentioned Prince in an interview…. (sic)), I gave Jenny Hval a listen, and was rather intrigued. Her sound is a strange dreamy/nightmarish poppy noisy experimental avantgarde one.

Her voice is soft at times and crooked and evil at times. I suggest you take a listen. Innocence Is Kinky is her second album, and well worth your time. Beware – it’s a grower!

http://www.discogs.com/Jenny-Hval-Innocence-Is-Kinky/release/4829675

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