Wadge – The End of Ethnology (cd 2016)
My relationship with Wadge goes back about 10-12 years, I was (and am) very much into drum-machine-driven grindcore, and as you might be aware, Wadge is exactly that.
At one point, I contacted Wadge via their MySpace, and was very excited to actually get an answer from Paul Wadge. We agreed to make a split between Wadge and my band Kusari Gama Kill, and Jay Randall of Agoraphobic Nosebleed fame agreed to release it on a new label he was planning, namely Grindcore Karaoke. The split was never made, but Paul and I kept in touch. He is a very nice man, and I still hope to shake hands with him one day.
Wadge has had a Tiki-theme going on for quite some time now, and it has been good fun, and great grind. But on this new album called The End of Ethnology, and is 100% Tiki-Free. As the liner notes go:
“This album is for those who value the ability to freely speak your mind over the modern worry of tiptoeing through the misguided muck of feelings. The anti-fascists have become the fascists. Modern day witch hunters trampling through life with stakes in their eyes. Redefining language and soothsaying thought. No one is immune from their delusional social arson, but only you can decide whether or not you burn. Stop, drop and roll, motherfuckers.
This album is for our comrades around the world. Oceans and miles separate us, but the affinity for this wretched filth keeps us close.”
Musically this is Wadge in top-shape. The songs are lean and hungry snippets of grind. I love the production too, the best sounding Wadge record I know of.
I urge you to acquire this slap of plastic before it is sold out. Mortville has released it, and you can get it at the link below.
All there’s left to say, is: Take it sleazy, all the breast.
Ever since new years eve, I have played a game by myself, for myself and with myself. The rules are sketchy but goes a bit like this:
Every day in 2016, I have to decide what band, genre or theme my main listening will consist of that day.
Since it’s my own game, I get to bend the rules as I see fit. For what it’s worth here follows my list of Listening Dogma in January:
0102 Butthole Surfers
0103 UKHC 1985-1989
0104 Noisecore and Noisegrind
0105 Records with Lee Dorrian on vocal duty
0106 Venom and Bathory
0107 Bolt Thrower
0108 Vastum, Coffins and Immortal
0109 Records associated with Jake and Mason of Reeking Cross (Enemy Soil, Jesus Of Nazareth, Exploding Meth Lab, Triac, Shit On Command)
0111 Music released by Relapse Records – this changed to David Bowie when I learned of his death (R.I.P.).
0112 Stereo Total
0113 Destruction, Sodom & Kreator
0115 Slough, Gore Beyond Necropsy and Last Days Of Humanity
0116 sunn o)))
0117 Garage rock
0118 Swedish metal
0119 80’s remix and 12″
0120 Fear Of God, Messiah, Triptychon and Celtic Frost
0121 Agoraphobic Nosebleed artist radio on Spotify
0122 Relapse Records Grindcore mix on Spotify
0123 Black Sabbath
0124 Warsore, Insect Warfare and Wormrot
0125 All things Danny Lilker
0126 Records released in 2006
0127 Remix EP’s
0128 Moon Duo artist radio on Spotify
0129 Fast Japanese music
0131 Extreme Noise Terror, Lärm & Heresy
Listening continues in February. Feel free to send med suggestions to what to listen to.