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june 2010

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Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Mark Flake

"Letter Bomb" CDR

Wood Records

Genres: diy, experimental, hometaper

Wood Records
1604 Central
Dodge City KS
67801 USA

Jul 28 - Aug 3 2003

Letter Bomb is the experimental collaboration of longtime hometapers Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Mark Flake (aka MWF). The music starts off with some sort of pseudo-organization on the opening title-track and the semi-melodic "Retarded Spagetti [sic] Punk," but after that things just go haywire. Not even the brief ballad of noise and guitar doodling, "Tota Via Cum" can prepare you for the forty-nine minute "Toxing for Coco". It's a long, experimental piece featuring Diaz-Infante's stream of consciousness vocals over an ambient experimental sound collage.  Very interesting.

Altogether, this is a nice record for fans of diy experimental material. Ernesto and Mark's Letter Bomb mail project is a true artifact of one of the most underground genres in existence.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2002]