Genres: noise, experimental, psychedelic noise
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April 20 - 27 2002
you thought "continuous mix" CDs were only for those trendy
trance and house labels. Well, not anymore; here, Paradise Camp 23 has
crafted a nice little a mix album of the various artists on the
Mandragora roster. And Mandragora certainly isn't a "trance"
label - although the music may sometimes put you into a trance. In
fact, Mandragora is a noise label - a "pure psychedelic
noise" label to be exact.
Each of the five tracks on this album are excellent - if you listen
carefully, you can hear bits of noise from the likes of Crackhouse,
Rezanate, and even the fantastically named Bull Anus.
But chances are, all you'll notice is noise. Pure, blissful noise.
However, this is less harsh than most noise out there. Instead of the
traditional Merzbow-esque abrasive stuff, this album comforts
your ears with ambience, soundscapes, and even some warm guitar
This is music for the less harsh-oriented noise fan. If you want
your ears to bleed, look elsewhere. If you're up for something calmer,
go out and snatch this album up.