"Bar-BQ Dungeon" CD
Genres: psychedelic noise, experimental, noise
PO Box 936
folks at Mandragora Records claim that their label supplies "pure
psychedelic noise" to the world, and I'd have to say that this is
pretty accurate description. While much noise is constructed of sonic,
harsh orchestras or experimental pops and crackles, Mandragora brings
their noise across in a more hallucinogenic manner. Paradise Camp 23,
one of the label's many impressive outfits, has mastered this
particular style of noise well. For example, "Substance D,"
the opening track, is composed of glitchy, pulsating onslaughts of
feedback, noise, and mysterious voices. Meanwhile, "Hypnogogic"
is (appropriately) hypnotic, featuring throbbing feedback and guitar
fuzz. Altogether, the four long pieces on this album are very
recommended for those interested in experiencing the amazing world of
psychedelic noise. As far as this description goes, though, I find it
hard to explain this album through words.
So what is there to say? Well, if you remove the vowels from "Mandragora,"
you get MNDRGR. Perhaps that series of consonants describes this music
better than any review can.