Genres: diy, noise, experimental
30 West St.
Hadley MA 01035
May 19 - 25 2003
a highly important and mind-shatteringly attractive person, not to
mention the editor of an amazing music e-zine, I've come across
some pretty bizarre music over the past few years. If I had to
count all the noise-drenched freak-outs, drunk singer/songwriters, and
sex-crazed wannabe backstreet boys I've come across in my life, well,
I'd probably have about ten - but that's still a lot!
Anyhow, what I'm getting at here is that Styrofume's brand
of electrified, ultra-modified music is one of the most bizarre
musical concoctions I've ever had the pleasure of opening my p.o. box
to find. And for that I am grateful. Legplant is a noisy
bucket of globby experimentalism, characterized by electronic
abstraction, inaudible lyrics, and perverse liner notes
("Sometimes i just had too much blood in my stomach. it
would mix with my post nasal drip & i would vomit on my
gear. it was beautiful"). The songs aren't so much
"songs" as they are explosive outbursts of unbarred
noise. There isn't a melody in sight.
Now obviously this is very a challenging sort of music. Legplant
is a highly
conceptual release, and those expecting any sort of accessibility will
be sorely disappointed. But for the loyal few diy
experimentalists out there, Legplant will make a fun, if zany, ride.
14 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2003]