DUST OFF: Various – Privileged Frames For Reference (V/Vm Test Records 0002) – þ/10
Back off, keep off – this bunch has to be isolated from the society because it’s not music. It’s terror. And it’s error. V/Vm is like 100-watt light bulb that attracts all kinds of weird insects. Purgatorian parasites and bugs gone berserk crash your ear canals and paint their graffitis inside: “V/vm was here“. You get no sleep after listening to this mayhem.
Alien Porno Midgets swing the hula hoop on „High Altitude Over Hawaii“ but then Japanese Industrial Agents give with a metal hop a pre-taste of what is coming. Oleg Satichenko’s „Emissions From Reactor Room 17“ is an insane noise orgy from the Tchernobyl epicentre that is madly playing with low frequencies and human tolerance. „Clean“ by Mild Man Jan is a upbuilding, drone-assisted cyberdance and after a short alien conversation a more joyful laptop music with Rephlex influences by Brioche Kretzaal rounds up the A-side.
Noisy breakbeat opens the B-side, folllowed by Sherpa’s “Expedition”: Not music but a mode of being with spooky voice fragements and sounds that are uttered by the space garbage. Before the end, Mild Man Jan, who is not a mild man at all, throws in some solid BPMs again. Spheric sounds round off the release that in its entirety shakes you. Uh-uh…
The record is from 1996 but sounds very fresh.