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Comforter

Koff Koff

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"This disc is apparently a "remix" of the album Hush Money by russian noise act Comforter. I have heard nothing of either project outside of this record, so I have no clue how liberal Koff Koff have been with the material, but I get the feeling that their rendition is totally different from the original slab of sound. I'd also be willing to bet some lesser organs that the surgery was undergone for the most part via a computer, as the blood stains here are rather digital.

I'm a sucker of muddy modulations and rapid pitch shifting synths, and there is more than enough skipping and synth mod tweakery on this bastard to keep my ears a perkin with just the right amount of spastic energy and ADD aesthetic to keep my brain and heart from performing their constant threat of atrophy too. The only problem I have here is that I would have preferred audio be split into different tracks instead of one 40 minute mammoth. That and the last 10 minutes drag a bit off ass, due to the excessive repetition. But those minor gripes aside, this is a good slab of digital noise that- unlike a large percentage of remix cds- doesn't suck. I should mention too that this is limited to 50 copies and that the packaging kicks ass- a transparent black and clear plastic sleeve with a similar insert- go get a copy now before they fade into oblivion." Royce Icon, Industrial.org

"Ah yet another new Label popping up in the world of Harsh noise and Industrial music. This scene is growing more DIY by the moment and it makes me more happy each day. This one pissed off release if the 1st few minutes has anything to say about it. Harsh noise mixed with electro chaos. I really think the apocalypse would sound slightly more friendly. Its a 40 min assault to the ears and scenes. Comes packaged in a very nice Film / Transpanency styled package. If your a fan of Goat, BDN, I:G and the noiser works of Emil then this is totally for you. I would highly recommend this to you all of you." Beauty And Pain Webmag.

"Apparently this collaborative effort consists of Russian noise act Comforter remixing source material from Koff Koff. The result is one 40-minute track of chaotic harsh noise dominated by scattered electronic sounds. Now, make of this statement what you will, but to be as honest as humanly possible this is one of those releases where the visual presentation puts me off and disinterests me from the start, and I can't help but hone in on that. The packaging stinks. The CD-R comes in a clear sleeve with transparency inserts, but all you get are black rectangles and pixilated text. Nothing else. It's incredibly boring and quite shoddy. Transparencies can be cool and all, but just the fact that they're used doesn't make something creative or different. And as I've stated before, artwork is a critical component of noise music. With nothing but 40 minutes of random distortion, blips, whirrs, rumbles, crashes, cascading waves of feedback or warbled vibrato (and then some), and a title of "Hush Hush Money" to go on, what is one supposed to make of this work? What's supposed to be provoking any kind of a thought or response? Because, really, the audio component's not really doing so much. It's not so bad, mind you. I like the depth of the recording, which effectively balances a thick grit against a certain detailed bite - not too clean, not too raw. But beyond that, it's a jumble of constantly shifting sounds for 40 minutes. That's all there is to it. Is there variety? Yes and no. Yes, a wide variety of approaches are represented, but they're represented in spurts of seconds apiece, so the track as a whole is really pretty one-sided and not very atmospheric or moving at all. I wouldn't necessarily go so far as to call it "lighthearted", but there is an air about it that seems less serious than I prefer. Granted on rare occasions a nice crunching loop or dissonant hum, or maybe some blaringly in your face distortion might creep in and add some sort of feeling to the track, but the character of the common tones and the track as a whole is one that prevents the frenzied pace from being one that comes off as aggressive in any way. So, in all truth, I can only say that this is a very unassuming release all around. Take 10 minutes of this material (give or take) and slap it on a 7" with an immeasurably more creative and engaging package and you'd have something, but in this state? Not so much." Andrew, Fall Of Because