a few years late, but a wonderful review of Hot Troche from Downtown Music Gallery: HOT TROCHE - Yopaakuyu With Me (Illegal Art 110, USA) From the same label that brought you the amazing Steinski reissues, Illegal Art digs out a mysterious young secret from Japan known as Hot Troche. Hot Troche aka Ryohei Kobayashi, is a maniacal musician utilizing electronics and his mouth (literally the sound of his mouth) as main instruments birthing a music so compelling it confuses and pleases at the same time. Hyper-active fragmented discordant grooves ooze out of this sophomore release which bring me great happiness. You can hear the machines fight him, sometimes gag him, but all in good fun. You will not know whether you should sit down to absorb on headphones or to crank this up and boogie down; both are suitable and enjoyable! If anyone had any queries about what dimension the early Boredoms stuff resides in or if Yximalloo and Adachi Tomomi has been influencing the young, the answer is here my friend. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! -Chuck Bettis/DMG
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Friday, June 05, 2009
an example of some of "the bran flakes" alerts that i get from google alerts: "He has decided he loves the bran flakes in Raisin Bran NOT the raisins. He might be the only toddler in America with that opinion. I'll take it. He loves his milk. We buy Horizan Organic, with the cow on the front. ..."
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Philo T. Farnsworth runs Illegal Art and posts random things here.