Tarsier (NUTE011)

by German Army

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Nute's cassette campaign continues with 42 minutes of 4am headphone insomniac creepiness from L.A.'s German Army, currently upsetting the senior citizens of the audio equipment world with their limited tapes.

The German Army's weather-beaten bleeps and whooshes duck and dive the constant fire of a drum machine, fighting in terrible conditions under clouds of murk and various levels of fidelity. Atmospheric and rhythmic cues are taken from early Suicide and Cluster (and from even further into the past) and are coupled with unsettling vocal intonations sometimes reminiscent of Genesis P-Orridge, though without the Brum accent or breast implants.

When a snatch of melody cautiously peeps out from the trench such as the funky synth-disco line on 'Miles Davis Catalog' or the mangled 78rpm warblings sampled on 'Ox Cart', the ride is not made any less uncomfortable. Multiple decades of showbiz entertainers are exhumed and forced to perform their last encore together in the dystopian surroundings of 2012 until being fed into the G.A. grinder before your very ears.

Any body parts remaining intact from the album's 8 tracks were then handed to Whirling Hall Of Knives to construct their own re-animated audio abomination, making unwholesome use of the remaining 10 minutes of a length of magnetic tape that just wishes it was left alone to hiss quietly...

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released November 22, 2012

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