SATANICPORNOCULTSHOP - "Zap Meemees", Sonore
www.sonore.com

While it's so damn easy to dismiss a band like Satanicpornocultshop purely based on the fact they're freak out sampling-crazed audio thieves.
Nowadays, who isn't a thief though. Everyone is stealing material from whoever came before. I get a kick at how some in the industry call this borrowing, almost as if to make the practice more legitimate. On the other hand, I'd always had a deep admiration for what John Oswald did with his Plunderphonics project at the tail end of the 80's. His fuck-you cut'n'paste collage of Michael Jackson's 'Bad' was stupendously hilarious, as was his take on Metallica, Carly Simon, John Zorn, Elvis Presley and so many other popular artists. It was from this point that borrowing became truly an art form. Osaka-based septet, Satanicpornocultshop is deeply initiated in the art of lifting other people's material beyond the point of recognition. Their latest release 'Zap Meemees' features break-neck speed paste-collages that actually resemble a drum'n'bass project rather than something from the plunderphonic genre. Even more so than their predecessor 'Anorexia Gas Balloon', this time around the band is bent on making their brand of spaced-out, freak-out pieces work on the dance floor. More than a few times, I'd found myself bopping my head and moving my hips. Regardless of the sources of their sampled clips, they always end up sounding as if the pieces groove along to a beat of their own. Lots of turntable machinations, tons of electronics, drum machines, tapes, loops, real vocals [from almost every member of the band], toys and fun galore.

'Mutherfacker' is a dandy little ditty that lifts the lyrics straight from Sun Ra's 'Nuclear War'.
While Vina is reading the lyrics [apparently with a straight face], the rest of the band lays down a laid back, static heavy mix that digs directly at your ear drums. '59,054,087 (reprise)' gets my vote for the best smash-up cut'n'paste tune of the year. Its masterful mixing of Bobby Vinton's 'Blue Velvet' [which is nearly unrecognizable] is absolutely fabulous. But then, as an afterthought, the band adds a true chaotic machination of Rolling Stones 'Ruby Tuesday', various Black Sabbath tracks, John Lennon's 'Imagine', Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters', Elton John's 'Rocket Man', Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun', XTC's 'Dear God', Van Halen's 'Jump' and countless others. There's a point at the tail end of this track where your ears can't keep up with the game of 'guess who they're lifting from now'. All hail the new kings of chaos!

Tom Sekowski


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