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'Heavy on th' Gunk 1' Cassette (dihd)
This is a tape comp of garbage rock / noise groups spanning the US east coast from Florida all the way up to New England. Most of the bands use super lo-fi / fucked recording methods...like straight to boombox or glitched-out broken shit. KANG BUCKET sounds like a budget version of that old Nintendo game, F-Zero. FAT YOUTH played noisy-ass hardcore. HUMAN ADULT BAND blasts out a circulating grunge-style riff while some maniac howls over it. It's a true assault on the eardrums (in a good way) from the lowest of lo-fi noise. It also includes TRANSIT MOTHER, HAVES AND THIRDS, RUSSIAN MAGNETS and LOCAL TEEN. Top quality bullshit. (9 songs cassette, lyrics not included)
-Greg, MAXIMUMROCKNROLL June 2016
Compilation of what I assume to be New Jersey bands with connections to the long-running Human Adult Band. Almost impossible to know, of course, but the music ranges from a drunken semi-acoustic blues readymade and femme-throated volk moves to minimal electronics and the fully juiced avant garage raunch-skronk for which The Human Adult Band are known. Proof of life in the Greater New Brunsiwick region. Again.
-Byron Coley, Size Matters, WIRE May 2016