Blue Spectrum # 4: Patterns Grown Like Crabgrass

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"Another intriguing package from Brum’s Blue Spectrum. The zine cradles a selection of ‘cut ‘n paste’ collages from Mr Blue and the occasional photo-copy blurr/photo shot from some of the other collaborators. I’m no expert but I’m guessing the zine as we know it is celebrating it’s 40th birthday right about now. But there’s no grey hairs or paunch for this slim-hipped package…it crackles with punk energy and sticky edges. As for the disc, there’s 17 jokers on here all pumping it hard and bursting forth with variations on scorched-earth noise, rusty-metal-clanging noise, throat curdling noise and black ambient noise. For reasons beyond my ken there seems to be a hard drinking theme to this comp; it all starts off pleasant enough but before long you’re wobbling on your heels and puking down someone’s neck. A guilty knee tremble round the back then it’s nosh first into some deep-fried nightmare. Most notable mentions go to the Gas Mask Horse for recording a bouncer’s dark thoughts pre kick-off, Yol for an increasingly unhinged closing time lament (to Kebabs it seems), Kapali Carsi’s subtle mic bumble that wanders into sound poetry, Robert Ridley Shackleton’s enraged ripping sound stretched low and slow and the extra-violent, knuckle duster kerfuffle from Blue Spectrum himself. There’s over an hour of sub-underground noise and drone in this sleek edition of 50. Don’t wait ‘til they ring last orders."
Joe Murray (Posset)

"The release runs the gamut from psych folk improv to harsh noise to tape experiment to analogue electronics – some excellent and thought-provoking, others soporific. The random function of the control room’s CD player landed on this lo-fi home recording of kitchen appliances, cutlery and spastic barking vocals. Truly delirious."
Brian Beaudry (Vehscle)

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released October 22, 2013

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Blue Spectrum UK

An anything goes experimental music label based in West Midlands UK. We like skronk, vaporwave, dark ambient, HNW, musique concrete, goregrind and just about everything else.

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