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Wiring Dept. early 1986 copyright 157w

CYRNAI - CHARRED BLOSSOMS Mind Matter Records

An extremely interesting record. Industrial format. Some East Indian music. The wheels of a skateboard crashing into a brick wall inside a tunnel, and blood. An empty kitchen, where the tap drips all night. Screaming in panic, a rat trapped in an oven door. The smell of bread baking.

The noise plus the notes of a wooden flute equals the music of this record. Sounds and words mixed in a grinder to pulp and strained, unclothed and bare. Two hands mixing dried beans in an aluminum can to an unbroken rhythm.

For each drum beat scattered, are a layer of low distorted vocals, as if a knife is cutting raindrops in half. Tape loops. The sound of a doorbell. And the beautiful sirens of a fire engine at 4 in the morning. Unusual graphics. Great cover. Intense and pulsing. Kefer Dewyer

Typed by Cheryl Vega 6-24-94


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