peeled up for the sake of fruit music 2012

by the slate pipe banjo draggers

lion cheater 03:42


'Great four-track 12-inch EP by The Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers, called Peeled Up For The Sake of Fruit Music 2012. This is the work of Londoner Andy Rowe, and it’s a superb slab of lo-fi grunged up collage-techno nonsense, making a mockery of most beat-based musical genres while still retaining a strong and unignorable rhythm of its own. How does he produce these clanking, heavy, churning rhythms, which are almost like a toy-robot version of drum tracks from Can albums? He seems to be layering together several loops which don’t quite match up, and at times produces the effect of an old Gibson Les Paul being used as a drumkit. Plus there’s plenty of lovely abstract noise, general scruffiness, and obscured sampled voices. The posh Southern lady telling a banal story on the title track becomes a completely surreal personage in this context. Lovely! Last noted the work of this talented multi-media creator with his Prime Bolus Music 2010.' - ed pinsent, the sound projector

'For fear of the band name being misleading, no banjo appears within the 22 minutes of “Peeled Up for the Sake of Fruit.” But, instead, there’s a good bet that some slate pipe does, which gives you a good indication of what to expect from The Slate Pipe Banjo Draggers’ limited LP. The album itself is an enticing and frequently erratic wash of sound that welds field recordings and found sounds to industrial thump and weaving electro textures. Disembodied voices also rise up from the mix, mentioning delayed trains and Anthony Bourdain among other things. At its best, a darker, more urban version of Black to Comm’s “Alphabet 1968” comes to mind, particularly on the skewed, stomping techno burner Lion Cheater.' – ryan potts, experimedia


released July 22, 2012




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