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Starving Weirdos

"Absolute Freedom" 7"

Abandon Ship

Genre: experimental, noise, lo-fi

Manila, California

Nov 21, 2008

I don't know how much California's Starving Weirdos have had to eat, but they're certainly far west of normal. Side A of their charming Absolute Freedom frisbee offers up gritty atmospheric no-wave in the form of an eerie death march augmented by harsh noise shavings. It's unsettling but beautiful - the type of noise that belongs on vinyl. Side B, "Mt. Josephet," is haunting, rhythmic avant-ism; this time a percussive rattle accompanies wind-whistling and a feedback drone. These two tracks will sound best blasted through an empty warehouse, but a good pair of headphones will do. As it is, Starving Weirdos are bizarre and abstract, but they are more atmospheric and less inaccessible than many of their noisy ilk. I dig.

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Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 2 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2008]