Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Chin27: Vernon Lenoir "The Rites of Sausage"

The very strange, enchanted composer, sampler-meister and fez wearer who goes by the moniker of Vernon Lenoir has spent the best part of the last decade knocking out consistently inventive and entertaining music on some of the world's most delicious netlabels including UpItUp, WM Recordings, and Egotwister.

He makes uberpopinexcelsis, tearing apart his own angle on pop cultures and slapping them back into his own forms. A sort of Buxtehude of beats, there is profound and irrestible cinematic musicality to the shapes Mr Lenoir makes.
"The Rites of Sausage" is a party album for a hallucinatory end of the world, when everybody has lost their minds and all they see before them are sausages, and visions within those sausages. Inspector Gadget and the Macarena make appearances. The latter transforms by Vernon's alchemy into a Balkan knees-up, while Rome burns. Ozzy Osbourne goes wild in a shopping mall. Simeon of Stylites gives in and throws shapes atop his pillar. The world fragments all around, with joy.

The album features collaborations with Roglok, Ergo Phizmiz, and Satanicpornocultshop. The beautiful artwork is by La Roll, which you can download a hi-res copy of here (6.86mb).

"The Rites of Sausage" is also available in FLAC, right here (204mb).

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Chin26: V/A "Ergo Phizmiz 'The Third Policeman' Remixes"

Mixes and mashes of the music from Ergo Phizmiz's electronic neur-opera vaudeville machine of Flann O'Brien's absurdist classic "The Third Policeman".

Remixers are Jacques Malchance, The Superfools, Erik Bumbledonk, Oblivian Substanshall, Elvis Herod, Lezet, David Fenech, and Blax Box.

"The Third Policeman" opens at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival on August 20th-21st 2011 with more dates in the UK & Europe October - December 2011. Full details of performances (with more to be added) can be found here.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Chin25: Plushgoolash "Soup Tennis"

The absolute blinding UBERPOP legend that is Plushgoolash returns for a second Chinstrap release, following on from their eponymous slab of joy in 2010.

The brainchild of Erik Bumbledonk & Bambi Racheed, Plushgoolash produce unforgettable and superbly crafted, playful pop music, infused with the sort of mischief that has been known to take place in Mick Hucknall's jockstrap.

From the gorgeous melody of "Martin Walmsley", the ebullience of "Big Gay Water Fight", to the hilarious simplicity of "Love Song For a Caveman" and the naughty-boy-sets-fire-to-the-nursery spirit of "Fairy Tale", Plushgoolash have created a parallel universe where the laws of pop are turned upside down, inside out, chewed up, and spat out, spattered onto the wall in lovely, lovely shapes.


The Goolash boys also have a finely tuned ear for such delightful sonic desserts as "Weymouth", a gorgeous synth adventure by the sea, "What The Rabbit Said", a sort of Klezmer from hell slowly melting, and the title track "Soup Tennis", which sounds like something akin to an abominable disco falling to pieces, backwards.

So dive in to the world of Bumbledonk & Racheed, the poptastic brilliance that is PLUSHGOOLASH.

Please note: This album does feature some fucks and what-not, so if you don't like the kids to hear words like it, listen to it after they've gone to bed.....

Like this? Try Plushgoolash "Plushgoolash" (2010) , and Erik Bumbledonk's solo project Elvis Herod "Keep It Regal".

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Chin24: The Superfools "Aristophonics 1 - Sentimental Fields"

"Aristophonics" is a new series on the Chinstrap netaudio gallery of sound-works about the history of comedy, from composers, writers, and comedians around the world.

The first installment "Sentimental Fields" comes courtesy of New Mexican sampling-composer The Superfools, who serves up an impressionistic and melancholy fantasia around the great W.C. Fields.

Like this? Check out The Superfools self-titled previous release on Chinstrap.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Chin23: Nic Blu & The Travoltings "Disgrace Off"

AKA Now That's What I Call Defilement of 1990s club classics. 

A fiesta of filth made by a group of naughties.

Nic Blu & The Travoltings are, quite obviously, the greatest band to have ever existed in the known universe. 

We're sure, after listening to this party of horrible-beauty, that you'll definitely agree.

Chin22: Elvis Herod "Keep It Regal"

Elvis Herod is the towering behemoth of the fat beat, the stinking bitch of the power rhyme, the oily residue that sits atop the subtle moustache of Snoop Dogg. He presents a new dawn in hip-hop, for which his majesty has coined the apt term (c)hip-(s)hop, a stunning compendium of fat beat, bat feet, fat bass, and bat face.

So delve into hip-hops new and glorious morning, pull down the roof of your convertible, and bang the bangin' tunage of the high Lord of deep shit pimp bassfuck, Elvis Herod.

Written by Elvis Herod

Guest dentist Oblivian Substanshall

Produced by Ergo Phizmiz

Recorded at Grindia, June-July 2011.