Navy Warship


Thrash drum machine, heavy counterpoint; lots of value here. (K-RAA-K)3 describes: “It looks like a bootleg, but it has a barcode. This self-released album contains another attack at samplers and sequencers. Stammered, pushed and disordered analogic soundshifts flying fast and sometimes rhytmic through a nuisance raid.”

“Musically, this stuff attains that ‘somewhat improvised’ feeling through off-kilter beat shapes & harmonically ‘wrong’ melody clusters unlike just about every other ‘scene’ currently in media recognition. And he’s based in the USA. Pretty unbelievable stuff, fully deserving of this official release. Hectic.” (Hrvatski). “This bristling, livewire documentation of DIY electronics is yet another head-melting missive from the currently hyper-creative zones of USA electronica. As indicated on the paint splattered cover art collage, Phthalocyanine’s, lo-fi electronic adventuring is dense and massively messy. It obeys its own auto-destructive, scattershot illogic, stuttering and leaking lo-fi noises in a staggering, multidirectional chaos. Crude beat-blasts occasionally puncture the mix. Rhythm clips ricochet off sounds like bursts of small arms fire. Prismatic melodies circle off-pace. Foggy banks of synth noise puff up and seep out across a bubbling swamp of electronic noise. The EP’s highlight is Navy; 3 a delicious sludge bath, where everything folds into its glorious, belching mess.” (The Wire)

CD (PH 01)

  • Label: Phthalo
  • PH 01
  • 1997
  • Jewel case
  • 125 mm × 142 mm × 10 mm
  • 100 g

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