An Exiguous Convocation of Sounds

The purchasing of music recently has been quite sparse since my last musical post, but I have four to speak of


The Bronx – The Bronx
A few weeks back I saw a post on Facebook from my cousin, who posted about this album, an album he had been seeking out for some time it seems (on vinyl). I thought that it must be worth checking out, so I found it used on Amazon (on CD) for the very low price of one yen, and so bought it.

The Bronx are a hardcore punk band formed in 2002 in Los Angeles, and have released eight albums named either “The Bronx” (5 albums) or “Mariachi El Bronx” (3 albums). This album is their first, released in 2003.

The music itself is quite good, but nothing outstanding. I do like the cover though, most excellent.


Ken Owen – Symbiotic Possibilities
One of my all-time fave bands is Carcass, a British grindcore (a type of metal) band. I saw them once in New Zealand, and I remember leaving the gig almost totally deaf (not permanently)…ah, good memories!

Ken Owen was the original drummer, but in 1999 he suffered a brain haemorrhage which put to an end his drumming skills and he had to be replaced. He was in a bad way for quite some time.

This instrumental album is his first effort in making music since his recovery. This is available through Bandcamp only as far as I can tell, and is very much an obscure release. But, being the Carcass fan I am, I had to buy it.

The music is a kind of techno/industrial mix, with a slight hint of Vangelis, a smattering of jazz, and a dash of Kraftwerk. It cannot compare to The Chemical Brothers, Fuck Buttons, or Yanni (I just threw that in there because I couldn’t think of a third), but I like it a lot.


The Wonder Stuff – The Eight Legged Groove Machine
I found this down at the local used books/CD place I spoke of before, and at only 300 yen it was a delicious bargain.

I had this a long time ago, so it is good to listen to it again. A good blast from the past.


Burial – Ghost Hardware
As is becoming customary now, I bought another Burial release on Bandcamp to beef up my post a bit.

Unfortunately though, it is the last release I can purchase as I have all of his major releases now, except for one that is available on vinyl only, although I am tempted to get that.

As I just bought it only a few minutes ago I have not listened to it yet, I have only listened to a sampling of it on Bandcamp, but I think I can say with certainty that it is an excellent listen.

Music count 2018: 54