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the gamecock-all right, hen? lp (golden lab)

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the gamecock: all right, hen?

Originally released on Gary War's Fixed Identity imprint on cassette in 2011 and then reissued by Beartown in 2013, again on cassette, this is the real highlight of the three Gamecock albums recorded at the beginning of the 2010s. A huge stanky monster of a record. Here's a slightly twerked version of the original write-up: Duo of Stuart Arnot (Smear Campaign, Plum Slate) and Nick Mitchell (Chalaque, Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura). They play a kind of arrhythmic, un-danceable funk of high-end frequencies and low-end drum machines, fed through a wah-wah and rammed forcefully into the listener's cerebral cortex. Pitch-shifted Casio crap and unadorned Roland Juno shimmer are melded to form what is at once both sweet and listenable and yet still, somehow, horribly repellant. Sitting somewhere uncomfortably, painfully and way away from the hypnogogic pop bandwagon, where the drum machines have bronchitis and the synthesizers sneeze, they are brutally loud, joyfully all-consuming and epic in their prolongation of the crescendo. This first vinyl edition is pressed on 140-gram vinyl and features new X-rated artwork by Glasgow-based artist Susan Fitzpatrick, as well as the original Fixed Identity art on the insert (also for adults only). Edition of 250.

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