2.01.2013

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NOT HALF
"This is the punchline"
Year:  2011
Country:  Canada
City:  Winnipeg
Artist:   Allan  Conroy
Label:  Nostalgie de la Boue
Format:  net
Tracks:  1
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Experimental      Noise


























"This is the Punchline" by Not Half is the first post of a new series of exclusive recordings that sees Nostalgie De La Boue becoming partly a kind of blog-label. Not Half is the solo project of Allan Conroy, who began doing music under that name in the eighties and became active again during the last decade. Al was also running the Industrial Therapy Unit cassette label and created more recently Dimetrodon Recordings to release new Not Half material on CDr. You can download some of Al's early releases here, here and here. And more recent material here. "This is the Punchline" was recorded live on May 22nd 2011 at the Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg (Canada). Also playing that night were Merzbow and Venetian Snares. Apart music, important also to mention the awesome cover of the album.
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"C-division"
Year:  2010
Country:  Canada
City:  Winnipeg
Artist:   Allan  Conroy
Label:  Nostalgie de la Boue
Format:  net
Tracks:  16
Time:  38 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Experimental      Noise




























Another batch of stupidity from Winnipeg’s not half. Inspired by a fatuous review, he embraced the asinine comments and ran with them. C-Division isn’t thinking outside the box, it’s turning the box upside-down and hitting it to make drum sounds. It’s for all those of us who refuse to make tidy music fitting into pre-packaged boxes, for those who refuse to sound like everyone else. It is mixing laptops with ghetto blasters, synths with tapeloops, toys with instruments. Throw all genres into a blender, record the sounds and then piece them back together. Make art with paper and glue. It is but the first step of a journey into utter absurdity. You can come along if you like...
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"I want it to be 1983 again"
Year:  2009
Country:  Canada
City:  Winnipeg
Artist:   Al  Conroy
Label:  D-Trash
Format:  net
Tracks:  10
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:    Experimental      Rhythmic


























Al Conroy aka NOT HALF this time bowls a strike with this puzzlingly brilliant release of new material noise, glitch, electronic rhythms and a bit abstract / experimental. Pitterpatter through the experimental nostalgic-noisescapes shaped by Atari 2600-laced days of yonder. A very good release no doubt.
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