4.25.2013

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"Angel dial 308"
Year:  2016
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Rainbow Bridge
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  3
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Noise        Drone





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FALSE FLAG
"Peace on earth"
Year:  2016
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Swamp Circle
Format:  digital
Tracks:  7
Time:  26 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Death Industrial




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JUSTIN MARC LLOYD +
TANNER GAZA
"desired Constellation"
Year:  2015
Country:  US
City:  Chicago , Houston
Label:  Urgent Telepathy
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  4
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Noise         Psychedelia





























There are few more colorful characters that I have had the pleasure and opportunity of meeting in the experimental underground than Justin Marc Lloyd.  I can’t imagine anyone would argue against the fact that the man is among the most eccentric people making noise today, and when combining his solo output with his Pregnant Spore alias and his ever-prolific Rainbow Bridge Recordings imprint, you’ll find that he is responsible for what is now likely well over 250 releases.  Needless to say, his Pregnant Spore alias is fitting in the sense that he has indeed burst forth and infected the rest of the scene, supporting and pushing a rather large handful of other underground artists along the way.  It should be made clear that this glance into his output doesn’t even take into consideration the plethora of other side-projects that Lloyd is either involved in or the sole figure behind, most notable of which are False Flag, Dementia and Hope Trails, and Sensible Nectar, the last of which has unfortunately disappeared altogether after an absurdly hectic release schedule in 2010.










Desired Constellation is, in the end, a curious work that unfortunately just doesn’t make sense on a number of levels, but paying tribute to another artist that has inspired you is usually a cathartic process that requires no one else’s understanding.  I can’t say that there are many Björk fans out there that are likely going to enjoy Desired Constellation, but as a tape released in an edition of a mere 36 copies, I can’t imagine many will ever hear about it to begin with.  Desired Constellation‘s fatal flaw is that without the blatant dedications (track titles, album title, etc.), no one would ever know this is a release in tribute because there is so little to tie it in aurally.  In all, this tape encompasses what both of these artists are already known for.  It would have been more interesting, perhaps, to see them step outside of their respective comfort zones and try something a bit different.  Perhaps that drives Desired Constellation towards more of a pop direction, but not every experiment has to be abstract in nature.  For what it’s worth, the diversity of experimental styles present on just four tracks is admirable and an appropriate tribute to one of pop’s most endeared, honest, and innovative artists.
(*NOTE = this is just an extract of an excellent review which can to be read here S. L. Weatherford ).
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JUSTIN MARC LLOYD
"journey to 0.004 rendering #2"
Year:  2014
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Rainbowbridge
Format:  cassette
Edition:  16 copies
Tracks:  11
Time:  120 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Circuit Bent



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PREGNANT BED
"Bi​-​polar molasses"
Year:  2014
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Rainbow Bridge
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  2
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Circuit Bent




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FALSE FLAG
"Bombshelter nightmare"
Year:  2013
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Terror
Format:  cassette
Edition:  100 copies
Tracks:  7
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Industrial          Noise

















FALSE FLAG is industrial / harsh noise project of Justin Marc Lloyd whom you might have heard here or there - rainbow bridge label, pregnant spore or many other b-side projects. This project is dedicated to analysis of new world order and related conspiracy theories. First full length of this USA based abrassive project, featuring all stars of the scene such as:  Alex Nowacki (Boar), Matt Boettke (Scant), Johnathan Cash (Breakdancing Ronald Reagan) and Jonathan Enrique Barjas (Authority). The result of this atttempt into the extreme side of noise has been a total success in all aspects: composition, sound, screams, etc. and this tape entitled "Bombshelternightmare" is one of the best but the best FALSE FLAG recording. It was made on cassette format in 2013 but recently (2015) the record label "Terror" did a digital format. You can still listen to it and it's totally recommended. Anti war, anti racism, anti new world order album.
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REVIEW WRITTEN BY "CRUCIAL BLAST RECORDS" : One of the more recent releases from Justin Marc Lloyd's paranoid noise project False Flag, an offshoot of the sort of extreme, avant-garde electronics he's pursued with various projects like Dim Dusk Moving Gloom and Pregnant Spore and his tape label Rainbow Bridge. False Flag's dark mixture of contemporary power electronics, malevolent synthesizer music and HNW aesthetics is the most abrasive of these various projects, and this tape released on Lithuanian industrial label Terror is a particularly heavy blast of dystopian noise. There is a strong current of early 21st century global conspiracy paranoia running through this tape, imbuing the slow black pulse and monstrous rumbling power electronics of tracks like "Muslim Police" with a intensely sinister and threatening energy. Many of these tracks feature collaborations with other noise artists like HNW engineers Boar, Matt Boettke (Scant), and Divine Shell, bringing a decent amount of variety. Tracks move from the aforementioned blasts of crushing power electronics into sprawls of abrasive industrial rhythm and ghostly nightmare ambience, howling voices sweeping through the depths of some vast black abyss, fields of desolate drone shrouded in murky Lustmordian ambience and strafed with strange electronic sounds that resemble 8-bit star-fighters plummeting to earth. The cumulative effect evokes an expansive smoke-wreathed vista of charred cityscapes and nefarious factories, the sounds growing ever more dim and dread-filled as Lloyd and crew descend deeper into their aural pits of gurgling black electronics and decaying static, eruptions of corroded low-end rumble mingling with clusters of sweeping kosmische synthesizer. The track "Two Brothers" is distinguished by a blackened ultra-heavy dirge, a massive rumbling convergence of distorted drones and sinister samples that slowly evolves into a crushing, crumbling wall of harsh noise, only to be followed by the black-hole nebular driftscape of "Rage For Peace" that resembles some particularly spooky 70's era space music being absorbed into a fluttering swarm of pestilent electronics. The power electronics-style approach appears infrequently throughout the album, but when it does, the combination of Lloyd's heavily distorted and processed growl and the cardiac thud of the synthesizers suddenly coalesce the swarming noisescapes into something quite fearsome, at one point transforming into an intensely abrasive but strangely beautiful wall of elegiac, mournful synth noise that's on par with some of the mid-oughties output from Prurient. Another solid release from this project.
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"Tragik carpet"
Year:  2013
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Blue Spectrum Tapes
Format: CD
Edition:  20 copies
Tracks:  5
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Death Industrial



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JUSTIN MARC LLOYD
Year:  2012
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Sincope
Format:  CD
Tracks:  4
Time:  25 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:       Black Industrial






























This artist is a noise experimental musician from Chicago, US. For several years (since 2011) pursuing solo projects and many collaborations such as: Pregnant Spore, Ghost Volcano, Dementia and Hope Trails, Ok Putrid... and more. But as always his style is known as a psychedelic noise, optimisc noise or colourfull noise, except perhaps this album entitled "Funeral", which is composed by four tracks of synth disturbing, odd drones, tape manipulation and broken rhythms. Great dynamics and intelligent composition influenced a little bit for musical sub-genres such as: death industrial, dark ambient or simply industrial (remarked that kind of rhythms or mid tempo).  It's damn good.
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JUSTIN MARC LLOYD
"Bottom Bog"
Year:  2012
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Rainbow Bridge
Format:  cassette
Edition:  4 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  100 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Noise        Musique Concrète










"Bottom Bog" is one of the rare times JUSTIN MARC LLOYD use his real name to sign any recording, and is also almost the unique release which has 100 minutes duration. "Bottom Bog" incorporates a lot of obesity imagery and colorful in this work, from the tape’s packaging to the sample at the beginning of the track.  These two tracks are called simply "A" and "B" and they consist in to repeat his particular and personal low-fi "hand made" noise. It opens with a small noises, stating that track become more dense, hard and harsh. Then, "Bottom Bog" heads right into the wall, which is a seriously crunchy affair of a couple noticeable pieces of dynamic noise. The first thing that you get is the shuddering surge of staccato crunch at the forefront of the track, punctuating the piece with a lot of interesting collage of a lot of sounds, mistakes, glitch and finally "big" noises. Behind it is some more mid-range predectible If you had already listened to other JUSTIN MARC LLOYD recordings, not as prominent but holding the wall down to provide a base. Lastly, a slow bass rumble can be heard underneath it all, not especially noticeable but still enough to make a very good impression in my ears.
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PREGNANT SPORE +
 REZ EPO
"Varptar zotola"
Year:  2011
Country:  US , Poland
City:  Chicago , Warsaw
Label:  Chaosynod
Artist:  Justin M. ,  Konrad Materek
Format:  CD
Tracks:  4
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Dark Ambient          Noise



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FALSE FLAG
Year:  2010
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Artist:  Justin Marc Lloyd
Label:  Data hex
Format:  digital
Tracks:  8
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Black Industrial

















Now we can finally hear an opressive noise again, but this time the artist getting externalize all its fear, anger and suffering that has taken over during its long slumber inside a mind disturbed by radicalism. The musician show us once again that he is known for its particular kind of optimistic, pacifist and psychedelic noise or even "naif" noise, but he can also to walk on the wild side and to experiment in the fields of dark ambient, cold industrial, esoteric sounds or extreme electronics. I am not sure what is the right adjective to describe this "Corporatism" but it is around the blackened side.
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DIM DUSK MOVING GLOOM
"Our dark lord"
Year:  2010
Country:  US
Artist:  Justin Marc Lloyd
Label:  Rainbow Bridge
Format:  cassette
Edition:  24 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  28 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:          Experimental        Noise










Two intense, thirty-minute tracks make up Our Dark Lord, a clear-cassette C60 from Dim Dusk Moving Gloom. The release, from Rainbow Bridge, is one of the few in DDMG’s discography, although artist Justin Marc Lloyd isn’t new to the noise genre; he’s had over 20 releases under his now-dead moniker Sensible Nectar.









Side A opens with some atonal bell tones along with some interesting spoken-word vocal loops. “Oh hello” comes out in the mix a lot, as well as some sighs and groans, and the incorporation of the off-key bells makes this an eerie set of noises. DDMG keeps at the tones for a while until some electronic tones come in that exaggerate the original bells in the beginning. It reminds of a truly terrifying carnival, perhaps from the point of view of one who’s had too many spins on the carousel. Though the track drifts from the tones of the opening, DDMG brings it back and forth, from mesmerizing electronic noisebursts back to metallic bells and then out again. The track works into more mechanical territory with saw-like buzzes and a background drone that locks the listener in. And then, the bell tones eventually fade out into a darker drone that segues nicely into the B side of the cassette.







Side B has some great electronics manipulation with the emphasis on high-pitched frequency bursts. Sometimes it moves into bassy, crackling wall-ish territories, but it generally makes its way back towards those crunchy, sadomasochistic blasts of ear-piercing shrieks. Around the half-way mark, the track settles into an alarm-like shrill, complete with high-pitched stabs and frequent jagged twists until it comes to a “Roman Shower”-like squall of splitting feedback. Then, it moves into more mellowed territory with distorted vocal loops under hissy fuzz until atonal bells and more crushing fuzz kick in. Also of note is the more rhythmic aspect of this side, as it sometimes moves into vocals that are almost sing-songy in their looping. This side is definitely the harsher of the two, a sort of offering to the dark lord that Side A hinted at towards the end of its thirty-minute run, although it does maintain a lot of similar themes from Side A.






Our Dark Lord is a very enjoyable cassette featuring a lot of high-end feedback. It’s great for people who love that kind of thing (namely myself), but those who find sharp squeals a little out of their frequency range might not dig as much. However, this C60 shows off a lot of Dim Dusk Moving Gloom’s variety; though the tape never sticks to one set soundpiece for too long, a lot of restraint is shown – rather than continuously move the tracks on a never-ending set of new noises, Lloyd brings each piece back around to its overarching theme, a circular device that traps the listener into the bountiful 60 minute runtime due to the tape’s connectivity.
(*NOTE: this review was written by Ryne ).
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"Articles of faith"
Year:  2010
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Datahex
Format:  net
Tracks:  5
Time:  65 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Experimental        Noise


















DIM DUSK MOVING GLOOM was the avant-garde sound-art project of Baltimore's Justin Marc Lloyd before he started using the name to Pregnant Spore in late October 2010, and later on his real name. Justin Marc Lloyd also runs the "Rainbow Bridge Recordings" label and is part of many other b-side projects such as: Inappropriate King Live, Regospore, False Flag, Path To Lobster Believers, Dementia And Hope Trails, etc. This release entitled "Articles of faith" was made in mp3 format by the now already defunct label "Datahex Records" specialized in noise and experimental sounds.
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The experimentalist musician is also talened in other art aspects like: paintings, artwork, etc.


















































































































































































































































































































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