2.07.2014

NICK HOFFMAN





















"necropolis"
Year:  2014
Country:  US
City:  Eugene (Oregon)
Label:  O.M.F. Thessaloniki
Format:  CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  35 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Experimental


























Microscopic attention to microscopic detail turns my hammer, anvil and stirrup into marshmallow fluff. This is a record of extreme extremes: from hosepipe-full-on-gush to tiny cooling-metal-tik.  These five pieces of sieved electronics lurch from Black Metal through the Gristleizer (The Rotten Core) to the ivory click of miniature pool balls intensifying until my speakers are fizzing and flipping-out like a model railway going straight to hell (Eros). But what I like most about this disc are the abrupt edits, the inter-track halts and about turns that keep this grizzled noise monkey twisting to check that a fuse hasn’t blown.  While I enjoy a heads-down, no-nonsense, continuous blast of fetid sludge as much as the next pair of ears being wrong-footed and fooled is a joy.  What’s next?  Is this build up going to explode or whimper out?  It’s as slippery as Be-Bop from Minton’s Playhouse. Nick pulls out all the stops for the lengthy closer, ‘The Scent of Ground Teeth’, a 16 minute monster of glitching signal, spluttering like a coffee percolator spiked with cobra venom (*NOTE = this review is from HERE ).
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"Bruiser"
Year:  2013
Country:  US
City:  Eugene (Oregon)
Label:  Pilgrim Talk
Format:  CD
Tracks:  4
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electroacoustic
Style:         Experimental
























Ok, let me say this straight: I swallow everything which is released under "Pilgrim Talk Records". Lately I was even wondering does it make any sense, I mean writing about their new releases, because you know, sometimes even out of perversity I just itch to sting here or there. But I simply can’t – whatever new they release, I’m bewitched and everyone around just laugh at me because of my almost idolatrous respect to that underground label with an attitude indisputable. Musically Hoffman not only makes noise or experimental music, also has other bands or projects (Black Magic, Katchmare, Coppice...) which makes various styles of music such as punk-rock , noise, drone, ambient, free improvisation, etc.. Also important is the visual aspect of Hoffnan, who designs and draws with high creative level the album covers and published fanzines "old school" ( I mean: in paper ) with a variety of styles, but always prevail and above a Surreal Dadaist style. For me it is almost impossible to recommend which is the best Hoffman´s work, because he has a very personal style and especially with different sensitivity, depending on that day as it was day or another. I suppose this fact should happen almost always in the recordings of Free Improvisation. On Bandcamp you can listen a lot of stuff and to decide which you like the best. I definitely decided for this excellent "Bruiser." 
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NICK HOFFMAN & AARON ZARZUTZKI
Year:  2009
Country:  US
City:  Eugene (Oregon)
Label:  Pilgrim Talk rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  4
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic , acoustic
Style:     Noise       Musique Concrète




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