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Jazkamer & Smegma - Endless Coast [No Fun Productions - 2007]

Endless Coast brings together two very different and distinct noise worlds into a on mass collaboration. We have the da da, jazz, improvised rock, aged dialogue and corrupted easy listening noise vibes of USA's Smegma, whom lock their sound into Norway’s Jazkamer’s more atmospheric and often guitar based take on noise.

Recorded in Smegma’s homebase in Portland with Carlos Giffoni guest staring as a Jazkammer member playing Bass and electronics. On the whole it comes off as a effective mix of the two sound worlds ,feeling like a edgy and bizarre tour around an abounded nightime funhouse. Smegma's surreal sound elements, strange voices and genral sinister silliness seemly surfacing like bizarre items out off grey ominous seas of Jazkammer guitar/ noise craft and Giffoni bass playing and ringing electronic pluses. Certainly one of the highlights here is the first track Heavey Fog, which marries together doomy punked bass, guitar pick and scratch, with sour folds of electronics, handfuls of tacky and bizarre sound elements like cook-coo clocks & dada singing, ect. Before towards the end going into a strange and almost ritual freefall with battering drums, discordant sax and guitar sneer.

An effective collaboration between these two noise forces that conjures up something quite bizarre and different. As usual with No Fun the Cd’s packaged in a nice sturdy cardboard gatefold with black and white drawings by Smegma Member Ju Suk Reet Meate

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
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