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Sir Isaf Gul - Four-String Guitar & U [Lighten Up Sounds - 2011]

"Four-String Guitar & U" 's cover features a picture of a guy in collants crawling on the floor, reaching for something in a fridge with a bunch of cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon resting on a table to his right. This beautiful image sets the mood for a big feast of totally retarded four-string guitar and vocals improvisation with-in, that’s seemingly trying to be as annoying as possible.

Sir Isaf Gul's deranged and idiotic abortions of riffs battle with even more chromosomic vocal gargling, whining and shouting. If guitars had down syndrome, that's probably how they would sound like. I can't vouch for the vocals, though. Everything is left as simple as possible except for some occasional delay on vocals and I believe this album was the result of a single straight-to-tape recording session.

The sound quality is obviously lo-fi, and it fits perfectly with the spirit of "Four-String Guitar & U": Sir Isaf Gul lets himself totally loose and free, as he's clearly fucking around and enjoying it a whole lot.

His guitar shredding goes from being absolutely and utterly dumb to being Derek Bailey-esque, while sometimes it becomes even almost catchy, reminding me of something out of an acid-driven improvisation session from the sixties mixed with The Shaggs.

There's virtually no difference between the tape's tracks so the mix is also monotonous on top of being irritating.
This is not for everybody, as it can easily bore and annoy the shit out of most people, even guys used to the worst noise possible. Yes, it's dumb, it's pointless, it's unpleasant and you're way better off if you don't listen to it... Which means of course that I like it!

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Nicola Vinciguerra
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