MELT-BANANA: FETCH

By Oliver Arditi

Noise, as the aural product of what is essentially a fine-grained stochastic process, calls into question the most widely shared notions of the meaningful musical utterance; or at least it does when presented or heard as music. Roughly speaking, the more noise there is in a performance or recording…

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BELIEVERS ROAST PRESENTS: THE EXQUISITE CORPSE GAME

By Oliver Arditi

The game of Consequences has a long history, probably in the order of two centuries, but quite possibly longer. Back when parlour games were essential lubricants to the passage of time, a progress not demarcated by the dazzling increments of the media age, such diversions had a far more prominent role…

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ALESSANDRO ‘SASEKO’ MOTOJIMA: SENDO SENSHI: ONE BLADE TO KILL THEM ALL (SOUNDTRACK)

By Oliver Arditi

Sendo Senshi is the title of an unreleased 1970s ‘whitexploitation’ movie, both directed and scored by Japanese-Italian Alessandro ‘Saseko’ Motojima. You can watch a trailer for it by clicking the link below; it promises violence, crime, gore, tits, shouting, sartorial intensity and all the garish, cartoonish traits of…

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GUAPO: HISTORY OF THE VISITATION

By Oliver Arditi

Guapo is a band with some form; since 1995 they have released a fistful of EPs and nine albums, and although the line-up and sound have changed considerably over that time, the name has been attached to music that shows a consistent and determined belief in the value of creative exploration.

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