Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Tired of the same old electronica? Check this out...
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Darrin Verhagen, mastermind behind Shinjuku Thief, Shinjuku Filth, and Prof. Richmann, is a genius at combining musical styles and techniques. This fine collection ranges from hard-edged industrial to spacey ambient and includes everything in between, including classical instruments (Vogelfrei is a remix of the ending of Shinjuku Thief's 1992 "symphony" based on Kafka's The Trial) and dialague samples spanning over 50 years of film history (Darrin knows his movies!). Think Trent Reznor + Kronos Quartet + Aphex Twin, and you'll have something close. At any rate, this cd is DEFINITELY worth owning!"
Bring on da noise! (Well, sort of).
skarecreau | San Francisco, CA USA | 07/14/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you kind of like noise music, but are put off by ten minute-long songs that are little more than static and feedback, then stop looking to Japan and look to Australia instead. Shinjuku Filth (and their other band, the similarly-named Shinjuku Thief) hail from Australia, despite the Japanese reference in their name. This album is noisy, but not as hardcore as Merzbow or Dissecting Table. Nor does it have the pointless randomness of The Gerogerigegege or To Live and Shave In L.A. Shinjuku Filth create a more industrial-based noise that I find to be much more listenable than the majority of noise music. It's sample-laden, it's got inhuman screams, and on one particular song ("The Junk") it's got synth stabs that are reminiscent of Clock DVA's "The Hacker." In other words, the songs sound like songs, not like a radio tuned to where there is no station."