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Shizuo Vs Shizor
Shizuo
Shizuo Vs Shizor
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
 
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Shizuo is more experimental than many digitial hardcore bands, cutting and pasting skittering beats and searing sound effects into frazzled musical fragments. When the group establishes a groove, it can be as funky as the ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Shizuo
Title: Shizuo Vs Shizor
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Grand Royal Records
Original Release Date: 8/26/1997
Release Date: 8/26/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Techno
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4015698820126, 5019148612834, 690261000729, 758148004823

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Shizuo is more experimental than many digitial hardcore bands, cutting and pasting skittering beats and searing sound effects into frazzled musical fragments. When the group establishes a groove, it can be as funky as the Chemical Brothers, but Shizuo's inability to change rhythms less than 50 times per song makes its music thoroughly undanceable. --Jon Wiederhorn

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Trashy
PJ | NJ | 01/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this album. I played it for my epileptic grandma and she had a seizure."
Classic.
crusher | San Francisco, CA United States | 02/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Shizuo was the most brilliant of all the DHR artists, and that's saying a lot.

His music is not noise. It is a reductionist take on a variety of musical genres - most obviously hardcore techno but also punk, new wave, no wave, hip hop, industrial, jungle and musique concrete. Unlike more obvious artists who Make It Known that they're Eclectic, Shizuo subtley shifts from dancehall djungle to percussive blownout static to a funky Contortions-esque beat with childlike enthusiasm. Hardly the trainwreck that it sounds like, Shizuo finds common rhythms and traits from disparate sources and assembles them in a most natural way.

He can make an "accessible" track like "Sweat" that makes A-list indie stars cream in their pants. But when he goes off the deep end, he loses their endorsement, and that's fine. His DNA is more valuable than the combined gene pool of all leftfield American IDM producers to date. That he's German and makes *gratifying* beats is probably why people aren't talking about him... but rather, boring and predictably quirky artists like Kid 606.

That and his sonic association with the "political" and verbose Atari Teenage Riot prevents Wire-magazine-worshipping "music intellectuals" from identifying with someone who might actually get laid. IMHO, I can see Shizuo getting laid plenty.

Life after "Shizuo vs. Shizor" is way better than life before it. Someday this disc will be pulled from obscurity and recognized as it should be - the blueprint for post-punk (in attitude, at least), aggressive yet populist electronic music."
Sonically impressive
dani | mtl | 01/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Its rare to find an album that ages so well in elctronic music. I dont like atari teenage riot but find alec ampire somethimes pleasing...however this record is so imaginative an noisy its worth to buy. It has suprises waiting at each 10 sec."