Bearly Queen - The Infamous Commercial Suicide Album
Bearly Queen is a minor master of the mash-up; at least he has a sense of the soul of each snippet of music he pilfers, and makes his own. Untrained, he mixes and matches pop and electornic samples, and weaves them into a menacing but surprsingly positive whole. He plays with noise, and dark space, but holds hands with the listener too.
"The Infamous Commerical Suicide Album" is only four songs, each at around sixteen minutes.
"Lost in The Snow" is gorgeous,a pulsing, expanding tune, perfect for the stargate scene in "2001"-frieghtenting, fragile, but wonderous.
"If" is more abrasive, yet with more extended, silent interludes. It offers echoes of a void, but like the Krautrock that is in the mix, is finds something holy in the darkness.
If anything, "Largo" is even louder with more of a industrial, metallic drone, like an overhead bomber squadron.
not to spoil the fun in guessing the samples, but the record's closer, "Metal Music Machine (Parts I, II & III)" indeed builds off that infuriating but vital masterwork, providing it with a scabrous beat, managing to also sound like a Suicide outtake. It is propelled by an ambient croaking pulse, ending with an almost bouncing techno coda. Is there a beat in there?
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