Killick / Amplifucker, The
Album: Amplifucker, The   Collection:General
Artist:Killick   Added:Oct 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-02-08 Pull Date: 2009-04-12 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Apr 12 Mar 8 Feb 22
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 09, 2009: Connecting Dots
Immense True Ration
3. Feb 18, 2009: Brownian Motion
Destroy Erase Improv
2. Mar 04, 2009: The Heart of KZSU
The Fighting's So Vicious 'cause The Steaks Are So Delicious

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2009-02-04
Solo improv, out there arty. Many tracks not so much music as a demonstration of sounds. Mostly 3 mins or under. A homemade string acoustic instrument that sounds like lots of things, played lots of ways by its inventor- worth reading the liner notes. No vocals.

1.Scruffy, scrubbling - word I made up to describe this - like broken tabs of metal being scrubbed with a thick cleaning brush. Bits of rhythm make me think of oompah loompahs, other parts sound like a free jazz bass solo played through a horrible amp.
2.Starts like a distant foghorn then cello played with not enough rosin with hints of sitar. Wanders randomly around the scale.
3.Introspective plucked & percussive. Mellow.
4.Sounds like a tuba, with sitar hints again. A sick tuba, walking wounded. Pretty cool to get that from a string instrument.
5.deep growls then scary scraping
6.rapid shaking-a-stick-inside-the-body/on-muted-strings sound. Masturbatory.
7.bassy and bent, trippy
8.Delicate quiet high notes semitone apart
9.Nearly melodic fast hammering & plucking
10.Another musical one, sounds like a few notes played at an odd interval apart, plucked with a bit of sitar drones.
11.tiny noodles
12.quiet scrapple
13.Lovely but only a few seconds!
14.Loud hard scratching, painful, may cause miscarriage
15.quiet noodles
16.tiny scrapple > breathy > fingerpad plucked > demanding attention screechy overtones from bowing, some sitar
18.a couple bass strings rattle around

Track Listing
1. Destroy Erase Improv   10. Symbol Grab
2. Beautifficult   11. We're Ready For The Real Farfisa
3. Immense True Ration   12. Ten Gallon Hate
4. Accept We Have Three Fingers, And Were Green   13. Not A Could In The Sky
5. Her Dog Was Grr At Me   14. Hellmonk
6. Together We Make A Deference   15. Tableau To The Ego
7. The Fighting's So Vicious 'cause The Steaks Are So Delicious   16. Mouthbereaver
8. Heidy Banegas!   17. Stereo Diabolical Hems
9. Ungoing   18. Mono Maniacal Haws