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Like Weeds, Bastard Noise

"Human Free Eden" (Tape)

Label: Orb Tapes

Format: Tape

Genre: Noise

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*300 copies limited edition* Like Weeds: "After a friendship of over 25 years, a couple of collaborative tracks, and sharing bills in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, it's an honour to finally present a full length split release between myself and Bastard Noise in the year of their 30th anniversary.

Bastard Noise recordings demand a lot from the listener. they demand patience. They demand concentration. They take me on a journey, both illuminating the actualities of my surroundings and propelling me to other realities. Abandoned spacecrafts, undiscovered worlds, hidden laboratories, the industries of commodities and the terror of environmental destruction are manifested in the Insect War Electronic. All power to the Skull, long may it serve.

The four Like Weeds tracks on this release were recorded between February and May 2021. The first two were recorded on either side of a month long hospital stay - one month of isolation, immobility and a deep sense of vulnerability. Live electronics are mixed with recordings made from the nights of that stay. The other two tracks are reflections on the area of South Lincolnshire in England. The area where I spent the majority of my childhood and adolescence. The most pro-Brexit area of the UK, an area rife with resentment, fear, low expectations and the ever-present suggestion of violence. The area which I have now come to realize is my true home and the home of Like Weeds. Thanks to Eric Wood, W. T. Nelson, Orb Tapes, Michael Rozon and Kevin Fetus.
Noise is music." - Kenny Sanderson
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Bastard Noise: Wood: Trogotronic fascist killing, electronics, lyrics, vocals

"Megalomania Complex" was recorded, mixed, edited and mastered by Michael Rozon at Speed Semen Clove Factory, Sun Valley, CA during the first quarter of the year 2021.
Produced by Michael Rozon
Art direction by FETUSK
Very special thanks to James at Orb Tapes for his spirit, "open door" and generosity.

Skull Appreciation: Michael Rozon - no one does it better, W. T. Nelson - you're way beyond "Mayberry"! (Trogotronic U.S.A. / E.O.T.N.), Henry Barnes - you're my original mentor! (Amps For Christ), Brother Kenny - for next level values and vast sound expression (LIKE WEEDS), Alex Ford (Deathbed Tapes), Witches Of Malibu, X-Eyes, Ryan Stoner (A.O.T.U.), Toby Brown, Cory Rowell (Demonologists), Yasutoshi Yoshida (Government Alpha), Hiroshi Hasegawa, Shayne Bowden, Kimihide Kusafuka (K2), Toshiji Mikawa / Fumio Kosakai (Incapacitants), Katsura and Kimiho Mouri (Parallax Records), Michi Nagata, William Butler (T.L.A.L.), Sou Inomoto (Scum), Matt & Leah Purse, and all that hear more...

Donate to help defenseless animals to one of these (and many other charities): AWF, Wild Earth Guardians, Fauna & Flora, ALF, The Bat Sanctuary, Green Peace, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Lady Freethinker, Center for Biological Diversity, PAWS, Ocean Conservancy, EDF, NRDC, Animals Asia & so many other trying to save creatures and the environment with no voice.

We are guests that have worn our our welcome.

Noise is music.

Details
Cat. number: OT_159
Year: 2022
Notes:
Edition of 300 white cassettes with j-card.