Wednesday, March 2, 2016

REVIEW - PAREGORIK - DAYDREAM SERVICES - CASSETTE

PAREGORIK - DAYDREAM SERVICES - CASSETTE
HAIR ON MY FOOD/HOMF016
HARSH NOISE/EXPERIMENTAL NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH J-CARD INSERT.
LIMITED TO 48 HAND NUMBERED COPIES.
ON FORREST GREEN CASSETTE WITH METALLIC
SPRAY PAINT OVER ONE SIDE. 


SIDE A.)

I.) EVENING IS THE WAY:
From the raunchy cover art I had a feeling that this was going
to be a pretty dirty sounding noise release, And it is for the
most part. On "Daydream Services" PAREGORIK offer up two tracks
of prostitution themed Harsh Noise. I was sort of expecting this
to be an HNW release but I was wrong about that one. "Evening Is
The Way" comes as a high end attack at first, Featuring pulsing
signals that turn into an arm wrestling match between highs and
lows. Dense blasts of mangled distortion fight with these until
it's all out war. Static textures crunch over choppy blasts and
blown out agression. Somewhat cut-up waves rush in and transform.
Overall this is pretty basic, But solid Harsh Noise. The overall
production is lo-fi and filthy but not to the point that the sounds
are lost. Balance is key with Harsh Noise and PAREGORIK have found
a good mix. Spacey signals blend into more experimental passages 
as sharp feedback slices over sawing rhythms formed via what sounds
like tremolo filters. The overall recording quality has a very 90's
noise feel to it which is cool. There is a lot of movement and many
changes here to keep things interesting and keep the listener engaged.
I am sure this would be a killer live act. PAREGORIK really pushes the
thresholds with his tones but never too far that it is too painful on 
the ears. Tones similar to helicopter blades at varying speeds are 
present throughout the last half of the track and are a great addition. 
The A side ends in sudden silence, And much like a hooker who is good
at her job, It leaves the client quite satisfied.

SIDE B.)

II.) BROKEN MORNING:
Next up we have "Broken Morning" which seems to serve as a Harsh Noise
narrative of the morning after paying a street whore for sex. All the
thrills of bright lights and warm flesh become a dizzying blur of shame, 
Regret, Self disgust and self-disappointment channeled through the aggression
of pure electronic rage. A super sonic kick in your own ass. Murky tones morph
into screams of feedback and collapse in on themselves. Miserable pools of audio
nastiness collect under phased out static that comes in cyclic rhythms like a
pesky little angel on your shoulder taunting you for the depravity of the previous
night of indulgence. Perilous landslides of Harsh Noise sum up the emotional peril
of such behavior as the circular cycles persist. This one is a little denser than
the A side which perfectly mirrors the mood and theme of the piece. It sounds like
you've woken up still spinning from a hang over as you try to put yourself back
together unsuccessfully. I always love it when a Harsh Noise release can tell a
story without words. Whether it's your own interpretation or not has no effect on
it's impact. Wet electronics are heard underneath giving this a sickly, Uncomfortable
quality...In other words a nice touch. Like sewage slowly circling the drain as a 
metaphor for the way your life is going. Fucked up music for fucked up people. If
you weren't damaged before listening to this you probably will be afterwards at 
least to some degree. Bubbling tones appear and once again all goes silent.

PAREGORIK'S DAYDREAM SERVICES IS A SOLID HARSH NOISE RELEASE.
48 COPIES PRESSED. BE ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES AND GRAB ONE:

7/10
-ABATTOIR-

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