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VARIOUS ARTISTS  Doctor Who Vs The Noise  CDR   (Institute For Organic Conversations)   8.98
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The theme music for the cult British science fiction series Dr. Who has long been recognized as an important part of the history and evolution of electronic music, and it's trippy, theremin-derived strains are instantly recognizeable to anyone that's heard it. James Keeler from Wilt apparently shares our love of that seminal theme music 'cuz he went through the effort of compiling this full length disc on his Institute For Organic Conversations label that has a plethora of heavy underground noisemakers contributing exclusive tracks of Dr. Who worship that evoke images of Daleks and reptilian aliens, time travelling Brits and bizarre 70's effects. Packaged in a full color DVD case with a collage of melted images from the television show, this compilation definitely leans towards the really psychedelic end of the electronics/noise scene. And who better to open up an anthology like this than death-synth wizard Pulse Emitter, whose original works themsleves evoke the cosmic weirdness and the vintage analogue electronics of Dr. Who...PE's take on the Dr. Who theme song is fractured and distorted but recognizeable, and sets the psych'd out, intergalactic vibe of the rest of the disc. After that, Andy Ortmann from Panicsville/Plastic Crimewave contributes a 10 minute epic of deep space circuit whoosh, and Yeti combines dark orchestral samples with gleaming black drones. Abhorrent Strain pays homage to the "Kult Of Skaro" with grating, ultradistorted power electronics. Wilt's "The Horror Of Fang Rock" is a lush black dronescape filled with rushing torrents of distortion, while Rodmaker contribute a track of deformed improvised guitar noise. Oubliette's "Brain Of Morbius" takes the award for most brainscraping track on here, a short but gruesome blat of improv feedback violence that sent the Crucial Bunny flying out of the room. Flippin Idiots serve up a simmering, scraping drone, followed by psychedelic sound collages from Church Of The Apocalypse and Big City Orchestra. Former Wolf Eye Aaron Dilloway presents "Infinite Sarah Jane", a crushing wave of distorted oscillator sculpture, and then comes my fave track on the comp, "Planet Of Doom" from Hedorah, the devestatingly heavy noise-doom alter ego of Wilt. Brutal, slomo sludge riffage and deathmarch rhythms buried under and avalanche of white noise. Fucking awesome. And finally Pulse Emitter returns to close the compilation out with another variation on the Dr. Who theme. A great comp, highly recommended to fans of sci-fi psych noise!!


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