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BREAKING NEWS: At a mental institute near Peterborough, there’s news that five inmates managed to escape by concealing themselves in the effluent of the septic tank just prior to it being drained. While the police managed to recapture the one known as Josh - who was found arguing with himself but couldn’t agree morally or ethically - they say that the whole case stinks of an inside job…
What can you say about Aotea? This is essentially spiky spazzed-up metal with a demented jazzy trumpet and an injection of electronic effects, samples and tweaks. This creates a weird sinister ambience that is continually abused with violent metallic confrontation. There are echoes of The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg and The Locust but with a decidedly perverse twist of their very own spazcore lunacy.
They sound like autism put to music. An insane collection of noises which are probably all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order. It’s the sound of a blind dalek in a saucepan factory with vocals by the Broadmoor and District Choral Society. The most complete musical lobotomy experience ever.
It’s just so mad, it’s almost tuneless and it’s as frenetic as a kangaroo on amphetamines. It should be expunged, eradicated, but somehow it works and is totally entertaining - worse than that, it’s bloody good and most worryingly, it’s strangely erotic!
BREAKING NEWS: Police were called out to a scene last night, where a man was wandering the streets with a saucepan on his head, shouting EXTERMINATE and sporting an enormous erection. A police spokesman said they couldn’t understand why they had been called out as this was quiet normal behaviour in Peterborough…
(12th September, 2006)