AF032 – Buttress O’Kneel – Compop 7.2: MemeCore

Compop 7.2: MemeCore

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Following on from the broken shitcore of Compop 6.66, Buttress gives us the second in her “core” trilogy; a meme-splicing dadaist culture-tweaking album that straddles both the worlds of breakcore and mashup, to create something truly unique. With several tracks blending together to create longer pieces (“aural meme-couplets” as she calls them), this album draws its sources from the likes of Skyhooks, the Pussycat Dolls, and Shakira. To accompany the frenetic and sometimes-painful breakcore tracks, she intersperses them with pure mash tracks like “Get One Thing Right” (where she simply places J-Lo and Amerie over each other), and ends with an insane live drone track, recorded live at Black Lotus’s “ArseCore”, 2006.

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AF031 – Buttress O’Kneel – Compop 6.66: ShitCore

Compop 6.66: Shitcore

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O’Kneel’s first deliberate foray into the ubiquitous “distorted-and-cut-up-amen-break” genre known as “breakcore”, this album sees her applying it to as many unlikely and inappropriate sources as possible: Radiohead, the Beatles, even Peter Allen. As well as trying to reinvent breakcore as a pop phenomenon, she simultaneously makes her beats filthier and more jarring, creating what she dubbed “shitcore”. Not only does this album cover the entire gamut of her shitcore techniques (a style she never fully manages to shake off on any of her albums to follow), but it contains the dancefloor-shaking pop sensation “No Bananas”, as well as four bonus live tracks from her megadistorted “MONO” recordings of 2004.

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AF019 - The Splinter Orchestra - Petit Mal

The Splinter Orchestra - Petit Mal

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The Splinter Orchestra’s first recording.

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