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Trinkets from a Dark Clinician (MP3s)

The 16 tracks that comprise The Coat Hanger Clinic, its title and content reportedly informed by a binge of Korean horror flicks, range from vocoded computer vocals to elegiac piano to 8-bit giddiness to abstract electronica to saccharine pop. Recorded by Cursed Chimera (aka Benatos Thompson, and formerly L.A.M.P.), it’s a purposeful mixed bag, but in that bag are some fine treats. These are the highlights: “Desi Watfah,” a mix of church bells and choking androids, intermittently punctuated by ritual percussion (MP3); “Face Breaker,” a kind of microwave patchinko noise madness that slowly lets its emotive side show (MP3); and “Two Teeth In,” which is simply good old pneumatic pounding (MP3).

[audio: http://www.archive.org/download/bp054/02_-_Cursed_Chimera_-_Desi_Watfah.mp3|titles=”Desi Watfah”|artists=Cursed Chimera] [audio:http://www.archive.org/download/bp054/07_-_Cursed_Chimera_-_Face_Breaker.mp3|titles=”Face Breaker”|artists=Cursed Chimera] [audio:http://www.archive.org/download/bp054/09_-_Cursed_Chimera_-_Two_Teeth_In.mp3|titles=”Two Teeth In”|artists=Cursed Chimera]

Get the full release at archive.org. More on the musician at myspace.com/cchimera. Visit the releasing netlabel at bp.bai-hua.org.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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