aTelecine - A Cassette Tape Culture review


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Band: aTelecine
Album: A Cassette Tape Culture
Release date: November 2010

01. Find Nothing Else
02. Chroeg Xen
03. It's All Write
04. She Is Beautiful
05. Kitchen Light
06. A Cassette Played
07. Auon [live]
08. Some What Daft
09. Elijah's New Sun
10. I Came, I Sat, I Departed
11. RH
12. Never Was A Dreamer

Before I continue, please allow me to apologize for this review in advance. It is most likely going to be one shithouse review, but please bear with me nonetheless and hear my lament. Every since I've discovered aTelecine, my life is in ruins. I can't sleep, I can't eat, I lost my job, I haven't seen my friends in months, I haven't shaved in weeks, I haven't seen sunlight in days...

aTelecine is an industrial/noise/black metal combo (more or less)... Featuring... Wait for it....... Sasha Grey. Oh yes. Yes. Oh yes. Yes! I am hereby admitting that yes, I am a male and I definitely, definitely, definitely cannot stop drooling over the fact a world-famous *uhum* star is in a industrial/noise/black combo (sort of). Call me immature, call me a hormone-crazed teenager, call me whatever the hell you like... I'm just very amused at this very little fact. And I like everything sensational.

In all seriousness, though. aTelecine. A Cassette Tape Culture is perhaps one of the prettiest little records you've ever heard. Delicate little melodies tumble over other tiny little melodies, birds sing their little songs in the morning sun, glimmering drops of dew come crashing down from the burnt trees in this barren wasteland, ravenous beasts claw at each other in a desperate hunger-crazed battle. Well, uhm, actually none of that is really true, but you know what I mean, right?

Ok, for realz, aTelecine is a mixture of looped squeals, screams, squeaks and everything else vicious. Sasha's distorted orgasms serve as vocals, something heavy pounding on something metal serves as drums, hisses, mindlessly repetitive, imagine Eyehategod fistfucking Godflesh or if you're not into overly-obscene references just for shock value than just imagine something really minimalistic, metallic and noisy. That'll do just as well.

So what's the value of this little baby if it wouldn't have been co-created by Sasha Grey? It's hard to say, really. Is it really necessary to look at this, purely from a musical point of view? We're on a music site, so yeah, maybe it is. But then again, in a way, knowing who is part of this little ensemble does enhance the grey, oppressive and depressive nature of the music, doesn't it?

Good night to y'all, sirs, I'm off to collect some more of the girl's material. There's nothing else to live for, anyway.


Written on 04.01.2011 by If you're interested in extreme, often emotional and underground music, check out my reviews. I retired from reviewing, but I really used to be into that stuff.

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06.07.2011 - 17:04
Troy Killjoy
Written by Daniell on 06.07.2011 at 09:05

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You stay single for a long period of time.
Prettier than BloodTears.
20.01.2014 - 20:49
R Lewis
That Useless Guy
Written by Troy Killjoy on 06.07.2011 at 17:04

You stay single for a long period of time.

Hey, how is it possible that it took me so much time to discover this review?

We could be so much more than we are. Stop.

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