Monday, November 12, 2007

TO NIJE SALA/WHAT MAKES DONNA TWIRL?-A BITER KERMIT HAEVEN/SELF TITLED, SPLIT LP, 1989, USA






Following my barrage of Steaming Coils posts, here's a little known and critical piece of the Brad Laner puzzle (well, half of this anyway). To Nije Sala's side finds a post-Steaming Coils Laner paired up with Steve Stain and Lucija Kordic of What Makes Donna Twirl?, and it's a combination electrically charged with the sick synergy of flipped sensibilities colliding for the first time. With Stain's strained vox at the fore (his exhibitionistic approach standing in stark contrast to Chrisman's low key warble in Steaming Coils), The mixed company Laner's keeping here prompts him to re-approach the overt insanity of the first era of Steaming Coils and it's a gorgeously demented thing to behold. What Makes Donna Twirl?'s side is equally touched in the head sounding, if slightly less in-your-face with it's psychosis mongering. The vibe here is distinctly claustrophobic, percussively churning, grunting and howling in a personal hermetic abyss uniquely their own.

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7 comments:

Dualtrack said...

EAZY TEETH
Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) and Don Preston (Mothers of Invention) are credited amongst the special thanks of this record's sleeve and the cover art is the work of the venerable Van Vliet. It's a weird record, sort of industrial-rock but not quite. The band included Tito Larriva (vocals), Paul Young (Serge Synthesizer & Steiner E.V.I.) and Robert Willliams (drums & synares).

Robert Williams was the percussionist for Beefheart's Magic Band from 1977 until 1981 and Paul Young was a roadie for the Magic Band. Paul was nicknamed "eazy teeth" by Don Van Vliet due to his smile. The complex family tree of Eazy Teeth is worth a look.

danny said...

Seems the file is corrupt - can you check and repost? thanks!

fuzztunnel said...

Hi Eric: do you happen to have the Yves Laferrier solo album (late 70s)?

vdoandsound said...

fuzztunnel-I do and it's seriously wonderful. It's also been reissued semi-recently, so it's a no go for MS, alas. Wayside has copies, if you're interested:

http://www.waysidemusic.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=PROGQUEBEC%2011

fuzztunnel said...

Cool- will investigate... thanks!

jeff said...

No need to repost, Danny. Google "7zip," then download and install it. It will extract the mp3's just fine.

Anonymous said...

RE-UP ASAP