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psyreviews
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Posted : Jun 8, 2005 12:20


Serious Porn Collector
User
Last Possible Solution (UK)

Intriguingly-named Serious Porn Collector (aka Lek Black, aka NRS, half of RAM, aka ex-Deviant Speciesí Paul) isÖ. well, intriguingly-named. The music here is less hectic than previous LPS releases, but no less dazzling in its quality. Itís sort of like NRS-doing-Prog, which means itís a very dark progressive mixed in with rave, oodles of bass, and a general disrespect for all musical humility. Slow opens up with a lazy, reticent groove thatís clearly in no hurry to make anything happen. It chugs along like an old friend with a wet nose, much like Splinter which takes its time to build up a dirty and loveable groove that sucks you in tightly and then tickles you with a feather duster, like a psychedelic Ken Dodd. Residual Circuit Master is tecchy, like Mad Max crossed with Bladerunner. Deep, breathy backwash noises mix with a feeling of tasteful alienation. Nice. U Wat has great progression, kicking off in a kind of spooky-Sensient style, and gradually picking up more funk, fluidity and buzz, and Stiffy is a delightful little cheekmonster, with cute splurges and tickles and a general playful vibe thatís hard to shake. Ashmaníd with Israelís DJ Bendler is very tasty, with a vibe like a Gary Numan video and more of this electronic alienation going on. Very creepy, a track that rewards repeated listening and that has a lot more going on in it that can be heard without a decent spliff and a decent rig. A Sign Of Decay works very well, taking the thunking, subbass-progressive and adding a plethora of distrurbing and fascinating noises around the place. Urgh does exactly what it says on the tin, sneering at you and being generally unfriendly, as it eyes up your girlfriend and puts its cigarette out on your parentís Persian rug. Electrical Redistribution sees all the ideas coming together very well, its very fluid and the vibes behind the sounds are very spooked out. Finally, Processing Numbers is a cinematic downtempo romp through randomania, itís again very disconcerting and a little deranged. All in all this is an interesting album, although on listening to it I get the vibe that I really want to listen to RAM or NRS instead, to hear the energy build then boil over, instead of being kept down and broody as on here. But if youíre after something sinister, slinky and progressive to mix in with your new Sensient album, then you need look no further.



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1. Slow
2. Splinter
3. Residual circuit master
4. U Wat
5. Stiffy
6. Ashaman'd (SPC vs DJ Bendler)
7. A sign of decay
8. Urgh (SPC v Tenzing)
9. Electrical redistributer
10. Processing numbers           


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Posted : Jun 9, 2005 09:33
nice review as always...

Hmm.. doesnt seem like somethin wud choose over a new Nano but does sound intriguing..
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Rah
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Posted : Jun 9, 2005 19:48
Artist: Serious Porn Collector

Album: User

Label: Last Possible Solution

Year: 2005

Format: CD

Country: U.K.

Songs:
01. Slow (136 BPM's)
02. Splinter (137 BPM's) *
03. Residual Circuits (137 BPM's)
04. A Sign of Decay (138 BPM's) *
05. Stiffy (136 BPM's)
06. Ashamand (SPC vs DJ Bendler) (136 BPM's) *
07. U Wat (138 BPM's)
08. Electrical Redistributer (139 BPM's)
09. Urgh (SPC v Tenzing) (138 BPM's)
10. Processing Numbers (134 BPM's)


Why we like it:

If you were wondering where good minimal went hiding, you need to look no further. Lek Black is back from the recent N.R.S affair, changing the style a few degrees from his numerous appearances on Symptoms of compliance. For starters the beat per minute count slowed down a bit, you can feel it in the reappearing kick. The mysterious aspects are still present and the scant mellodies remind of any half-coherent Richard D. James album immersed in heavy delays. The end result is a mission through minimal with eerie undertones, progressive moments, tribal teases and speck of groove. Closing the book awaits a strange down tempo fusion, with all the tall-tale signs of Black, exploring dubby basses and hip beats.

Why you might like it:

The kicks might not be very varied throughout, but the echoing congas and tambourines with numerous rhythmic artifacts complement the production well. A bit more musically inspired (and thats no insuation of sweet-tooth) than his earlier work, an interesting side of Black seems to develop. The outcome is reserved, retaining that mechanical vibe Last possible solution has been releasing lately.


My highlights :

* 02. Splinter

A strong beat with generous use of bass in chain-saw mode and quirky synth lines, a tea-spoon of funk and some of that mysterious aura that seems to surround anything Lek is producing. Stuck in the middle, a slice of heaven visible only when the dark clouds dissipate (around minute 2:30).

* 04. A Sign of Decay

Using a very layered approach to the composition with a myriad number of sublevels to get the message across. Screams heavily delayed, squelchy effects, droid-like harmonics and a standard bass line.

* 06. Ashamand (SPC vs DJ Bendler)

A much welcomed organic drumming accompaniment, alongside subtle "ohh" samples with a new assortment of drone outputs turning liquid. The production feels more rounded and when Black gets a bit of help it shows through.

* 08. Electrical Redistributer

Displaying a carnivalesque beat without really being joyful the song moves forward in between the couple of breaks without even attempting building ups. The chain-like bass once again explores slightly different ideas, as the splashes of porn the collector has been sharing keep the higher ranges on a mental hard on.           elementoftime.net
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Nomolos(Zenon Rec.)
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Posted : Jun 10, 2005 14:15
psyreviews and Rah Good on ya!!! very nice reviews!
Psyreviews your a funny ass bloke!
Cheers.
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Salamandrill


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Posted : Jun 10, 2005 17:33
i just read two reviws and still not sure how this sounds
some people tell stories, others write essays on it...
Rah
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Posted : Jun 10, 2005 19:03
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On 2005-06-10 17:33, Salamandrill wrote:
i just read two reviws and still not sure how this sounds
some people tell stories, others write essays on it...





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Posted : Sep 2, 2005 08:58
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On 2005-06-08 12:20, psyreviews wrote:

All in all this is an interesting album, although on listening to it I get the vibe that I really want to listen to RAM or NRS instead, to hear the energy build then boil over, instead of being kept down and broody as on here.



I agree, this is a nice album, but every time I listen to it, I just hope it was a new R.A.M. or N.R.S. album :\
lokus
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Posted : Sep 6, 2005 17:09
once again paul from last possible solution hits us with an outstanding release.
as mentioned before it sound like nrs doing what he thinks progressive is.
dark creepy and unbelievable phatt

excellent album
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volvox box
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Posted : Sep 6, 2005 20:24
Im just cumming reading your reviews man . for about 5 years i got no more sperm.
Acidhive
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Posted : Sep 7, 2005 18:49
Yeah, pretty creepy it is, but I don't think it's really good. It just sounds to me like music from Deviant Species or NRS himself, only a bit downtuned. It's not bad either, don't get me wrong. But to me it just sounds so...hmm well, bland. Maybe it needs time to sink some more, but at this moment I stand by my opinion.           "Subconscious unravels at the point of death, and all time it has known erupts into a moment. As death extinguishes us, so we become it."

[Esoteric: Subconscious Dissolution Into The Continuum]
lokus
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Posted : Sep 7, 2005 20:52
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volvox box wrote:
Im just cumming reading your reviews man . for about 5 years i got no more sperm.


loool

@acidhive:
i understand you, this kind of music is hard to access. you are right "user" sounds a bit like deviant species or nrs.
but thats what i love.
for me the album s got an very subtle kind of beauty. maybe one day you will like it as much as i do
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Noise Poison Records
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Posted : Sep 9, 2005 14:47
I am fucking impressed by this one ...... it has intelligent arranged power and enough breaks and kicks to keep my balls shaking ! ..... really lovely stuff I whish to get my hands on more like this !

congratulations ..... this will spangle my case for long time

cheers           I just came out, cause it seems there was a noise outside ! .... added to Parvati Records rooster .. check webside !!!
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