Totally Fucking Gay – The Ballad Of George Takei


Artist: Totally Fucking Gay
Title: The Ballad Of George Takei
Keywords: metal comedy rock electro grindcore homocorepop New York
words by: Christoper Ock

What rhymes on George Takei? Absolutely; Totally Fucking Gay! Coincidence or not, Totally Fucking Gay (the mega band so gay that it would almost turn gay people straight) has been honoring George Takei (Mister Zulu from the classic sexy adventures on the original starship enterprise series) with his very own tune!

I believe it’s a birthday gift, but not sure if it is (I’m not the kind of person who reads the hullabaloo in the press releases)… in any case if it was George his birthday or not; hooray and Happy Birthday George Takei, may your days be joyful and gay! And let this tune done by the handsome Kneepad Nikki (voice, keys, dirty knees)
Super horny Doc Octocock (guitars, keyboards, pristine production and assplay) and of-course milk fan Joe Testículo (lead guitars, penis slide) please you very much!

It’s a really cool gift to have Totally Fucking Gay honoring George Takei in such a honoring cheerful way. In fact this band doing this George Takei song is like a match made in heaven and a weird dream come true. Also the actual lyrics of the song might trigger the imagination of a steamy hot scene between George and the sausage loving band members.

By the way; A friend of mine asked me if ‘Totally Fucking Gay’ was actually gay, hinting that it might be a parody with a plot twist that these guys are actually as straight as an arrow, while donating their entire spare time in bringing, writing, singing and starring in their gay-only tunes & music videos… but even though anything is possible (after all a orange toddler can launch nuclear bombs if it wanted too nowadays) , somehow I think that would be highly unlikely. I would suggest the friend (a straight male with a high interest in lady boys) to meet up with the band and see if he is able to walk afterwards, while coming back from this interesting quest to find out of Totally Fucking Gay is gay or not… somehow I imagine being pierced with lasers set to stun and penetrated with the speed of warp 9!

Anyway, George Takei most definitely is gay & with a great sense of bitchy humor he had conquered the hearts of a entire galaxy. Beaming up closeted gays from their closets by being a nice example of being proud of who you are & that it’s nice to celebrate it! In a way he might be a bit like the male version of Ellen 😂oh my! So in all goodness, both ‘Totally Fucking Gay’ and George Takei have lots in common and with this wonderful typical sexy song it feels as if they made love in public! A provocative act of sexiness, love, honor and celebrity cum! A dream come true!
https://totallyfuckinggay.com/george_takei.html

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Caracoa – New Middle Passage


Artist: Caracoa
Title: New Middle Passage
Keywords: bds electronic noi minimal techno urbaniteNewport
reviewer: Technicole Kiddyman

Hello boys and girls, I’m sucking on a lollipop to avoid my jaw cracking in cause I’m super tight! I don’t know if that makes sense, but you know popping mollies since breakfast till dawn like me & you will understand where I’m coming from! Anyway while my braincells are all taking a hike and dying by the minute let me quickly tell you about this release that I’m feeling right now!

It’s ‘New Middle Passage’ by Caracoa and is absolute canon power for the lovely energy that these pills are giving me! Holy smokes, cracking Caracoa is cracking me up with its arsenal of electronic beats that stomp on in a never ending way! In a minimal style this ‘New Middle Passage’ is keeping it all clean and well cut, whatever you do and no matter how fried your brain is; falling over these electric techno tracks will be as good as impossible. Even your drunk nephew would be able to spin some good looking moves!

You just have to feel it, jump on it and ride those kicks, high hats and four by four rhythms like you know what you are doing! Just go mental basically, it doesn’t even require you to have any basic grooves in your bones; it’s so to the point that anyone f*cked enough should be able to dance on this like you just don’t care! You know; super tight! And preferable high as a kite!

All the tracks are pretty much of a short time period so that might make you available for a stumble, but don’t worry; Caracoa had placed them in such a order that it is almost like a continues flow. A thing that makes the life easy for anyone who needs to bop its head, waggle it’s legs and point a finger in a rhythmic fashion; a dance session so to speak.
Here have a lollipop and the link:
https://caracoa.bandcamp.com/releases

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Trixerin – Walk You Nowhere [Single]


Artist: Trixerin
Titoe: Walk You Nowhere [Single]
Keywords: alternative ambient indie lo fi pop post-rock Israel
Label: Schwarz Neon Licht Records http://schwarzneonlicht.com/

Now here is a single that made me pull my ears in order to make them larger from pure interest and enthusiasm! Something you don’t want to miss out on! A very lovely and intelligent sounding song by a artist named Trixerin! It’s the song that will suddenly wake you up from whatever you had been doing (I was deeply asleep!), one that will grab your attention and tickle the urge to share it with all your friends who would love to hear something new and colorful.

Hello, friends!
Please check this song out by Trixerin; knowing your taste… you are going to love it, making you feel like you have discovered a lovely golden nugget in the middle of ‘so so’ artists; someone and something to get excited about and that you want to share with your singer songwriter good music appreciating friends…

Hey dear friends, check this out!

Hmm, somehow I’m stuck in a vicious circle here; I keep writing that this will be the material that you want to pass its knowledge of existence on to your friends… you should… but before you do, you might want to enjoy it yourself as I’m sure it feels good to hear and feel this new discovery, especially before going into a good willed sharing frenzy. Spin it a bit, cherish and appreciate it that original music, with a lovely well skilled singing voice and interesting songwriting skills are not a died out thing; Trixerin just gives a bunch of happiness and hope for the musical future!

So yes I might be blabbing away in a serious state of enthusiasm, but considering Trixerin’s ‘Walk You Nowhere’ it’s pretty much on point and full surprises in the music department. It sounds so young and fresh, a modern minstrel with a arsenal of music that is fun and appetizing. The song itself has this cheekiness to it, almost like a modern day fairytale in which Trixerin (if she had the choice) would rather have stepped on her escape vehicle (a broom stick!) while leading a well willing person to a troubled outcome. It sounds like a song that would have loved to turn back time and make things undone; yet if that was reality this song wouldn’t have been born & we wouldn’t be so enthusiastically writing (or reading!) about it!

With lovely chords, a very inviting baseline and a euphoric cheeky happiness in a lovely pop format Trixerin’s warm and strong voice drops all the right notes and expressions so cheerfully. It might be a song of a little less than 3 minutes, it’s like a free sample given by a smart dealer; something you snort up and makes you eager to hear so much more! Which will hopefully happen soon, dear music-junkies, as apparently this free downloadable single comes from a upcoming album named ‘sideseeing’ which will drop hopefully next month! Anyway, (before this write up leaves you nowhere) here is a link to Walk You Nowhere:
https://neonlicht.bandcamp.com/track/walk-you-nowhere-single
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Various Artists – Doom Mix Vol. 1


Artists: various
Title : Doom Mix Vol. 1
Keywords: electronic rock dream pop electronic experimentalindie rock kraut psychedelic synth United States
Label : Doom Trip records
Link : https://doomtrip.bandcamp.com/album/doom-mix-vol-i
Release date : April 2017
Format : Digital download / Tape
Reviewer: Wayne Rex

Well hello there, YIKIS readers.. Have you missed me? No??! To be honest, I can’t blame you but, whilst I have been away, I have missed some awesome music to attempt to review in my usual idiotic, slightly backwards manner. Luckily enough, I have found an absolute stonker to share with all you lovely people out there.

Doom Mix Vol.1 is an epic compilation, brought to you from the absolutely lovely folk from Doom Trip Records over there in the good ole US of A. They have released some superb music over the last year or so, from the band of the moment Skyjelly to the should be more famous, R. Stevie Moore and this is showcasing some serious talent.. and may I be so bold to say that none of this is in the slightest doomy. It’s uplifting, rejoiceful, gorgeousness that is true and proper music made by people who do it because they have to, because it’s in them. From the heart, the soul and not so they can just be famous. Though pretty much everybody featured on here deserves the upmost success. So join me in raising my mug of coffee to the featured artists featured on this compilation. (I think I may have already drank too much coffee but that’s just between you and I, ok?)

Kicking things off in a most summery and joyous manner we have HOTT MT with a night in Chinatown. If anyone out there reading this can tell me why this shouldn’t be a number 1 hit song for the summer then t please do and I will just play you the track again until you agree that this is fan-bloody-tastic!!!! High production value, sublime and haunting vocal, catchy melody and guitar hook. For the love of the baby Jesus, this has everything. I don’t even need to attempt to type, just listen for yourselves and you will know what I mean.

TALsounds is up next with a moody, atmospheric little number called touch the sky. Has echoes of Portishead in the vocal and also an authentic 80’s electro/Gaelic vibe to it. I’m really digging this. It’s arty without being pretentious. Has reflections of past era music without being sickly retro. Pagan synth pop, yo!

Rangers are up next with a short but amazingly funky and rocking track entitled Crown Prince. You need this song in your life before a night out or before a major nerve racking event as this song will pump your adrenalin to enable you to face the world and tear it a new one.

Tea, the drink by Skyjelly is next on the playlist. Sampled and produced nervous breakdown crossed with some modern say surf style vocal and laid back but funky as fuck drumming, finished off with country sci-fi guitar! Think I shall play this one again for good measure.

The man, the legend, Mr. R. Stevie Moore comes in at track 5. The Garbage State is just superb!! Garage, punk, country, blues.. it’s all going on but with such simplicity and aggressive beauty. Fuck bands like the sex pistols and other such bell-ends, to me this is how a punk song should be sung and moreover sung by a true pioneer and not fake as the piercings they sport. Lo-Fi greatness in 3min 48secs.

Heejin Jang with Introspection is a gloriously wacky soundscape/noise piece. Conjures up in my brain, Extra Terrestrials trying to tune in with our media that we’re all suffocated by and then having a conversation about how it’s probably best not to invade as we’re pretty much fucked already. Really well crafted piece of music, sound and art.

Next up are Missing Organs with Immortan Disco. This is another darkly playful piece, using synths and drum machines etc.. with a distinct feel from the 80’s but doesn’t sound at all nostalgic or old. It’s a track from the here and now and like all the tracks featured, completely timeless and could be played in fifty years and still sound fresh. This is like a pagan synth overture. Awesome!!

Vinyl Williams hits us up next with some summery pop magic entitled Ode to Eternal. Man, this is a quality piece of pop music. Again this track has such commercial appeal it’s really hard to try and understand why bands like this aren’t selling millions of records and scoring summer smash hits. I will certainly be blaring this one out as I crooze my hood (English Village) in my Suzuki Alto 1.1. That image may sound rather sad and pathetic but playing this track will instantly turn me into the dude.

Unbloom is next on the listening juggernaut that is Doom Mix Vol.1 and I’m instantly taken back to my youth with this one. Depeche mode, the cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees etc.. my hair (yes, I too once had hair) long and my clothes dark.. Oh, how I miss those times but now I’ve heard Sink into Skin I am taken back to those times. This is another brilliant track with so much commercial appeal that it should be at least on a film soundtrack and a high rising chart climber. Beautiful and dreamy vocals, dark but sympathetic (or should I say synthpathetic.. see, my jokes are worse than my writing) and a great tune you genuinely want to listen to over and over again. A band to watch out for.

Tarkamt with Outer Gateways is the next track. I really enjoy this kind of music. Electronic, experimentation, imaginative, quality simple beats, soundtrack guitars and all topped off with some feedback/noise guitar. Man I dig this track!!!

Wow, oh wow!!!!! What the fuck has just been put on?? It’s Alan Morse Davis with Indigo Carmine. I could literally listen to this track on repeat. European/Asian layered gospel vocal is like the most sensitive hands massaging the most tender of aches followed by the most dream inspiring joint of weed being smoked and then fall asleep together, naked in each others arms whilst the rain outside gently hits the window pains but the sun will rise in the morning. That is absolutely not doing this song justice to it’s awe inspiring beauty. Listen for yourselves and make your own meditative journey.

SCRTS is up next with a sonic soundscape piece called Tails Tied Together. Sci-fi, 2000AD shit going on here. Ambient but sinister. It’s dark, it’s Berlin is a Dystopian world. That’s the picture that I have painted from the wonderful music provided.

wrtch is next on the listening roller-coaster of awesomeness with a track called WEALTH. This could be the most accurate sonic description of how the mind of a wealthy capitalist with the morals of zilch and the decadence of depravity that knows no bounds. That could be taken as a negative for obvious reasons (from the artists point of view) but I mean it as a compliment as this is a mighty fine sonic journey and I need to listen again as I think my mind was just blown!

Parrallax ’48 with Phonetics is next. What an interesting song. To my simple ears it sounds like sampled human mouth noises, perfectly cut together to make a great beat with jazz qualities though obviously with different timings.. but you know what I mean. Then comes in some stunning piano. A soundscape of the sun rising over the plains and that moment when just for a split second, everything feels perfect in the world and your life. This track builds and builds with small and subtle additions to the music and noises and is just sublime. When I listen to this I actually feel like my soul has levitated out of my body and it’s just floating and staring at the world from a different and peaceful perspective. Bloody hell, this is good!!

We have Jeremy Bible with Extinction (Live) next on the hit list. The longest track on the recording, coming in at 8mins 20secs. The beginning could be out of a lost Floyd tape or something and instantly grabs your attention with it’s dramatic quality. This is followed but field recordings and sci-fi / futuristic noise and ambient background. I absolutely love this track. It’s something that not many people have heard before and totally unique. It’s intense but beautiful, dark but uplifting. it makes sense but is also totally bonkers. You just gotta love it.

The penultimate track is Later on (demo version) by Wooden Wand. What a beautiful acoustic track. It’s like a Brian Wilson song with an English guitar feel. Not sure if that makes sense but I know what I mean. Tender, thought provoking and spiritually relaxing. Time stands still when you listen to this track.

Mukqs with Bike Shop Instant Text Bug is the final track on what has been some of the best music I have heard all year. This is like south American / Mediterranean traditional music samples all mashed and mixed up with other strange, weird and wonderful sounds and noises to make by far the most far out track on the album. It’s like a Sega has been given bucket loads of speed and acid and is having the trip of it’s life and I have never in all my life wanted to be a Sega as much as I have now.

This is an epic compilation that really needs to be experienced first hand by you guys out there. It’s worth every penny of the download and I have heard that Doom Trip tapes are some of the best quality out there so invest wisely and invest in some of the best music of 2017!!
https://doomtrip.bandcamp.com/album/doom-mix-vol-i

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MODELBAU – Neither Nor


Artist: MODELBAU
Title: Neither Nor
Keywords: experimental abstract ambient drone minimal noiseAugsburg
label: Attenuation Circuit http://www.attenuationcircuit.de/

Nearly’ is the starting point on this fine Modelbau release, a project by the legendary sound man Frans De Waard who is also the creative brain behind the longest running source for alternative experimental music Vital Weekly. This information might have nothing to do with the track, but gives you a good impression that this is the sound of a sound veteran who not only earned his skills by doing things himself, but also by hearing many different releases; let’s say that he has been around. Not surprisingly ‘nearly’ is living up to the high expectations a listener and fan of Modelbau might have; a very intoxicating hallucinating mix of audio goodness, filled with detail and rhythmic precision it forms a buildup of great suspense. It’s like a distinctive robotic march in a clean alien surrounding, warm, fuzzy and fearlessly electronic.

With ‘Nullify’ Modelbau gives even more warmth, a nice collusion of crackles, interesting backdrop of unknown business and a superb coziness of a machine like sound that softly hums as if it is a relative of a didgeridoo. But don’t sit back too comfortably as Modelbau will pierce your ears right out with ‘Nostalgia’. A loud but high bird-like expression that seems to be on a high voltage, repeating its thrilling sound in rapid speed with a growling cat like purr attached to it. Feelings wise it is exciting like a wake up call and yet comfortable cozy at the same time. Slowly Modelbau seems to trigger more nature into the thoughtful event, making me as a listener hallucinate and dream up magical swamps full of new born critters and other mysterious life forms. Very interesting, especially because it might be all electronic, while it all sounds so nature-like.

With ‘Namesake’ Modelbau takes this theme of creating bizarre natural sounding worlds born out of sonic experimentation to the next level. The result is a scene in which imaginative frogs quack, fuzzy bees flap their microscopic wings next to the microphone and a atmospheric glow of sound fosters it all under its wishful blanket. Also worth the trip is ‘Niche’ , a track that conveys kindness and love with a minimal sound that instantly gets into your heart like a well designed love letter. Slowly the card opens up and miracles of wonder seem to flow out; a tonal melody so nicely stretched out that it becomes a euphoric master piece that gets listeners who happen to be under the influence of LSD to hallucinate of pretty rattlesnakes doing a beautiful mating dance with a pretty purring cat; a scene of rainbows, sunshine and excitement in a loving kind of way!

All the way at the final end there is ‘Nevertheless’ which has a more industrialistic techno feel to it. A repeated electronic bass activity that shimmers to the point throughout the recording, almost functioning like a railway for the more floating sounds to follow and fly over. These sounds are warm but dark, like morning drops on the grass; cool and fresh and not so sure what lays ahead on the day. A smooth soundscape of changes in mood that might implode or go for a more subtle end; it will keep you hooked and full questions, as if the story isn’t finished and will continue in a next Modelbau release. A great listen so please do so:
https://emerge.bandcamp.com/album/neither-nor
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Monkey Warhol – Import / Export


Artist: Monkey Warhol
Title:Import / Export
Keywords:electronic ambient ambient noise wall digital dronedrone noise wall dystopia experimental industrialmusique concrete noise plunderphonics sound artsoundscape vapor vapornoise London
Label: SSN Technologies

If you aren’t already overdosing on a brand new dose of nobody less than the music of the one and only Monkey Warhol; maybe this one would do the trick! A delicious new pop album that would leave fans of catchy tunes feel blessed and haters of the genre also very much impressed.

With clear distinction Monkey Warhol pulled out the most remarkable album of them yet, let’s see it as Monkey Warhol’s version of Michael Jackson’s Blood on the dance floor or Abba’s ‘greatest hits’, it just has something so high up on the ladder that seated between music legendary’s finest releases ‘Monkey Warhol’s Import/Export’ wouldn’t feel left out or out of place!

The ultimate catchiness and erotic sexiness of ‘Import’ could only have been made in a massive quality studio; the hooks, the twists, the non-existing lyrics, the electric electricity that pulls it all together might be the thing radio pluggers and all-round music lovers had been waiting for!

The original use of sounds and the sound production on itself is a great hint of what the future of top quality music might be all about! Monkey Warhol takes every inch of the tune very seriously, poking both eyes out for a close inspection of pure quality control. The ridiculous plus point of this Monkey Warhol release is. The will to cross borders, experiment and als ways give its listeners something to wonder and talk about!

On the ‘export’ side of this release Monkey Warhol just sticks it to the middleman; no dealers or big time record label bosses are needed as this material will sell itself beautifully! The poppy material does not only do convincingly well on the dance floor, but it also has this clear tranquilizing drug inducing brainwaves knitted into the original production; making this not just radio worthy tunes but also the provider of free hallucinating experiences for everyone who dares to plug in! Pretty much the release of the year! Check it out:
https://ssntech.bandcamp.com/album/import-export
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valentinavillarroel – Sin Titulo


Artist: valentinavillarroel
Title: Sin Titulo
Keywords:ambient circuit bending experimental hacking circuit recordings recordings Concepción

Stumbling upon valentinavillarroel’s Sin Titulo through the Feminiatronic website and loving it’ was exactly what had happened to me & could have happened to you too. My coincidental stumble was a good one as before I knew it I felt surrounded by the possibilities of circuit bending, electronics and music that had not been heard before. Titulo had the warm sounds of electronic niftiness all crackling and rattling in a super nice way, the only familiarities had to be something that sounded like a beat; how exciting!

I don’t know how exactly these tracks on the Sin Titulo had been made, but they come across born through pure experimentation. Sin Titulo number two has something that made me think of the higher animalistic spirit from a cyborg-mouse in heath & it sounded so alive that poking a finger towards it might result in the track biting it off in a playful way!

Sin Titulo number 3 has a much grungier sound and feel, it’s hard to explain; it’s very earthly and yet not so much. Like listening to a confusional mix of earth-dirt, a dusty turning piece of vinyl and a cat scratching the inside of a carton box; it’s pretty much something else, but you get the point!

Sin Titulo number four gives the listener a hint of warm nature of a unknown order. It takes the warm crackling feel of life as experienced in the very first Sin Titulo track, but keeps it all very dreamy, active and sweetly busy; probably a great work to play on repeat and do some active awareness-dreaming.

At the final end there is ‘Opresion’ which is another one that makes the head go in a frenzy of finding out what it is that it is hearing. The one I own made me think of a failing record player that in the end didn’t fail at all! In any case this collection of probably circuit bending experiments is sounding a bit like a positive Frankenstein creating new life forms in audio form! Let’s put up the voltage and hope to stumble upon more of them!
https://valentinavillarroel1.bandcamp.com/album/sin-titulo
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