Pink Noise / Man Made Hill
(Inyrdisk - IYD88) split 7-inch $9.00
Two prime movers each from Montréal’s most admirable modern punks and Toronto’s relentless electro-pop sorcerer. Mark Sauner, Graeme Langdon, and Tara Desmond’s magic cash’n’carry stunners shake with tight disjointedness, while Randy Gagne mystifies with filthy tapes, blown-out beatboxes in full body-slam mode, and some hot-stepping into soulful crooning glory. Risograph-printed covers. Edition of 500.
(Beniffer Editions) LP $16.50
When dealing with weird Canadians, best to simply quote Weird Canada's Aaron Levin, who seems to know what he's talking about: "On the brink of a sexual explosion, Man Made Hill’s warbled army of synthetic bone tweak[s] the subconscious with unmitigated groove. Only Toronto could provoke such a paramount of reductive funk bursting with subterrestrial bass and xenomorphic rhythm, paving the way for incumbent beings of radiant grind." Edition of 300.