Monday, March 29, 2010

Dem Hunger - Caveman Smack (2010)


Dem Hunger - Rainwater Tea - Caveman Smack by m.r.t
Dem Hunger - Fried Squid - Caveman Smack by m.r.t
Dem Hunger - Mosque Vibrations - Caveman Smack by m.r.t
Dem Hunger - Horse Stomach - Caveman Smack by m.r.t

Dem Hunger's Caveman Smack is an interesting, under the radar release primarily because the music is great, but also, I really am at a loss as to what to call this. Caveman Smack seems to eschew genre identification right from the start and thank god for that. Yeah it's electronic beat oriented music, but the cassette sounds like an amalgamation of wonky/dubstep/musique concrete/experimental noise/field recordings/minimal-dub techno/80's throwback chill wave/tropical cassette noise/8-bit beats. There is not much information on Dem Hunger either, his myspace implies that he is from London and Syria. Regardless, the music is an exciting listen because it breaks so many genre constraints while being evocative and continuous in its flow from start to finish. I am glad to hear more musicians experimenting with the wonky/instrumental hip-hop/dubstep pattern and not producing more shameless Flying Lotus and cliche dubstep knockoffs, which there seems to be hoards of every week in electronic stores' newly released 12" bins. These are tracks that need to be listened to from start to finish because so much is going on within each track that skimming over them just won't do justice to the music. Dem Hunger deserves your attention and unfortunately only a hundred of you can get this tape (limited to 100 on Leaving Records). I would expect to hear big things from this artist in the near future. Oh and I like Dem Hunger's explanation of the release, it fits the music well (I also like his fascination with Shelley Duvall):

"YEH THIS MY NEW LITTLE ****IN TAPE.
WHEN NOT WORKIN I WAS POURIN LITTLE BITS OF PISS COLOURED SWEAT ALL OVER IT.
REAL BEER TALK KINDA ***T. ZEBRA DEATHS RECORDED ALL OVER IT.
SHELLEY POPS UP FOR A FEW SYRUP POPS.
GUESS THE WHOLE IDEA IS SOME EARLY HUMAN JUST LAYIN AROUND WITH HIS EYES OUT OF HIS HEAD.
ALL SKULL BASHED UP IN THE RIVER. THIS MUSIC SORT OF FLOATIN AROUND INSIDE HIS JAWBONE.
THE BONES GET EATEN BY THE SUN, THEN IT ALL GETS SPAT BACK DOWN TO EARTH.
PREDATOR 3-D MEETS SLIMER TYPE ***T. I GOT A RECIPE FOR YOU ALL AS WELL
SQUID SALAD
FRY THAT ***T INNA PAN
THEN JUST TOSS THAT SHIT INNA ROAD."

3 comments:

  1. this guy sounds a hell of a lot like the last track on my album, i am digging it

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  2. REALLY FUCKIN NICE LITTLE WORDS HERE POPEYE

    THANKS DARLIN

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