Saturday, April 14, 2018

Weasel Walter "Skhiizm" CD/download out now! Hellish one-man No Wave Disaster!

"Skhiizm" is a Weasel Walter solo album consisting of seven loud, dissonant, obnoxious compositions, six of which are short and one, very long. It is likely that it resides somewhere in the vein of so-called "Noise Rock" or "No Wave".  It is pure sonic terrorism, driven by alienation, cynicism, and anger. Weasel Walter is the sole performer on "Skhiizm", executing all guitars, drums and electronics as well as bellowing up the noxious clouds of processed vocal noise which swath this illogical, polluted set of aural scaffolds . The guitars are relentlessly shrill, aggressive and irritating. The drums tend to be angular, simplistic and punishing. The electronic stuff is mostly a bunch of weird noise that rises through the cracks sporadically. The role of the vocals on "Skhiizm" has devolved into a set of slate grey blankets of thick distorted static, imparting no positive meaning. The imaginary lead singer of this fictional "Skhiizm" band has no message, nothing to say, and, in fact, can barely muster the momentum to emerge from the dark, musty cellar he dwells in. The song titles will suffice instead of lyrics. The music is mostly pointless destruction and ugliness.  You see, this whole thing is a nightmarish mockery of a "rock band" which only exists in the mind of Mr. Walter, and on this CD. The 20 minute long final track is an extended suite based on the Poison Idea song "Hangover Heart Attack" and it features endless, nerve-racking guitar soloing. We suppose this album might appeal to people who pine over Walter's 1996 Flying Luttenbachers release "Revenge" and stuff like Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, early Swans, and Red Transistor (There's exactly one traditional fast Black Metal song on this release also, friends). The material on "Skhiizm" was originally performed live by Weasel Walter solo in concert on two occasions in Brooklyn, New York during 2014 and 2016. We at ugEXPLODE Records hope you either love or hate this release as much as we either love or hate you.
the download is now available through BANDCAMP
the CD is available direct from me:
paypal weaselw at juno dot com
14.00 postage paid in the US
17.00 postage paid in Europe
other locations write for postage rate

the CD is also available through CDBABY
add sale cds to your order! prices are postage paid in US, other locations send order for postage price:
Weasel Walter Septet - Invasion CD $5
Weasel Walter - Curses CD $5
Kaiser/Smith/Walter - Plane Crash CD $5
Kaiser/Smith/Walter - Plane Crash Two CD $5
Chan/Evans/Blancarte/Walter - Cryptocrystalline CD $5
Weasel Walter - Firestorm $5 (with Marshall Allen, et al)
Sandy Ewen/Weasel Walter - Idiomatic CD $10
Weasel Walter Large Ensemble - Igneity $10 (last copies)