Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eugenics Council, old post deleted...

Original article deleted by "the internet"...

You can find what you're looking for..

This was just to tell the unwary about EUGENICS COUNCIL.

From :

"Anyone can pick up some powertools in the safety of a huge warehouse art space (and you will see some of that here) but it takes a special kinda artistic dementia cum fearlessness to move the body shop into some unwary kids basement rec room. We are talking real fucking commitment here, not just common and pedestrian externally directed hatred and distaste but an equal helping of no fear death wish that will knock the clove cigarettes and poetry books out of the hands of every faux intellectual within several city blocks upon airing. Screeching vocal feedback, resonant oscillators into tight digital delay, caustic scraping metal and the smash crash boom of a self-deconstructing car compactor. Relentless, unforgiving and the absolute butt ugliest of ugly American misanthropy.

The instrumentation these folks use is definitely worth mention. Besides the various drills and grinders which had my labourer roommate clutching his digits against his chest in phantom pain, you get the odd quarter stick of dynamite made into a make shift cannon by being tossed into an open oil drum, tear gas, you know, the usual boring stuff (yeah right). My personal fave however is the mig welder. In case you don't know what that is, a mig welder works by creating a high current electrical short, something you normally desperately avoid happening. They use a similar principle to melt aluminum - think really high current and molten metal hot. Put your wet little dinky into the 220V dryer power outlet for 3 months and you will kinda get the idea. I honestly kept expecting riot cops to come running in, guns ablaze for every one of these gigs, they get that crazy at times.

The first gig on the tape is definitely the standout though. Again, fearless inappropriateness makes its debut in some judgement challenged roommates second floor apartment parlour room. You can smell the nervous anxiety dripping off the walls as the chaos and vitriol starts ramping up and away out of control. Rosemary Malign wanders aimlessly about screeching incoherently about some Whitehouseesque bedtime story while the Eugenics Council gang go all Ranxerox on each other with spark shooting grinders, then the crowd, then each other again until a few well timed explosives blow out the windows and send everyone running away in search of unpolluted oxygen. Getting shit kicked by the band members is the very least of your worries, you are lucky not to end up needing eye surgery and a blood transfusion after one of these gigs. Even SRL is safer since at least you are off in the bleachers and they certainly don't want to lose their corporate sponsorship. It is 100% totally fucking nuts. And about the purest form of the industrial genre you are likely to ever lose your hearing to."


Interesting take.

They were smack dab in the middle of the bill, I saw it labeled EC.

In the end, peoples shit got blown up. Apparantly an audience member picked up those pipe bombs, and threw them. away? back? He didn't want live explosives near him in a small room?

Musically, It was a pretty great and brutal show all around. Each band was great in their own respective rights. Commited. NOISEY.

Our stance?

Censorship rots. In the name of performance, do whatever your heart desires to yourself and your own things. Hell, if it stupidly comes to that, even gear can be replaced.

However, even GG warned lay that on some unwary twisted kids is a nightmare...

I contacted the band and told them they should warn people, if they don't.

I guess DN himself kept it the simplest, with a link to a youtube video in a comment on the deleted article.

Here's our own.  "A warning" : 

Oddly enough I now want to order tapes.


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