Rhetorician Vacuum

by Gad Whip

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Some Notes
Film Face – Kill The King!
Artificial Media Twit Storm – Surely it’s not possible that the lunatics are actually in charge?
Tarot Pack Shuffle – The fickle finger of fate.
Train Song – Keep sane with regular work outs on the track.
I Love Your Face – Dealing with snotty neighbours, smile and wave, rehearsal recording.
Care Home Selfie – Some kind of intro that takes you to the beginning of the story.
Super Sow Lane – Some kind of outro that takes you to the end of side 1.
There Is A Problem – Bil mix #1.
Just A Blip – Survival, perhaps.
Post Scratch – Originally done for the Cities & Memories Dada Sounds project.
Abbey Lincoln Mix Max – Bil Mix #2.

Bil Amos - Bass Guitars
Geoff Bolam - Synths & Vocals on 'Film Face'
Pete Davies - Vocals & Noise
Lee Drinkall - Guitar & Drums

Recorded between January & June 2016 in various locations.

"Gad Whip have a woozy, multi-layered, ever-shifting sound that’s hard to pin down, bouncing between unsettling sound collages and heavyweight industrial clanking and clattering, loopy punk funk and booming doomy dub stylings. There is also good old-fashioned thrashy hardcore, as well as some occasional, surprisingly tender interludes with actual acoustic guitars.

Their ‘lyrics’ – field recordings, cut ups and samples, live, actual singing, spoken word monologues – are smart and clever. Packed with witty wordplay and very often laugh-out-loud funny, the words are delivered in a variety of flat northern monotones.

While Gad Whip seem, on the whole, pretty comfortable with just how strange this shit is, at times I wish they’d dial down the wacky and zaniness and just concentrate on letting their genuine innate weirdness come to the fore a little more.

They might’ve been doing stuff like this for years but they bring something genuinely fresh and unique to the table. The decidedly-anologue delivery method they have chosen – tapes, for fuck’s sake – probably doesn’t help their cause but I have every faith in them.

Eighties kids have been fighting for lost causes all our lives. Why should now be any different?

Like the man sez, we dig repetition."

Sean Smith - undeleted.wordpress.com


released July 1, 2016



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