Saturday, July 7, 2007


"Phantomsmasher is James Plotkin's [not so] latest brain-teaser and arguably his most ferocious. Teaming up with drum-man-chine DAVE WITTE (Burnt by the Sun, Discordance Axis, Melt Banana) and voice-ripper/sonic guerilla DJ SPEEDRANCH, the trio has cast aside the limits of hardcore, electronics, and rock thus creating an inexplicable force of a sound. Soar through a windtunnel of guitar while being skinned alive by audiomulch vocals before you're pummeled by the filtered blastbeat sonic-crunch. Imagine your favorite genres being extracted to your harddisk, torn to shreds and spat back out in the form of metallic digital powder. Imagine DIY laptop hardcore geeks having convulsions and vomiting buttermilk. The music is much more appealing than that. Phantomsmasher is music that makes you feel excited about art once again." -Ipecac
Download: mediafire
Label/Date: Ipecac, 2002
Standout tracks: 2, 4, 6
Genre: experimental/electronic grindcore
LIYL: Discordance Axis, The Locust, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Old, Orthrelm, Fantomas, Naked City
Myspace: /jamesplotkin
Purchase: amazon


fossilpoet said...

Drummer from Melt Banana huh? Sounds interesting.

Jem said...

This link is down, a la "TOS violation". can you reupload?