STOP PRESS: ALL MY COPIES SOLD IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS.
9 track 33.3 rpm seven inch EP. 200 copies only.
Murky business all this Libbe Matz Gang stuff, but more of that anon. They are hooligans, basically,
who have entrusted me with a few copies of their debut release… check out the youtube megamix for a vague idea of what you’re letting yourself in for!
PRAISE FOR LIBBE MATZ GANG
“Sounds great. So come on, who is it?”
“I like! ‘Mod Violence’ is brilliant.”
- Peter Rehberg (Editions Mego)
“It has been a while since I received such an intriguing unsolicited item
in the mail. Primitive murky computer electronics. Great grimy graphics,
multilayered reference points. Some kind of cranky political messages I
can’t decipher. Postmark was North London, handwriting was unfamiliar.
Label claims to be based in Sealand.”
- HongKongGoolagong (Special Interests Forum)
“John Eden sends me this, being a bit coy about details, but nothing to do
with him personally, apparently. It seems vaguely Edenic in it’s vision
tho, being all dystopic Industrial subversive occultic blackness with the
samizdat typewriters & the PO Boxes etc, ha ha.
Beyond that I’m still totally in WTF mode, to be honest. The first track I
put on “BLACKWALL TUNNEL DRIVE” kicked off like perfect minimal electronic
black grunge like Shitcluster with the last residual funk drained out it,
and I thought for a cold sweaty moment some uncut stuff was going to
change my head forever, like all slop-fed miserable junkies do, especially
since it’s pressed at 33.3 to fit 9 songs on & it’s DEDICATED TO ANYONE
DRIVEN MENTAL BY CONSENSUS REALITY.
When I die my job in hell will be to write blurb for Boomkat while Libby
Purves and Justin Webb chivvy me along and I suppose given this task at
that point I’d be gurgling about a Nate Young/Hype Williams collab being
produced by Damon Edge in a horrible perpetual East German early 80s
winter, and only Nathan Barley would believe me. I’m not really into
clever things myself, but the palette is spot-on in its
cold-distorted-metal-in-warehouse colours, which they say/he says/she says
they get from ATARI/VUVUZELA/E.V.P!
Beautifully detuned and masterful reverb, good use of the stereo field.
Whole thing hangs together perfectly with the collaged quality of a good
zine. It makes me a bit suspicious, but then I quite like being teased.
The record is better than this megamix, I would say, and cheerlessly cheap
at £5 including p&p!”
- Pete UM