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¥778 end. the dangerous class. cd. september2k9

 

tracklist:

theme from the sick generation *.mp3
jailbait rock *.mp3
living in a monochromatic world *.mp3
lsd made a wreck of me *.mp3
the sadist *.mp3
misspent youth *.mp3
pills to make you fun *.mp3
a fistful of matches *.mp3
the wretched of the earth *.mp3
a long time dying *.mp3
my hippy sex cult *.mp3
a rebel from the waist down *.mp3
bad girls go to hell *.mp3
a side of dirty *.mp3
everything in excess *.mp3
dance of the lumpenproles *.mp3
the dangerous class *.mp3


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I. the dangerous class is the new album by end. five years in the making, it is 17 tracks of audio madness bound together by themes of sex, drugs, and rebellion. a wild mix of live instrumentation,
programmed electronics, and collaged sample fragments, the dangerous class is the soundtrack to a world of wayward youth given to deviance, chemical transcendence and violent transgression.

II. if there was ever a point that the communists and the capitalists could agree on, it was that the dangerous class - the lumpenproletariat - was of no use to the future. criminals, petty con-men, social parasites and hooligans, they deserved only dismissal or imprisonment. an unfortunate remnant of the past order to be swept away in the forward march of history. but of course, now - as those two great behemoths of the 20th century have become almost indistinguishable from each other - we are all, increasingly, become criminals. you are a criminal when you download music. you are a criminal when you ingest forbidden substances. you are a criminal when you try to do anything other than the expressly permitted. and you are a criminal when you protest this very order. in the new world, we are all lumpenproles.

III. the dangerous class is stitched together from the detritus of a century of recorded music, rampaging its way through countless sounds and styles - one moment it is double-time drums accompanying
glitched-out rockabilly, the next swinging jazz scat overtop dirty, blown-out synths. almost no musical genre is left unexplored - surf, garage rock, speed metal, big band horn numbers, speak-easy jazz,
techno thumpers, organ dirges, chamber music, bollywood sitar psychedelia, string ensembles, groovy lounge pieces and more. all of it woven into catchy pop-tunes where sunshine-voiced singers belt out
infectious melodies while craggy old voices weave a narrative of decadence and forbidden pleasures.

IV. end is a little band out of new york city. they're a noisy mix of electronics, garage rock, and old-time swing. they've worked on records with snog and messer für frau müller, remixed foetus, kaada, and the
icarus line, and toured all over the globe with the likes of fantomas, melt banana, and jason forrest. the dangerous class is their newest album and is available now on hymen records."you are not born dangerous class. you become so the moment you cease to acknowledge the values and constraints of a world from which you have broken free: the necessity of wage-labour." --alice becker-ho

connexion bizarre
i have to get straight to the point with this one. i honestly think this is the soundtrack to my inevitable mental breakdown. we know there is some weird music out there, but this is certainly some of the strangest that i've heard in some time and with that it brings mental imagery that nothing else could possibly inspire... rockabilly, surf music, breakcore, hunter s. thompson, 1920's flapper girls and much, much more besides. some of you may have already heard previous end releases on hymen records or, more recently, his contribution to the compilation "miwak twelve" compilation (also on hymen), so you could already be prepared, but for those of you who aren't familiar, it's like a breakcore artist went and pillaged their way through their grandparents record collection, and added their own twist on things, with equally warped vocal samples. "jailbait rock" (also featured on "miwak twelve") is like the entire "pulp fiction" soundtrack but on acid, "misspent youth" could be the sound of a russ meyer movie. and"pills to make you fun" absolutely should not be listened to under the titles influence, ever, like, ever. the album does bring some very vivid responses, and, as you can see so far, it makes you imagine how it could be used, where the hell the samples came from, and what kind of twisted person could make something like this. personally, i'd love to see how this comes across in a live setting! i am trying to approach this review in a serious manner by giving a more varied write up, but it's just not possible. the whole album is gloriously insane, in the most mind-bending way possible. i really like it, but i can understand that it might turn some people off because of the fact it is so 'out there'. if you can approach the album, as a whole, without taking it too seriously and let your imagination go a bit wild, you'll love it - otherwise you might want to give this one a miss. it's a seriously mixed-up, but endearing, mess. i for one, look forward to my mental breakdown, and will continue to listen to this until that happens! (kate turgoose)

a review in russian language can be found on the machinist's webpage:
http://www.machinistmusic.net/reviews/endcd2009.html

gothtronic
end is a project by charles peirce that ventures into the realm of breakcore, idm and laptop glitch. this new album, ‘the dangerous class’, was supposedly 5 years in the making. musically seems all over the place, tied together through peirce’s breakcore esthetics, while this album is far from your dime a dozen breakcore album. the album kicks of with ‘theme from the sick generation’, which is a dirty rock (‘n roll) song with fun samples. ‘jailbait rock’ is a dick dale like surf song, which sounds it came straight from a tarantino movie. ‘living in a monochromatic world’ is funny electro-infused rock ‘n roll. ‘lsd made a wreck of me’ is another surf anthem with nice samples about lsd. then comes the song ‘the sadist’, which, unlike its title, is a very happy-sound song. it’s a kind of fast variation of big band music. very nice! ‘pills to make you fun’ is a nice, somewhat psychedelic sounding, electro-rock song. the surf dudes come back in with ‘my hippy sex cult’, which is aided with some chemical synth sounds. ‘a rebel from the waist down’ has a nice low-key organ melody to it and later on in the song some choir elements are added. it very much sounds like it came from a dario argento movie. with ‘a side of dirty’ things turn pretty western, perhaps john wayne might even drop by. it’s a pretty chill-out song and uses some samples which were also used in the black lung song ‘theme from black lung pt. 1’. the album fitfully ends with the title track ‘the dangerous class’, which is a very rhythmic orchestral track with subtle breaks. this is a pretty adventurous album, and especially for people who might think of getting the latest breakcore tripper. ‘the dangerous class’ is mostly a combination of surf and rock ‘n roll music, filtered and spliced up through the computer to create a new kind of entity. the breakcore, idm and glitch spirit is definitely present, but it’s never processed into a different kind of sound. the album also is fitted into a concept of the lumpenproletariat (rag proletariat), which is a term coined by karl marx as the ‘refuse of all classes’; the dangerous class. an interesting album indeed, very different from most of the hymen catalogue, but a trip worth taking! (fabian)

premonition
il est toujours aussi difficile d'appréhender la discographie de end, fidèle à la structure hymen records depuis 2002, mais tellement éloigné des sentiers battus par le label allemand. ces américains adeptes des collages improbables remettent ça avec the dangerous class [hymen records]. pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas cette formation, imaginez une orgie de samples provenant de publicités et disques américains des années 50 à 70, découpés, remodelés, encastrés et répétés pour former de curieux et courts titres instrumentaux et rétros que l'on a bien du mal à supporter sur la longueur de l'album. (betrand hamonou)



discography 09.2009:

the dangerous class. cd. hymen records ¥778. 2009
a girl called trouble. cd. aerocccp recordings aer007. 2008
the sick generation. cd. hymen records ¥744. 2005
ladies get in free. split release w/ jason forrest. 12". broklyn beats 017. 2004
percussions. cd-ep. tigerbeat records meow109. 2004
the sounds of disaster. 12" / cd. hymen records ¥049 / ipecac recordings ipc49. 2004
errata. 12". hymen records ¥044. 2003
to hell with everyone (as gorgio marauder). 7". mirex records 09. 2003
science/fiction. cd. hymen records ¥725. 2002

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www.myspace.com/worldwentdown

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