Massachusetts cover art

various artists



Three live tracks all recorded in the wonderful state of massachusetts. the first two recorded live at the infamous RRRecords, and noumena's is from UMASS student radio. brutum fulmen presents a noiser-than-usual tape piece that makes me really wish he'd tour soon...dan's piece is starts off with a couple minutes of vocal wierdness that leads into a rather strong electroncs set...noumena rounds it out with an off-the-wall improv work of guitar, tapes, and electronics. mellow one second, screaming the next, riffing black sabbath the next. a fitting tribute to a beautiful state.
Massachusetts is one of the latest installments that Gameboy has to offer us. A three way split cd, actually documentation I'd say of 3 live pieces of Brutum Fulmen, Dan Bodah and Noumena. The first 2 recorded in store @ RRR, the Noumena piece recorded in another place. All recorded in 99 and mostly I see is more as a documentation showing their sound at that time, as at least for Brutum Fulmen & Noumena a progress has been made since then. Brutum Fulmen's piece is a more ambient noisy one, somehow I'd call it abstract at times, and stands as my favest of the cd. Dan Bodah plays a sort of cool noise which I fancied listening too and the same holds for Noumena, which is also a noisy piece I liked a lot, though am not so familiar w/ their work to be honest. More recommended to us noise lovers.
Howard Stelzer
A compilation of three groups performing live in the great state of Massachussetts. The Brutum Fulmen (featured on int013 [Variious]) and Dan Bodah were recorded live at RRRecords in Lowell, and Noumena's track is from a radio session at WMUA in Amhearst. Brutum Fulmen's track is especially lovely, all scraping metal and tape-warble.