PUB
Single
Legless

[Ampoule Records, www.ampoulerecords.com]

All right, I know this CD issue is a few years old, but so what. When the music is good, why not rave about it? "Single" is a collection of Pub's long-deleted Ampoule tracks and four new ones to boot. Why get excited, you ask? Remember that term ambient that everyone and their mother were raving about during the late 80's, around the time when KLF released "Chill Out". This release signifies an even truer version of that genre. More subtle and with more nuances than you'd ever thought were possible, the sounds suck you right into the Pub world. There's no turning back now, my friend. You're completely lost and loving it. Your mind has expired. Your head is a null void. The cashier at the local grocery store has just called an ambulance to come and pick you up. You've fainted in the vegetable isle. You've no idea what happened and you couldn't care less. You devour "Lunch" - the softest piece on the record [full of shrouded, delicate beats] - and you're ready for more. You go through a "Derail" phase, where the muffled watery gurgles are even less obvious and you're feeling numb. By the time "Film" arrives, you're ready for some oscillating synths that pick you up and give you that warm, glowing feeling. As you get thirsty, you move into the "Cokeshandy" isle, where a space train sound invades your brain. You finish your 75 minute journey with the soothing minimal "Better Never" and you declare your journey a success. Brain function is back to normal, my friend. Journey wasn't as frightening you first expected.
Fast forward four years to 2006. You're standing in another store. This time around, it's a furniture shop. You're wondering why all tables are "Legless". Did someone come in the middle of the night and remove them for fun or is this some sort of a sick art exhibit? You're feeling a tad light-headed. The beats are more pronounced this time around. Something is actually happening and it's hard as hell for you to get your head on straight. The ticking high-pitched sounds on "Film Sdmix" drive you up the wall. How can you concentrate with all that repetitive sound all around? Luckily, the ten minute long "Surgery" - full of break-beat down tempo - brings relief. By the time "Blackout" comes around, you're not sure what to make of the insides of the store. Are the soothing, dub-wise beats a good thing or are they a ploy to get at your mind? As the soundtrack winds down, it ends with "Shattered" - an almost 12 minute piece filled with high-pitched, washed out noise. At this point, you go berserk. You know that Pub is out to get you!

- Tom Sekowski


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RECENZJE

+ Alan Courtis - Antiguos Dólmenes del Paleolitico
+ Afflux - Bordeaux TNT
+ Tony Conrad & Faust - Outside the Dream Syndicate. Alive
+ Ohkami No Jikan - Mort Nuit
+ Hati - Hati vs. Z'EV
+ Directing Hand - Bells for Augustin Lesage
+ Glenn Jones - This is the Wind that Blows It Out
+ Birgit Ulher - Scatter
+ Sascha Demand - Plakationa
+ David Chiesa - Phonemes
+ With Throats as Fine as Needles - With Throats as Fine as Needles
+ Brothers of the Occult Sisterhood - Goodbye
+ Slomo - The Creep
+ Anthony Braxton - 3 Compositions Of New Jazz / Anthony Braxton - 8 Duets: Hamburg 1991 / Anthony Braxton and Richard Teitelbaum - Duet: Live at Merkin Hall, NYC / Anthony Braxton/Chris Dahlgren - ABCD
+ 050
+ Das Bierbeben - Alles Fallt
+ Couch - Figur 5
+ Crowdpleaser & St-Plomb - 2006
+ Cuts & Pieces
+ Boogy Bytes Vol. 2 - Mixed By Sascha Funke
+ Eddie Zarook & Casio Casino - 6Ft Dunder/Was
+ ISAN - Plans Drawn In Pencil
+ Elbee Bad - Realisty Check 4 All
+ The Gentleman Losers - The Gentleman Losers
+ Lump 200 - Dizzyland
+ Motor Soul Vol. 1
+ SCSI-9 - The Line Of Nine
+ Sinner DC - Mount Age
+ Soylent Green - La Forza Del Destino
+ Stop Disco Mafia - You Don't Wanna Know
+ Joanna Słowińska - Live in Alchemia
+ Transkapela - Sound & Shadows

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+ PUMICE - Yeahnahvienna / STAFRAENN HAKON - Ventill/Poki / WOODEN WAND - Harem of the Sundrum & The Witness Figg
+ BABYSHAMBLES - Down in Albion
+ VENOM - Metal Black
+ ROBERT PIOTROWICZ - Rurokura and the Final Warn
+ ÖLVIS - Ölvis
+ LOTUS - The Strength of Weak Ties
+ THE CONGOS & FRIENDS - Fisherman Style
+ LIZZY MERCIER DESCLOUX - Best Off
+ NO NECK BLUES BAND & EMBRYO - EmbryoNNCK
+ WILLIAM BASINSKI - The Garden of Brokenness
+ PHILL NIBLOCK - Touch Three
>> PUB - Single - Legless
+ THE IMPOSSIBLE SHAPES - Tum
+ ORBIT SERVICE - Songs of Eta Carinae
+ GEORG GRAEWE / ERNST REIJSEGER / GERRY HEMINGWAY - Continuum
+ IZU - Going Salamander
+ SUNDAYRUNNERS - SundayRunners
+ AMPARANOIA - La Vida Te Da
+ CARL LUDWIG HUBSCH LONGRUN DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNIVERSE - Is This Our Music? 2
+ PAUL BRADLEY - Memorias extranjeras
+ MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ - Live 1984-1985
+ SAO PAULO UNDERGROUND - Sauna: Um, Dois, Tres
+ BLOOD MUSIC - Sing a Song Fighter!
+ RICHARD YOUNGS - The Naive Shaman
+ ANOUAR BRAHEM - Le Voyage de Sahar
+ THE GREASEBALLS - Tombstone Wax
+ ERNESTO DIAZ-INFANTE / ROBERT MONTOYA / MARCOS FERNANDES / RENT ROMUS - Reverberations from Spring Past
+ KAI FAGASCHINSKI & BERNARD GAL - Going Round in Serpentines
+ DANIELSON - Ships
+ ROBERT POLLARD - From a Compound Eye
+ CHAS SMITH - Descent
+ PUPKULIES & REBECCA - The Way We / CODEC & FLEXOR - Killermachine / TOLCHA - Gestalt / SASCHA BOOSE - Feel The Flow / COSMIC SLAVE - The Spirit of Summer / HEIDI MORTENSON - Wired Stuff

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WYWIADY / RELACJE

+ Szaleństwo i tradycja - wywiad z Arturem Rojkiem [Myslovitz]
+ Wreszcie na swoim - wywiad z Jackiem Lachowiczem
+ Przekształcamy świadomość - wywiad z Dariuszem Wojtasiem [Hati]