G42 Reviews

G42 Project 1, Volume 1: MC1134WE
Discorder review, May 1995


G42 Chart Listings

Onomatopoeia/Subpoena
#21 on Top Ind. Singles, CITR, Jun 1995
#12 on Top Ind. Singles, CITR, Jul 1995
#9 on Top Ind. Singles, CITR, Aug 1995

Jack Meynerd
#31 on Top Ind. Singles, CITR, Mar 1996
#13 on Top Ind. Singles, CITR, Apr 1996


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DISCORDER MAGAZINE
MAY 1995

...Equally as good but totally different is the sprawling retrospective cassette by G42, MC1134WE, which apparantly stands for Minimum Clearance 1134 Wembley's Earotica, whatever that means, follows the G42 project from its inception in 1989 up to the latest 1993 recordings. Some of it is ambient, some noise, all of it trippy. Fritter, Dan 243, and Shmeeb 42 take you through their early experiments with recording equipment operation through to the more sophisticated noisescapes they're now capable of creating. Some of the tracks are little more than drum programs, and the liner notes warn you of this, but the better ones can be identified by the artists' recommendations of concurrent drug use (pref. hallucinogens) while auditioning. On the 76-second "Trapped", a guy named Blackskull's answering machine message ("Help! I'm trapped in this machine and I can't get out! Help!") is given the technambient treatment, enhancing the surrealism of the original prank. This 90-minute hand-packaged cassette comes complete with a 16-page+ erratum booklet. Caution: these guys are heavily into dynamics and not into saturated recording levels so the fluctuating degrees of loudness on the tape should be anticipated when playing on sensitive equipment.

DALE SAWYER
INDEPENDANT MUSIC DIRECTOR
CITR RADIO 101.9 FM VANCOUVER, CANADA

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