Monday, January 16, 2012

KALIBAS - PRODUCT OF HARD LIVING (2002)


Credit to former Cretaceous/current Apocryphon bassist Jumanji for suggesting Rochester, NY's KALIBAS to me recently--dude is a Bro amongst Bros despite his misguided Republican ideals, and beyond the sick grindcore recommends he even stooped to being my stand-in date for a Devo concert at the Fillmore this Saturday past. What a dude.
Anyhow, Kalibas' ultra-chaotic brand of spazzy, sample-laden death fits in nicely with the ol' IllCon Value System, although it's their dirty-basement-dwelling, semi-DIY aesthetic that really sets them apart from the camo-shortsed pack of hyper-riffadelic Suffo-clones out there. This is DM with a big old set of nasty, hairy balls--crunchy as fuck and miles from the sterile, studio-perfect tech that we've all learned to settle for a decade later. Apparently, they broke up shortly after the release of this album, but realized the folly of their ways and re-formed in 2007, enjoying a second life that brought us the epic Rumors of Our Demise Have Been Barely Exaggerated in 2011. I recommend checking it out, along with the smattering of other demos and splits these Sasqautchian Malmsteenites have produced over the years.

They're no Devo, but they'll do for a lazy Monday afternoon.
Your face = melted.

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Episode 18 of Illogical Contraption Radio is now up for download and streaming HERE.

Get lost in labyrinthine conspiracies about Kubrick’s The Shining with a cavalcade of goofy guests: our old pal Dr. Franklin Ruehl, drag goddess Peaches Christ, filmmaker Rodney Ascher, and Excepter’s John Fell Ryan. A stunningly redundant journey through the mind of Hollywood’s most brilliant hack, with heavy metal and drunken stupidity to spare.
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9 comments:

.chester said...

Speaking of IllCon Radio, what episode was the one with Stephen Hawking talking about his new grindcore album? That shit was hilarious and I wanna hear it again.

Shelby Cobras said...

I forget what episode that was but luckily Cory uploaded the good stuff to YouTube.

DoomUnicorn said...

Despite the fact that the timing of this post is a blatant effort at highjacking MONDAY MORNING MEXICAN PORNOGRIND CORNER,journalistic integrity compels me to recognise taste when it stands before me. So far I'm only up to the vomiting sample at the end of track 2 but already my head is banging.

Aylmer said...

Shelby, what did you think of Devo the other night. I've seen 'em a couple of times in the last decade and thought they were fucking amazing. I even like some of the songs on their new album. Don't taze me bro.

Shelby Cobras said...

Their new album is great, it sounds like Devo! I was extremely impressed with the live show. Those dudes must be pushing 60 now, but they're still rocking the '78 stage gimmicks with shitloads of energy and charisma. I mean, fucking BOOJI BOY showed up and told a story about Devo hanging with Sid Vicious in SF back in '77. It was amazing, and it had to be--I've been waiting well over half my life to see those guys live...

Aylmer said...

Good to hear spud! I was blown away too.

Aegipan said...

Face = melted? Yep, pretty much.

MK said...

Kalibas is NOT together... the guitarist jody just finally got around to releasing their last recorded album. they rule, good post.

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