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>>June-2007 Plagij, Ru
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
Какво задоволство. Да се пишува за најгротескното електронско јапонско чудо(виште) годиниве - Satanicpornocultshop (нека не ве плаши името). Амин. По нивниот мастерпис од 2003-та Anorexia Gas Balloon, cut-up колективот од Осака, Јапонија, го реализира својот своевиден бест оф албум - Zap Meemees, колекција на синглови, ремикси и компилациски траки. Реков траки? Сеедно. Како да ја опишеш музиката на SPCS? Хммм, ова културно уметничко друштво - Ugh (electronics, tentacles), Meu-meu (jews-harp, puppets), Lisa (vocal, pink feather boa), *Es (field recording, indian pipe) и Vinylman (turntables, shirking) создава, наречи ја компјутерска puzzle музика, колаж од кој-знае-како создадена електроника. Нивните јапонски надри електро алатки и опскурни ритми постојано ви го скокоткаат телото (за умот не отворам расправа).
Резултат: Zap Meemees, ултра брза и виртуозна мантра набиена во 70-минутен албум и 19 песни.
Оваа ерективна сонична бомба од звуци и поенти просто "прска" насекаде. Сатирата им е очевидно омилен жанр. Во гужвата од семплови вешто манипулираат со се и сешто. Сакаш Kylie Minogue, сакаш Velvet Underground, сакаш Black Sabbath, сакаш John Lennon, сакаш Duran Duran, сакаш XTC... ги имаш во една песна. Албумот содржи безброј аудио фрагменти сложувани со вкус и внимание. Матриксот на бендот е грамофонскиот гуру Ugh, човек-семплер со карикатурален сенс за body музика, Lisa пее, останатите ја забрзуваат SPCS машината со надреални играчки.
Албумот протежира бегање од музички клишеа по секоја цена, а во овој и ваквиот наизглед нонсенс контекст повеќето луцидни аудио зезалици Punusunuc, Error Meu-Meu, Wa Bichimore? No, No Bi Watchmore.., Shoplifter @ Wal-Mart, Fundamentalist 59, 054, 087!!! и конечно Jacob како ултимативна играорна (dance) химна функционираат како најпосакувана апсурдна пародија. Позакачена и подрска колекција од "песни" тешко дека ќе пронајдете во поблискиве галаксии. Киселите краставички и капучиното е омилениот SPCS рецепт.
Овердозираните ритми на Satanicpornocultshop се случка на годината.
Потпишувам. Насмејте се, опуштете и дозволете си едно навистина обично надреално музичко патување.
http://plagij.at



>>June-2006 Ars Electronica, AT
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
HONORARY MENTION: *Es, Frosen Pine & Meu , Liftman , Lisa , Satanicpornocultshop , Ugh , Vinylman.
A multiplicity of sound layers pierced by one single beat
hat would be a simple definition to describe the complexity but straightforwardness of the music from this band from Osaka. However, there is no special Japanese flavor here. Satanicpornocultshop is global, the authors linked with their fellow collagists, plagiarists and other plunderphonist counterparts (Kurt Schwitters, Negativland, John Oswald, etc). Human absurdity and its results are their main influence. With their Zap Meemees record this selfdescribed surrealistic hip-hop collective offer up a hefty all-you-can-eat smorgasboard of remixes, singles, and compilation tracks, pulverizing, regurgitating, and reinterpreting everything from Kylie Minogue and the Velvet Underground to Duran Duran and Black Sabbath. Samples are mashed and familiar vocals are unnervingly reperformed with their eccentric bravado. Satanicpornocultshop depicts a puzzling, destabilizing, ludicrously intricate, brain-frazzling attention to mangled composition. Unveiling some hitherto-unexplored strain of Fluxus breakcore or super-informatic, sample-gorged electro/ hip-hop, the hyper-dense structures constructed by Ugh portray a real human sampler, a junk sound edit virtuoso. Just add to that an immense musical culture, a taste for ultimate groove and pop music satire, and you will have a pretty good idea of what makes this band quite nlike anything else around.
http://www.aec.at/



>>Feb-2006 Filter magazine, Republic of Macedonia
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
What a pleasure. To write about the most grotesque electronic japanese Miracle these years - Satanicpornocultshop (don't be afraid of the name). Amen. After their masterpiece of 2003 Anorexia Gas Balloon, cut-up collective from Osaka, Japan, realized their distinctive best of album - Zap Meemees, collection of singles, re-mix and compilation tracks. Did I say tracks? No, I meant songs. How to describe the music of SPCS? Hmmm, this cultural artistic society - Ugh (electronics, tentacles), Meu-meu (jews-harp, puppets), Lisa (vocal, pink feather boa), *Es (field recording, indian pipe) and Vinylman (turntables, shirking) composes, so-called computer puzzle music, fusion of who-knows-how created electronics. Their japanese bogus electro tools and obscure rhytms constantly amuse your body (I'll not open debate about your intelect). Result : Zap Meemees, ultra fast and virtuos mantra'n'tune loaded in 70-minutes album and 19 songs. This erective sonic bomb embracing sounds and points simply "spatters out" everywhere. Satire is obviously their beloved genre. In the crowd of samples they skillfully manipulate with all and everything. You want Kylie Minogue, you want Velvet Underground, you want Black Sabbath, you want John Lennon, you want Duran Duran, you want XTC... you have them all in one song. The album consists of numerous audio fragments combined with taste and contemplation. The matrix of the band is gramophone guru Ugh, man-sempler with sense for body music, Lisa sings, the others speed up the SPCS machine with surreal toys. The album upholds running from the music cliches at whichever price, and in this supposed nonsense context more lucid audio thrills Punusunuc, Error meu-meu, Wa bichimore? no, no, bi watchmore, Shoplifter @ wal-mart fundamentalist 59,054,087!!! and finally Jacob as ultimate dancing anthem function as the most wanted absurd parody. You would not find more weird and more daring collection of "songs" in the closest galaxies. The pickled gherkins and the cappucino is the endeared SPCS recipe. The overdosed rhytms of Satanicpornocultshop are the event of the year. I sign personally. Have a good laugh, relax and treat yourself with one truly common surreal music trip. Grade : A (5) Sasa Pavlovic

Kakvo zadovolstvo. Da se pisuva za najgrotekstnoto elektronsko japonsko cudo(viste) godinive - Satanicpornocultshop (neka ne ve plasi imeto). Amin. Po nivniot masterpis od 2003-ta Anorexia Gas Balloon, cut-up kolektivot od Osaka, Japonija, go realizira svojot svoeviden best of album - Zap Meemees, kolekcija na singlovi, remiksi i kompilaciski traki. Rekov traki? Seedno. Kako da ja opises mizikata na SPCS? Hmmm, ova kulturno umetnicko drustvo - Ugh (electronics, tentacles), Meu-meu (jews-harp, puppets), Lisa (vocal, pink feather boa), *Es (field recording, indian pipe) and Vinylman (turntables, shirking) sozdava, nareci komjuterska puzzle muzika, kolaz od koj-znae-kako sozdadena eletronika. Nivnite japonski nadri elektro alatki i opskurni ritmi postojano vi go skokotkaaat teloto (za umot ne otvoram rasprava). Rezultat: Zap Meemees, ultra brza i virtuozna mantra nabiena vo 70-minuten album i 19 pesni. Ovaa erektivna sonicna bomba od zvuci i poenti prosto "prska" nasekade. Satirata im e ocevidno omilen zanr. Vo guzvata od semplovi vesto manipuliraat so se i sesto. Sakas Kajli Minog, sakas Velvet Underground, sakas Black Sabbath, sakas John Lennon, sakas Duran Duran, sakas XTC... gi imas vo edna pesna. Albumot sodrzi bezbroj audio fragmenti slozuvani so vkus i vnimanie. Matriksot na bendot e gramofonskiot guru Ugh, covek-sempler so karikaruralen sens za body muzika, Lisa pee, ostanatite ja zabrzuvaaat SPCS masinata so nadrealni igracki. Albumot protezira beganje od muzicki klisea po sekoja cena, a vo ovoj i vakviot naizgled nonsens kontekst poveketo lucidni audio zezalici Punusunuc, Error meu-meu, Wa bichimore? no, no, bi watchmore, Shoplifter @ wal-mart fundamentalist 59,054,087!!! i konecno Jacob kako ultimativna igraorna (dance) himna funkcioniraat kako najposakuvana apsurdna parodija. Pozakacena i podrska kolekcija od "pesni" tesko deka ke pronajdete vo pobliskive galaksii. Kiselite krastavicki i kapucinoto e omileniot SPCS recept. Overdoziranite ritmi na Satanicpornocultshop se slucka na godinata. Potpisuvam. Nasmejte se, opustete i dozvolete si edno navistina obicno nadrealno muzicko patuvanje. Ocenka: 5 Sasa Pavlovic
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>>Jan-2006 Groovers Magazine, UK
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
Sonore seems to be rapidly becoming one of the most intrinsically daring electronic labels around, with these two releases acting as a neat primer of its boldly explorative, decidedly experimental modus operandi. The sixth album by Osaka collective Satanicpornocultshop, for example, is a mesmerising, art-damaged assemblage of what seems like billions of audio fragments sifted from the refuse of an increasingly dumb globe-mass culture, each contorted into fun, furiously elliptical sonic sculptures. Essentially a gathering of compilation tracks, singles and remixes from between 2002 and 2005, it hangs together with the deranged, self-reflexive, hyper-informatic logic of the quintet's previous effort "Anorexia Gas Balloon" (whose cover of Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" is here subject to a nifty re-jig). The highlights are many and varied, but Satanicpornocultshop's ludicrously intricate, brain-frazzling attention to mangled composition lingers longer in the memory than any individual track. Appropriating some hitherto-unexplored strain of Fluxus breakcore or super-informatic, sample-gorged electro/hip-hop, the hyper-dense structures of Satanicpornocultshop are quite unlike anything else around.
http://www.groovesmag.com/



>>Dec-2005 Freemusic, Czech
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
Nevím zdali je to reakcí na tradicemi svázanou japonskou společnost, ale pravdou je, že spousta extravagantních, resp. extrémních kapel a interpretů pochází právě ze Země vycházejícího slunce. Vzpomeňme kupříkladu Merzbow, Melt Banana, OOIOO, Boredoms, hromadu power-violence / fastcore / grind spolků, atd.
Co čekat od kapely, jež si dá jméno Satanicpornocultshop!? Šílené jméno značí šílenou hudbu. Bláznovství ovšem může být do jisté míry i osvěžující. Zejména ve světě digitální dochvilnosti, pokory a nadprůměrného pracovního nasazení bez nároku na dovolenou. Když na to nahlížím touto optikou, vlastně se tomu ani moc nedivím. Kdybych byl Japoncem, asi bych taky založil nějakou hodně crazy kapelu.
Satanicpornocultshop ale není jen vrtoch frustrovaných Japončíků, ale především skutečně svobodný náhled na svět hudby. Těžko kategorizovat, těžko přirovnávat. Zásadním slovem budiž experiment. Experiment v oku samplingového hurikánu. Ať už se jedná o experimentování se zvukovými kolážemi, hip hopem či odkazem pop kultury se všemi jejími neznámými slastmi, nešvary i nectnostmi. A to jsem uvedl jen vrcholek ledovce. Satanicpornocultshop jsou schopni smíchat olej s vodou. A aby nezůstalo jen u prázdných slov hned v úvodní 59,054,087 podrobují nelítostnému skalpelu současné elektroniky klasiku Blue Velvet. A pokračujme, vedle řady vlastních skladeb se dostalo i na hodně nekonformní verze skladeb od skutečně rozmanité směsky umělců (Sun Ra, Kylie Minogue, Duran Duran nebo Velvet Underground).
V souvislosti se Satanicpornocultshop se často mluví o hip hopu. Souhlas, nutno však bezpodmínečně připojit přívlastky experimentální, abstraktní surrealistický, dadaistický. Nejlépe pochopíte při poslechu druhého tracku Jag Meemeee, pro mě jednoho z vrcholů kompilace, která mapuje snažení pětice Japonců mezi lety 2002 a 2005. Připomeňme, že kosmopolitní odér dodává francouzský label Sonore, na němž elektro-kvintet (který ale užívá i živých nástrojů) v poslední době vydává.
Vraťme se však ještě k obsahu CD. Satanicpornocultshop jsou schopni jednu jedinou skladbu narvat doslova k prasknutí naprosto neuvěřitelnými kombinacemi, uslyšíte zběsilý koktejl složený z hip hopu, funku, jazzu, bhangry, breakcore, japonské lidovky, ... Octnete se na Blízkém Východě, Orientu, západu, východu. Zaslechnete hlasy žen i mužů, muezzina, Inda, Johnnyho Cashe, dětské žvatlání i kočičí mňoukání. V eskapádě roztodivných melodií a ruchů si připadáte jako ve zvukové bance. Kdyby kosmičtí výzkumníci posílali do Vesmíru zhuštěný audio záznam matičky Země, doporučoval bych toto CD. Najdete na něm skutečně cokoli, na co si jen vzpomenete. Avšak pozor, ta deska, i přestože zní kočičkopejskovsky, se dá poslouchat! Sice si připadáte jako na horské dráze, ale fakt dá. Pokud mi nevěříte, pořiďte si ji sami. Anebo si zajděte na koncert, který proběhne v rámci letošního ročníku festivalu Alternativa (28. listopadu v Divadle Archa). nehodnoceno

http://www.freemusic.cz



>>Nov-2005 Rarefrequency, USA
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
Oh, the insanity! On 2003's Anorexia Gas Balloon, Japanese cut-up kings Satanicpornocultshop proved they could make some of the most over-the-top, sample-based collages this side of anywhere. With their follow-up release, Zap Meemes, this self-described surrealistic hip-hop collective offer up a hefty all-you-can-eat smorgasboard of remixes, singles, and compilation tracks, pulverizing, regurgitating, and reinterpreting everything from Kylie Minogue and the Velvet Underground to Duran Duran and Black Sabbath. Samples are mashed and familiar vocals are unnervingly reinacted by SPCS with their usual bravado, but at 70+ minutes the disc suffers from compilational bloat. Of course, there are some Himalayan peaks reached here. Certainly "Mutherfacker" finds the group in stellar quasi-scatalogical form and the final, hidden bonus track is Satanicpornocultshop overkill at its best, mixing John Lennon, Black Sabbath, XTC, Billy Joel, Elton John, "God Bless America," and countless other pop standbys into a wild 'n' wooly commentary on post-9/11 America [Sadly, because of profanity, I can play neither track on the radio]. In the end, however, while it dishes out some fantastically delectable sonic treats, taken as a whole Zap Meemes leaves you feeling overstuffed and undernourished. Take small bites.
http://www.rarefrequency.com



>>Nov-2005 King International - KiiShop, Japan
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
サタニックポルノカルトショップ、関西圏を中心に暗躍する日本人3人とフランス人1名によるユニット。’98年【Nu NuLAX NuLAN】レーベルから1stNirvana or Lunch?』をリリース。破天荒なサンプリング・コラージュを駆使した独自の世界観を構築し、ベルギー、フランス、アメリカなどで高評価を受ける。以後『Baltimore1972』『Belle Excentrique』『Ugh Yoing』などの作品を発表する傍ら、海外・国内のノイズ系、エレクトロニカ系レーベルのコンピ作品にも参加。’01年パリで開催されたフランス大使館主宰『Batofer東京フェスティバル』(出演:竹村延和、田中フミヤ、ケン・イシイetc.)に出演。同時にフランス国内6か所でツアーを行う。’02年発売のカレッジ・チャート・ジャパン・コンピレーションCDStylus3』にも楽曲を提供、’03年にはアルバム『Anorexia Gas Balloon』をフランス【Sonore】からリリースし、国内外でその馬鹿さ加減から高い評価を得る。(笑)
今回紹介のタイトル『Zap Meemees』(ザップ・ミミズ〜“細切れミミズ”の意!?)も前作同様、仏【Sonore】からリリースされるサタニックポルノカルトショップ名義として6枚目のフル・アルバム。連射されるエレクトロニカ・ブレイク/ブロークンビーツが高らかに響き渡り、狂い咲き、五大陸に、五臓六腑に染み渡る。ありとあらゆることを我慢して最期まで聴いてみなさい。その“馬鹿バカしさ”にヤラレルこと必至!!こいつら絶対的確信犯&愉快犯です。(爆)
KINGINTERNATIONAL.jp



>>Nov-2005 Touching Extremes, Italy
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
While I didn't appreciate Satanicpornocultshop's previous Sonore release "Anorexia gas balloon" too much, this time I'm positively surprised by the quality permeating most of this record - sort of a "best of" by this Japanese plunderphonic collective - as in several tracks they reach pure excellence. Trying to describe this music is next to impossible; the best way to listen to it is putting your headphone on and let your equilibrium get scrambled and stomped by a high-octane engine of perpetual change where found sounds, traditional material and pop music are shaken, edited and deformed like in a deranged radio station whose DJ has undergone some "Matrix"-like data overload treatment. Enjoy these cut-ups while stunned in front of your TV during action-packed series - I tried with "Dark Angel" and the effect was astonishing - and listen to the great conclusion, a ghost track with Elton John, Black Sabbath and John Lennon among the sampled guests. Skip the useless covers (Kylie Minogue, Duran Duran, Velvet Underground) and play fabulous stuff like "Jag Meemee" ten times instead.
http://spazioinwind.libero.it/extremes/touchinghome.htm



>>Nov-2005 Music Club, Italy
YUKO NEXUS6 Nexus6 Song Book (Sonore)
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
Se qualcuno, nellambito della cosiddetta Incredibly Strange Music pensava di aver gia udito tutto, allora mi sa che dovra prontamente ricredersi e per farlo gli sara sufficiente prestare orecchio e anche una buona dose di pazienza (lasciatemelo dire) alla nuova uscita di Yuko Nexus6. La giornalista, docente universitaria part-time, menzionata con merito al Prix Ars Electronica e creatrice di suoni (suonati e/o cantati) giunge qui alla quinta pubblicazione estesa, che, come la precedente, viene pubblicata da Sonore (www.sonore.com). Il punto di partenza e la voce; e in effetti si tratta di un disco assai prossimo a una sorta di spoken word cantato (dove re-interpreta brani jazz, folk e tradizionali) altamente caratterizzato in senso avanguardista e art concettuale e dove il tutto viene modificato, alterato e processato con lutilizzo di software opportuni oppure con tecnologie retro, ma assolutamente adatte per i fini che si prefigge di raggiungere. Siamo dalle parti di una sorta di lo fi stralunato e tecnologicamente avanzato (pur se potrebbe sembrare un paradosso), con un approccio che ha molto piu a che fare con la scuola industriale primordiale che non con altre forme espressive contemporanee. Il grosso problema, per lascoltatore, e che si tratta di un lavoro in cui alla voce (pur con le varianti che in essa vogliamo individuare, grazie e soprattutto allabilita di Yuko Nexus6) spetta il 99% della scena e per questo credo che possa risultare, a molti, indigesto, anche perche spesso i pezzi paiono concepiti con lobiettivo di spiazzare piu che per cercare di costruire (qualcosa, fosse anche terribilmente fastidioso) e si sa che, un tale modo di operare, spesso porta esclusivamente allonanismo. Anche i SatanicPornoCultShop (gia sul nome ci sarebbe da scrivere un trattato...) stanno bene in quanto a stranezze assortite messe in atto, ma, a differenza della collega di etichetta e di Paese di provenienza (in entrambi i casi parliamo di Giappone), si sono prefissati il compito di giungere alla costruzione (per mezzo della distruzione e de-strutturazione, ma questo e un altro paio di maniche...) di un impasto concettualmente coerente, pur se figlio della pura frammentazione. Zap Meemees raccoglie tracce concepite tra il 2002 e il 2005 e prelevate da singoli, remix o compilation e ci mostra cio di cui sono capaci i cinque nipponici. Alla fine della fiera compositiva arrivano dalle parti di un electro noise hip hop minimal drumnbass oriented, ma per farlo applicano le nobili teorie del plagiarismo, dal copia e incolla e del taglia e cuci, buttando nel calderone i Duran Duran piuttosto che Kylie Minogue, U2, Black Sabbath, Queen, George Bush (!!!) o Faith No More in un continuo gioco di campionamenti che si incastrano e si specchiano gli uni negli altri. La dove la ragione incontra lallucinazione troverete i SatanicPornoCultShop! (di Roberto Michieletto )
http://www.musicclub.it/



>>Nov-2005 Nerozine, Italy
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
ZAP MEEMEES e` uno di quei dischi in cui la pratica del cut and paste viene utilizzata in maniera totalizzante. E allora viene da se´ la questione: ha ancora senso oggi saccheggiare e ricomporre in una nuova forma elementi dell'industria musicale (piu` o meno) popolare? Questo modus mantiene tuttora la tensione necessaria in una pratica del genere? La faccenda e` decisamente complicata a mio modo di vedere, da una parte infatti si puo` ritenere il cut and paste 'atto' consapevole e in un certo senso politico, che giustifica la sua esistenza proprio per la chiara volonta` provocatoria e postmoderna; dall'altro invece lo si puo` considerare come una modalita` compositiva oramai costituita, in questo caso si perderebbe la relazione col sistema per entrare dentro la valutazione squisitamente musicale del bello-brutto, evitando con un saltone a pie` pari il pantano di riflessioni sostanzialmente funzionali. Ascoltando il lavoro dei giapponesi SATANICPORNOCULTSHOP ho avuto lo slancio di fare questo salto, di valutare il disco in questione sotto un profilo unicamente musicale. Questo di per se´ vuole gia` dire che le diciannove tracce hanno avuto la 'forza' di farmi superare le spine di una riflessione ampia e totalizzante, significa che la materia musicale ha ragione d'essere per la sua qualita`. Lo spirito dassemblaggio mi ricorda per ironia Stock Hausen and Walkmen e People Like Us. Il taglio dei feticci pop (New Kids on The Block, Macy Gray, Napalm Death, James Brown) si ricuce in una sorta di hip hop grottesco e ludico, su cui i cinque di Osaka lavorano aggiungendo ritmiche elettroniche spezzate e vari strumenti-gadget tanto cari alla scena noise nipponica. Insomma non vi sto raccontando niente di nuovo, ma questo disco prodotto dalla francese Sonore regge, riesce a saltare giu` dal calderone degli inquisiti proprio perche´ forte della sua estetica, perche´ suonato bene, con groove e struttura. E allora supero l'empasse, mi libero dei pesi e rimango qui ad ascoltare. Arrivera` presto la sensazione di vuoto e noia? Per ora vi direi proprio di noFrancesco de Figueiredo



>>Oct-2005 Chaindik.com, USA
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
I had no idea what to expect. With a name like satanicpornocultshop, you would think that they were going for shock value, sort of like Smell and Quim. When I put it in, I was pleasantly surprised. But most people who put this into the CD player will probably respond with that the hell is this?!Here the short answer. It a lot like Nurse With Wound and Negativland. If that sounds good, read on. One problem that I see with this album is that it  almost too disjointed. In a review of a previous album, Anorexia Gas Baloon David Cotner described them as follows: while the pubicity touts Satanicpornocultshop as "surrealist hip-hop", it would be more correct to advertise the group as 500 channels with a beat.This album follows a similar recipe, which makes sense considering that this is a compilation of remixes. What is not cut up is reversed or stretched. There are 19 tracks on the album that wade through a variety of styles all mashed together. punusunic > Remixis a track I could see becoming a hit at club Acid Junkies.To Be > Feat. Electronic Cafémoves us into weird lounge. Other tracks sound like circuit bent video games. And then there are the covers. The covers are a lot of fun. kylie Minogue > Arabic Belly Dance Musicis like a disco from hell cover. A cople of tracks rip off lyrics from Duran Duran save a Prayer in interesting ways. The last track, 9054087 (reprise)weighs in at 13:55, making it the longest track on the disc. However, it behaves more like several tracks put into one. It more mellow than the others and has a synth line playing the music from imagineby John Lennon slamming into War Pigs by Sabbath and voice speaking about killing the President of the United States. There are a lot of other songs mixed in as well. This sounds a lot like smething Negativland would do. Political commentary mixed with pop culture references. The cover art is an interesting artistic collage (what else would you expect from a band like this?) Overall, this is interesting, but definitely not everyone cup of tea. If you like spastic cut up music that never quite descends completely into noise, this is a good place to look. Brett "Eskaton"
http://www.chaindlk.com/




>>Oct-2005 Kathodik, Italy
Satanicpornocultshop Zap Meemees (SONORE)
Prendete un frullatore di quelli che solitamente si vendono in promozione da Lidel, compratelo con gli ultimi spiccioli del vostro portafoglio dopo aver tentato inutilmente di rubarlo. Portatevelo a casa e mandatelo al massimo cercando di ottene il punto di fusione dellapparecchio inserendoci per la preparazione un pezzo di legno lavorato a mano. Filtrate il tutto e registratelo con un mangiacassette della prima generazione, di quelli che andavano scambiati con fonovaligie da 8 pollici se fosse mai esistito. Sedevi sul divano e riascoltate il tutto. Siete vicini a quello che il portatile ha fatto uscire dalle casse appena inserito questo cd. Un folle progetto di una comune di 5 elfi giapponesi chiamati Satanicpornocultshop e indicati: Ugh alle cianfrusaglie elettroniche e ai tentacoli spaziali, Meu-meu allo scacciapensieri e alle marionette, Lisa alla voce e al boa di stoffa rosa, Es alla pipa indiana e alle registrazioni sul campo di Marte e ultimo Vinylman ai piatti (da lavare) e allo scansafatiche (esiste?). Un ensemble cacofonico ma incredibilmente gradevole di ripescaggi house, vocalizzi glitch and pop e stonature a i limiti del buon gusto sonico che si alternano, si sovrappongono senza chiedere il permesso e saturano il paesaggio sonoro di chi era abituato a quiete e placidi note separate le une dalle altre. Un progetto che certamente rende omaggio al vate John Oswald e alla sua opera omnia Plunderphonic (cercare immediatamente!), ai grandissimi Negativeland (anche questi e subito) e che ridicolizza il suono per il suono ma che riesce bene a non dire quello che tenta di dire, che crea un pathworck acustico ostico e diagnostico, ma ben riuscito e piacevolmente necessario per credere che ancora si puo essere confusamente frivoli e piacevolmente inconcludenti. Euiva Euiva.

Aggiunto: October 16th 2005

Recensore: Marco Paolucci

Voto: ☆☆☆☆
http://www.kathodik.it/




>>Oct-2005 – Rumore, Italy
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
Strano che John Zorn non abbia ancora notato e reclutato per la collana New Japan della sua Tzadik questi cinque pazzerelloni di Osaka. Intanto i nostri non se ne curano e licenziano per la Sonore una bella antologia di singoli, partecipazioni a compilation e remix nella quale buttano dentro proprio di tutto. Armati di giradischi, strumenti elettronici, field recordings, scacciapensieri, marionette e altro bric-a-brac assortito, Ugh, Meu-Meu e soci maneggiano spavaldamente easy listening e hip hop, drum'n'bass e danza del ventre, lounge e musica orientale, sommergendo con colate di lava plagiarista Johnny Cash e Velvet Underground, Kylie Minogue e John Lennon, Sun Ra e chi sa quant'altro non riusciamo a riconoscere. Spasso schizoide o sguaiato tormentone che sia, siamo convinti che l'ascolto di "Zap Meemees" equivalga al morso di una tarantola. Nicola Catalano (area: avanguardia; valutazione: 4/5)
http://www.rumoremag.com/




>>Oct-2005 – France Musique, France
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
Satanicpornocultshop est un collectif originaire d'Osaka qui pratique avec dexterite et humour l'art du collage musical. Intitule Zap Meemees, jeux de mot japonais sur les vers de terre que l'on coupe et qui se multipient, l'album oscille entre experimental et dancefloor. S'il reprend certains principes des structures sonores propres aux compositions electroniques experimentales, il ajoute avec malice des elements de musiques traditionnelles ou de variete. Zap Meemees est une compilation des meilleurs titres de Satanicpornocultshop mais aussi un clin d'oeil plus ou moins respecteux aux tubes d'artistes inattendus (Kylie Minogue, John Lennon, Napalm Death, Duran Duran, Lalo Schifrin, Billy Joel...). La qualite d'enregistrement et le soin constant apporte au mixage ajoutent une note supplementaire au plaisir d'ecoute de cet album dejante et seducteur. Eric Serva
http://www.radiofrance.fr/chaines/france-musiques/direct/




>>Oct-2005 – Bad Aklchemy, Germany
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
They did it again, Japans Sampledelicmonster SATANICPORNOCULTSHOP schlugen wieder zu mit Zap Meemees (SON-22), einer Sammlung von Singles, Remixes und Kompilationouttakes. Die fu¨nf Plunderphonic-Ninjas Ugh, Meu-meu, Lisa, *Es & Vinylman ziehen dabei erneut die ultimative Loony-Tune-Quersumme aus den Klangschredderattacken von John Oswald, Stock Hausen & Walkman und Kid606, aus Boredoms ultrakurzen Aufmerksamkeitsspannen und den derben V/Vm-Soundcomics. Mit enthalten sind ihre kannibalisch-perversen Verwurstungen von Kylie Minogues ?I Can‘t Get You Out Of My Head‘ im Muslimgauze-Mix sowie von Duran Durans ?Save A Prayer‘ und VUs ?Candy Says‘ im Flying-Lizards-Treatment, die schon beim Vorga¨ngeralbum Anorexia Gas Balloon heraus stachen. Dazu gibt es nun mit ?Mutherfacker‘ eine Version von Sun Ras ?Nuclear War‘ und sogar zwei von Bobby Vintons ?Blue Velvet‘. U¨berhaupt will die Band aus Osaka als global operierender Heuschreckenschwarm wahrgenommen werden, als Soundpiraten mit grenzenlosem Beta¨tigungstrieb. ?Shoplifter @ Wal-Mart, Fundamentalist 59,054,087!!!‘, das Stoff von Baiyon & Hans Fjellestad remixt, wird dabei zu einer Kurzformel ihrer satanischen Methode und ihres No-Copyright-No-Logo-Theaters: Eigentum verpflichtet zu Diebstahl, enteignet die Enteigner, vergesst Dada & Dekonstruktion - 59,054,087 Bush-Wa¨hler lassen sich an Absurdita¨t und Obszo¨nita¨t schwer u¨berbieten. Daher vielleicht dieses hysterische, an den Nerven sa¨gende Dahinschlingern mit dem David-Lynch-Blues als Ein- und Ausgang, diese Negativland‘sche Hauntologie, diese ?Imagine‘- und ?99 Luftballons‘-Utopie unter Uriah-Heap-Beschuss. Radio Satanicpornocultshop surft und zappt beim finalen ?59,054,087 (reprise)‘ - plus hidden-Track-Extension 13:55 - durchs Anything-goes-Land wie KLF on Speed. Oder ist das Ganze eine zeitgema¨sse Version von ?Macht kaputt, was euch kaputt macht‘? Rigo Dittman
http://www.paxrecordings.com/



>>Oct-2005 – Bounce, Japan
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
フランス人と日本人から成る不可解コラージュ・ユニット。今作はこれまでに発表されたシングル盤、リミックス曲、未発表曲などをこれでもかというぐらい詰め込んだ編集盤になっています。もう、その音の情報量といったらすごいのなんの! あらゆるジャンルの音楽がザッピングさながら入れ替わり立ち替わりでカットアップ! それでも飽きさせないのは毒っ気たっぷりのポップ感とセンスある仕掛けの成せる技? (村上 謙太郎)
http://www.towerrecords.co.jp/



>>Sept-2005 – Allmusic.com, USA
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
Satanicpornocultshop’s follow-up to Anorexia Gas Balloon, their powerful first Sonore release, is a rather disappointing collection of singles, remixes and compilation tracks that first appeared between 2002 and 2005. In pure SPCS fashion, the tracks are tightly segued to form an uninterrupted 70-minute album, but while this recipe produced a dizzying feeling of sensory overload on the previous album, here it simply becomes tiresome. Lisa, Ugh, Meu-Meu and *ES still have that mad creative spark that singled them out on the experimental hip-hop circuit, but Zap Meemees contains its share of so-so cuts, while some of the themes are too often reheated. Case in point: the lyrics to Duran Duran’s Save a Prayer, the source for one of the previous album’s highlights Osui No Masare, reappear here several times, sung, read or treated. Gangpol’s remix of that tune is quite entertaining (with a funny Nintendo-type melody added), but that’s just not enough. Noteworthy though is the “hidden” bonus track, a incredible medley of radio hits laced with comments on George W. Bush’s America. Other highlights include 59,054,087 -- a speedcore collage dominated by a Lisa’s rendition of the Bobby Vinton staple Blue Velvet -- and the frantic Wa Bichimore? No, No Bi Watchmore... Satanicpornocultshop’s deconstructions are still filled with humorous asides and wild twists, but this album showcases the crew in a more predictable groove. The brutal cuts and uncomfortable juxtapositions that previously stimulated the mind and confused the feet grow somewhat annoying on this long, very long release. They can do better and so can you. Leave this one to the completists. The album features guest appearances by Electric Cafe, Klanq Shaft, Gangpol und Mit, Baiyon and Alimylove. Francois Couture



>>Sept-2005 – Jipango, France
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
Satanicpornocultshop. Les 5 d’Osaka etaient deja LA reference en matiere de collage musical, ils conservent leur titre avec le recent ‘Zap Meemees’. Histoire de montrer qu’une chanson n’est jamais definitive, Satanicpornocultshop s’amuse sur ce dernier opus a proposer tous les traitements de choc possibles : reprises loufoques, remix improbables, versions demo ou jam session… ‘Zap Meemees’ est en fait une large compilation du travail de Satanicpornocultshop entre 2002 et 2005, ou l’on croise autant la BO du ‘Blue Velvet’ de David Lynch, la midinette quarantenaire Kylie Minogue, le jazzman Sun Ra et toutes sortes d’autres sons aux origines pas tres catholiques. Un album definitivement inclassable et definitivement culte.Guillaume Loiret
http://jipango.com/


>>Sept-2005 – Gaz-Eta, Poland
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
While it's so damn easy to dismiss a band like Satanicpornocultshop purely based on the fact they're freak out sampling-crazed audio thieves.

Nowadays, who isn't a thief though. Everyone is stealing material from whoever came before. I get a kick at how some in the industry call this borrowing, almost as if to make the practice more legitimate. On the other hand, I'd always had a deep admiration for what John Oswald did with his Plunderphonics project at the tail end of the 80's. His fuck-you cut'n'paste collage of Michael Jackson's 'Bad' was stupendously hilarious, as was his take on Metallica, Carly Simon, John Zorn, Elvis Presley and so many other popular artists. It was from this point that borrowing became truly an art form. Osaka-based septet, Satanicpornocultshop is deeply initiated in the art of lifting other people's material beyond the point of recognition. Their latest release 'Zap Meemees' features break-neck speed paste-collages that actually resemble a drum'n'bass project rather than something from the plunderphonic genre. Even more so than their predecessor 'Anorexia Gas Balloon', this time around the band is bent on making their brand of spaced-out, freak-out pieces work on the dance floor. More than a few times, I'd found myself bopping my head and moving my hips. Regardless of the sources of their sampled clips, they always end up sounding as if the pieces groove along to a beat of their own. Lots of turntable machinations, tons of electronics, drum machines, tapes, loops, real vocals [from almost every member of the band], toys and fun galore.

'Mutherfacker' is a dandy little ditty that lifts the lyrics straight from Sun Ra's 'Nuclear War'.

While Vina is reading the lyrics [apparently with a straight face], the rest of the band lays down a laid back, static heavy mix that digs directly at your ear drums. '59,054,087 (reprise)' gets my vote for the best smash-up cut'n'paste tune of the year. Its masterful mixing of Bobby Vinton's 'Blue Velvet' [which is nearly unrecognizable] is absolutely fabulous. But then, as an afterthought, the band adds a true chaotic machination of Rolling Stones 'Ruby Tuesday', various Black Sabbath tracks, John Lennon's 'Imagine', Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters', Elton John's 'Rocket Man', Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun', XTC's 'Dear God', Van Halen's 'Jump' and countless others. There's a point at the tail end of this track where your ears can't keep up with the game of 'guess who they're lifting from now'. All hail the new kings of chaos! Tom Sekowski
http://www.gaz-eta.vivo.pl/




>>Sept-2005 – De:Bug, Germany
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
Wicked, wicked! Und das ist nicht mal übertrieben. Anders als die mittlerweile extrem langweilig gewordenen Negativeland oder der Held John Oswald, sammelin SPCS ihre Samples wirklich von überall und unterschlagen nie das Fieseste und Bescheuerste. Aber auch Hip Hop spielt eine große Rolle, natürich immer unerhort zaerschnitten und kaputt, aber nie so kaputt, als dass da am Schluß keine fertigen Taracks bei rauskommen würden. Klar sind die nie so fertig wie erhofft und gewünscht, denn der Cut und das Collagieren ja schließlich den Mittelpunkt des Schaffens, und nur dadurch kann sich jedes Fragment überhaupt nur so ans nachste ketten.Zap Meemees schiebt sich locker in die Top 10 des Jahres. Ein dickes Abenteuer! www.sonore.com ED....



>>Aug-2005 – Infra Tunes, France
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
Les Japonais doivent désormais jeter leurs déchets dans plus de quarante poubelles différentes. On n'ose imaginer les cas de conscience dès qu'il s'agit de se débarrasser d'un objet. Jetez un cd rayé dans la mauvaise, et même le fait qu'il s'agisse du dernier Kylie Minogue ne vous sera guère d'un grand secours quand vous devrez affronter les reproches de votre voisine pour votre incivisme. Pourtant, tout était indiqué dans le guide page 127. C'est la poubelle qui part à la déchetterie d'Osaka. Là où l'électro se veut plus frivole et moins austère que celle de Tokyo. Là bas, ils sauront quoi en faire.

On parle d'un collectif qui récupérerait tout ce qui lui tombe sous la main pour en faire de sages comptines pour enfants. Il pousserait l'art du recyclage à un tel extrême, qu'il lui arriverait parfois, dans un excès de zèle, de recycler ses propres monticules de récupérations. On ressortirait bien pour l'occasion une métaphore nipponne, mais la seule figure qui vient à l'esprit est celle du serpent se mordant la queue (qui à mon grand désarroi nous vient de la Grèce antique). Qu'importe ! L'idée est là : le cycle de l'évolution renfermé sur lui même, le recycleur recyclé par ses propres soins.

Notre Kylie Minogue côtoie finalement la BO d'un film saoudien (sans nul doute parce qu'elle est arrivée dans le même collecteur de déchets). Et au Satanicpornocultshop, on s'amuse comme des gosses. Non contents de barbouiller les estampes de pastels gras, on découpe des morceaux de voix pour les recoller au grès des dissections sonores alambiquées, on bip, on scratchouille-bidouille, et on expérimente toute sorte de récupérations. Un pipo bollywoodien. Un vieux film qui fait du surplace de manière Hexstatic. Un electro voice-cuté de manière Dat Politics. Un MC à pile qui disjoncte d'une manière synthétique, pendant qu'un scratch imite le cri du tuning de radio soumis à de brusques mouvements de doigt indécis. Tout un attirail de sonorités cartoon - le chbouing de ressort, les cuivres fanfarons, le klaxon un peu débile, sans oublier les fwouiiiiou rotatifs - vient apporter au tout une kidulterie non sans rappeler nos Gangpol Und Mit bordelais. Ceux-là même qui rejoindront leurs collègues nippons pour imprégner de leur sauce mélodique tantôt japonisante, tantôt gameboyisante, deux morceaux des plus enjoués.

On regrettera cependant quelques interludes ne possédant pas la cohérence samples/glitchs présente sur le reste de l'album. Arythmies de bruits, sons de cloches dissonants ou scratchs psychédéliques figurant sur ceux-ci comme les ingrédients indispensables à parfaire un espèce de stéréotype pas vraiment trépidant de l'expérimentation électro.

Qu'à cela ne tienne. Après une auto-reprise, les Satanic bidule shop nous quittent sur une piste cachée des plus folichonne : John Lennon pianotant sous cloche vient y côtoyer le néométal de Korn ou Limp Bizkit dans un monumental travail de (de-)construction. Un recyclage récréatif venant achever l'album dans un dernier élan de bêtises électroniques.(Chroniqué par Tehanor)
http://www.infratunes.com/



>>Aug-2005 – Basebog, Italy
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
Satanicpornocultshop e il nome di un oscura band norvegese dedita al black metal? Una nuova casa di produzione di film hard? No, questa volta siamo in Giappone e si tratta di un gruppo elettronico. Da Osaka i Satanicpornocultshop si occupano di elettronica d'avanguardia, di tagli e cuci, di frenquenze distorte, di saccheggio sonoro, di sperimentazioni allucinogene. Non mettono limiti alle possibilita. A dispetto dell'introduzione tranquilla gia dal secondo pezzo si capisce che il loro suono e massiccio, compulsivo, schizofrenico e hard-core. Per la maggior parte del disco le atmosfere sono felici e fracassone, casse dritte in bella evidenza oppure sezioni di breaks infilano ritmiche jungle di vecchia scuola. Soprattutto sono senza pudore. Ascoltatevi la traccia numero nove e sarete travolti dalla versione acida di "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" di Kylie Minogue. La voce delicata della cantante Lisa e anche meglio dell'originale e l'arrangiamento tendente al medio-orientale lascia senza parole. "Arabic Belly Dance Music" e il titolo della verione proposta nel cd. Non e facile starci dietro, chi potrebbe gustarsi una graziosa musica che sembra presa da un vecchio videogame, "Osui Nomasare", senza giocare al videogame. Attivi gia dal 1998 con parecchi dischi all'attivo il gruppo possiede anche una piccola etichetta chiamata NuNuLAXNuLAN, immagino non ci sia bisogno di dire cosa produce.
http://www.basebog.it/



>>Aug-2005 – Disk Union, Rock Web Shop, Japan
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
日本発、ヒップ・ホップ経由スカム・コラージュ!!!! 97年から活動をする大阪のコラージュ・ユニット。フランスのSONOREから2作目となる今作は、2002年からのオムニバス、シングル、リミックスをまとめたもの。ヒップ・ホップをベースとしたコラージュ・サウンドは、一聴スカム的な毒々しさを感じますが、聴くほどに感じるクォリティーの高いサウンドには脱帽必死!!!! ボビー・ヴィントンの「ブルー・ベルヴェット」(デヴィッド・リンチのアレね)をマテリアルにした‘59,054,087(2004)が素敵。
http://diskunion.net/



>>Aug-2005 – Vital Weekly, Netherlands
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
My introduction to Satanicpornocultshop was with 'Aneroxia Gas Balloon' (see Vital Weekly 409) and the follow-up 'Zap Meemees' is not exactly the new studio album, but rather a collection of singles, remixes and compilation tracks - not that in the meantime I came across any of those, so perhaps this collection is made for me. Satanicpornocultshop is a band of five people (Ugh aka Alan, Chola, Lisa Tani, DJ Siitake and *S) and collage is the main principle at work. They chop their way through their own music, made of electronics, breakbeats, vocals but also they plunder their way through popmusic. Kylie Minogue is again present, this with some arabic music playing, John Lennon gets a cover too. Crazy edits going on here, and this album is best enjoyed when listening to it as just one track, adding to the total mayhem of the release. Maybe a tiring sit through, this hectic, eclectic release, but one that surely puts a smile on, or two. I did work for me. For those who love Doormouse or Jason Forrest, with a cheesy poptwist. (FdW)
http://staalplaat.com/vital/



>>Jul-2005 – HMV, Japan
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
高らかに響け!そして笑え!エレクトロニカ・ポップ・ミュージック&サンプリング・コラージュのダンサブルな気狂い遊戯! 関西圏を中心に暗躍する日本人3人とフランス人1名によるユニット・サタニックポルノカルトショップ。破天荒なサンプリング・コラージュを駆使した独自の世界観を構築し、ベルギー、フランス、アメリカなどで高い評価を受ける。今作は6枚目のフルアルバムで、連射されるエレクトロニカ・ブレイク/ブロークンビーツが高らかに鳴り響く、狂い咲く、絶対的確信犯&愉快犯!
http://www.hmv.co.jp/



>>Jun-2005 – SONORE, France
Satanicpornocultshop ”Zap Meemees” (SONORE)
"Hallelujah vs. Allah is Great !! The definitive album of the demented Osaka collective SATANICPORNOCULTSHOP. Surrealist hip hop with a slightly perverse and grotesque touch, Zap Meemees gathers blasting singles, remixes and compilation tracks composed between 2002 and 2005. Far out sounds and overwhelming (de-)construction skills. Essential!"
http://www.sonore.com



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