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By integrating Levi Strauss’ concept of ‘bricolage’ (Tristes Tropiques, 1955) into hip-hop, the early duo comprised of Alan Folkroe and Ghammehuche cast the first stone of what was soon to become the surrealistic castle randomly named Satanicpornocultshop in 1997.
The first Satanicpornocultshop album voluptuously titled ‘Nirvana or Lunch ?’, released on their own label NuNuLaxNulan in 1998, was followed by a series of participations in various compilations: Trip Trap, LD&K, Subject, etc. The Art of confusion already prevailing in their work, their third opus ‘
The second act of Satanicpornocultshop story opens with the sudden and symbolic death of Alan Folkroe in 2001. As Ghammehuche could not be left alone with his sheer schizophrenia and creative delirium, fellow members boarded the demonic vessel within a few months: Meu-Meu and his dubious performance style, *es the mixing master with nerves of steel, Vinylman turntable-ing with attitude and Ugh overusing electronics and puking MC skills. All together, they slowly moved Satanicpornocultshop from distorted and perverted collage territories to accumulation of sound layers pierced by one single beat, futuristic hip-hop and eroticization of sounds, ‘erotronica’.
While Dada is the convenient hold all term used by music critics, the main players still think that the more accurate word of ‘bricolage’ best defines their work. Satanicpornocultshop influences and productions are not limited to music and sounds; they boil over the borders of art, spilling ideas and images with a unique and grandiose disrespect.
In the end of 2001, Satanicporncultshop were invited to perform at the peak time glory of the Batofar club in
Lisa from the band La Bossa, the hidden voice of Satanicpornocultshop, officially joined the gang in 2003 for the release of their fifth album ‘Anorexia Gas Balloon’ on Sonore. They made their first Japan tour together with Sonore label mates Carl Stone, Yuko Nexus6, Satoru Wono, Hoppy Kamiyama and L?K?O. International listeners were increasingly becoming aware of the Satanicpornocultshop phenomenon, with ‘Anorexia Gas Balloon’ getting reviews and airplay in Japan, Europe, US and Canada. The very same year, their killing cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Candy Says’ appeared on the UK Wire magazine compilation Wire Tapper 10 and they participated in the ‘Music for Babies’ project from D*I*R*T*Y website in France.
A strenuous yearlong work was necessary in order to release their 6th rich and complex album ‘Zap Meemees’ on Sonore in 2005. Like a twin, a lighter, pop and instantaneous 7th album ‘Orochi Under the Straight Edge Leaves’ bloomed on the Polish Vivo label the same year. What other band could release a pop album on an indus/gothic Polish label? A Satanicpornocultshop tour de force!
In the end of 2005, they made their first European tour (
2006 is definitely opening the third act of Satanicpornocultshop. First, they participate in the thematic Italian fashion magazine Uovo by providing a track for their ‘Pink’ compilation. And they received the Digital Music Honorary Mention in
In 2007, Satanicpornocultshop participates in WFMU radio program feature "Raymond Scott", and "52 short weeks" by peppermill records,
In 2008. Release "Takusan No Ohanasan" in Vivo Records,
In 2009, "Closer ep (neji)" cutting from the compilation of Somme Bizzare Record’s "Some Bizzare Double Album". In March, "Takusan No Osahanasan" is chosen as the best disk in 2008 that Macedonian music magazine Otsechka. In November, participates in the exhibition of artist Elisabeth Arkhipoff of the
In 2010, January, elected Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band:THE SUN IS DOWN Top20 Winners remix competition. In March, release "Arkhaiomelisidonophunikheratos" Some Bizzare,
In 2012, released "AtoZ!!!!!AlphabetBusterS!!!!! " - a compilation album of the 44 juke/footwork/ghettotech tracks in the nine Satanicpornocultshop albums and singles: wipeout ep (neji, 2011), nuclear ep (neji, 2011), remake ep (neji, 2011), hellasick ep (bootytune, 2012), 7’ inches or more...ep (neji, 2012), Salò o le 160bpm di Sodoma ep (neji, 2012), an†i-Buddhis♀ (neji, 2012), battle creek brawl (neji, 2012) and yudamen ep (neji, 2012).
A multiplicity of sound layers pierced by one single beat. That would be a simple definition to describe the complexity but straightforwardness of the music from this band from
When cutting worms and re-assembling them in a different order, do they still remain worms ?
Zap Meemees (SONORE, SON-22) 2005
Why make new music when everyday the industry discharges a discontinuous flow of spoiled idols and reanimated heroes? Re-using fragments from this huge musical garbage dump, it is possible to create new meanings and suddenly catch a glimpse of our modernity and its excesses. But it becomes difficult to judge where exactly the nonsensical aspect of this newly created music comes from. Is it really just because this type of new sound organization makes you feel funny? Or is it because we unexpectedly realize, by listening these bits of global collective unconsciousness scattered out of context, what kind of dumb mash the industry keeps feeding us.
Satanicpornocultshop chucks a puzzling, destabilizing and futuristic hip hop. One of the main features of this band is that they make music gush from the most arid field recording session. Give a
Satanicpornocultshop collective have been active since 1998 with their own label NuNuLAXNuLAN (blog) and CD-R sub-label NEJI. We hope that this collaboration with SONORE will bring them the audience that their musical creativity definitly deserves.
(neji/Nu NuLAX NuLAN)