mr picklesMy new favorite cartoon, Mr. Pickles, on Adult Swim at 11 on Sundays. I have about a hundred favorite cartoons, being an animation maniac, but this is the best in that particular niche involving demonic serial killer dogs. The second season is playing now but you can download the first season HERE. “The show is rated TV-MA for graphic, bloody violence (V), strong sexual content, including nudity, depiction of deviant sexual acts, and sexual violence (S), and offensive language (L). In the small, old-fashioned world of Old Town, which is slowly being taken over by the modern world, the Goodman family and their innocent 6-year-old son Tommy obtain a border collie named Mr. Pickles. The two spend their days romping around Old Town on classic adventures — while unbeknownst to Tommy and the family (except for Tommy’s grandfather), Mr. Pickles’ secret evil streak drives him to slip away to kill, mutilate and hump his victims.” An instant Mustard Relic…

En el HeldenBeen sitting on this part of the post for two years now, don’t exactly know why I chose this moment to make it current, except that I’m seemingly random like that. My buddy Freddy turned me onto these guys, being our resident expert on the Peruvian music scene, among other things.  He knew I was just getting my feet wet in the history of Industrial music and sure enough Peru had it’s own thriving scene during that early history.  Disidentes is extremely old school, real basic stuff here, obviously early 80s.  If you’re looking for something high tech, then this is not it, instead you get simple synth, drum machine and live percussion. I got the music and scans from the inactive (for quite some time now) Obscura Escencia, so thanx to that person are in order. In case it does disappear completely here is the text…
“Los primeros indicios de la música industrial en Perú deviene de la experimentación de los músicos en la búsqueda de una forma diferente de percibir el sonido. El ruido renace así no como una interferencia sino como la música misma, principio de la inarmonia circundante en las melodías duras y acidas que se creaban espontáneamente, proyección de las difíciles épocas de los 80. El primer proyecto que introdujo y dio su manifestación mas amplia fue Disidentes (que luego daría paso a T de Cobre) y que en sus trabajos muestra influencia de grupos como Einzturzende Neubaten, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Kraftwerck, etc. Trabajando en base a pedales, teclados, cilindros, instrumentos metálicos que golpeaban al ritmo efervescente de la industrialización primeriza en Lima. El proyecto fue integrado por Martin Ponce, Raúl Mondragón, Rodrigo Vivar y Hoover (baterista de Salón Dada), con la cual se presentan hasta mediados de 1988, año en que se disuelve el proyecto para dar paso a T de Cobre.”

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Cyrnai – Charred Blossoms 12″

Been feeling really good about my dog Grizzly. I have always loved his spoiled ass, but we seem to be more in tune. About the only time he doesn’t listen is when he’s chasing cats or my mini-donkey Jet Li. Except for being very jealous when I give another animal attention, he knows what I’m thinking and I know what he’s thinking. It’s cliche to wish that I was that way with people. But really, fuck most people. I spend 8 hours a day kissing ass at work, not by choice, it’s a job requirement, and that along with Facebook, really leaves me sour on the human race. So it is with the dogs that I find comfort…

C-CB1Picking up where we left off, the last time we visited the Mind Matter Records label. This one was my most recent score.  Even though I knew about the label very early on, it wasn’t until several years after the development of an internet, that I discovered it. Carolyn Fok, is Cyrnai, Discogs has this to say, “Cyrnai is Los Angeles-born painter, writer and electronic musician Carolyn Fok. She self-produced a number of cassettes and eventually released Charred Blossoms (1985). It took a decade to release the follow-up, the ambitious multimedia project Transfiguation (1996), and then The Listener (2000), which is less ambitious but perhaps more accomplished.” With Charred Blossoms, she spins a trippy, dreamy, industrial web, nothing like the straight up anarcho punk the label is known for…

Cyrnai – Phobic In Ruins
Cyrnai – Waydom
Cyrnai – Noct (Mourning Glare)
Cyrnai – Incision Tree
Cyrnai – Sensitivity/Windmill


The only release of hers that I know of that’s availabl (in sense) is the Transfiguration CD, her last release in 96 can be found at iTunes!