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The Microwave duo is string-mutilator David Kuzy and object-batterer John Roman, a veteran apocalyptic noise rock duo coming out of Chrome/Devo/Amrep/grindcore influences, in a release of 15 succinct odes to technological paranoia and decay.

Psionic Impedance

Microwaves: Psionic Impedance (Ugexplode)
Label: Ugexplode    
Released in: USA    

"Psionic Impedance is Microwaves newest salvo of dystopian guitar riffing, off-kilter drumming, warped electronics and manic vocals. It is heavy, but it is not metal. The music rocks, but it is not rock in the sense that it embraces morons. The compositions are short and to the point. This thing is furious and ugly.

The duo, consisting of string-mutilator David Kuzy and object-batterer John Roman, elicits fifteen succinct odes to technological paranoia and decay on this painstakingly dense production. Since the two don't currently employ a bass player, they tend to trigger samples of bass and electronic sounds on electronic drum pads. It is an ingenious solution, and they effortlessly sound the same way live as they do on this record. They are loud, they wear uniforms and their equipment looks good. The material on this release consists of intelligently constructed series of angular phrases coupled with obliquely visceral lyrical references, delivered in a highstrung, agitated manner. One might sense a whiff of chrome, a smattering of devo, a grain of grindcore, perhaps a glint of amrep - whatever signifiers you want to tag on them, this kind of grimy, futuristic noise is in short supply these days. Microwaves are prepared to give this dying mudball full of insipid drones what they need: Rigor and discipline.

If you must know, microwaves formed in 2000 ad in Pittsburgh, PA. They have toured many times. They have some other releases out. Sometimes they have an extra person and they become a trio. These extra guys have included persons who were also in the groups zombi and don caballero."-ugExplode

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Product Information:

UPC: 885767488458

Label: Ugexplode
Catalog ID: ug57
Squidco Product Code: 16260

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in the United States in 2012 by Josh Tanzer.


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Track Listing:

1. Future Fossil 0:08

2. Hammerspace 2:00

3. Ortolan 1:52

4. Ne Plus Ultra 2:25

5. Flu Factory 3:13

6. Intro to Pandemonium 0:45

7. Bleak Strategies 3:37

8. Vampire Me 3:11

9. Penetration (In the Centerfold) 2:09

10. Shred Vacuum System 1:01

11. Termination Schock 2:08

12. Necrocircuitry 2:42

13. Hot Hail 1:39

14. Ultra Plus 1:22

15. Micropolis 1:42