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Modern Journal of Popular Savagery
Artist
POREST
Label
NASHAZPHONE
Catalogue Number
NP-19
Release Date
July 1, 2016

Porest's fourth long-player, Modern Journal of Popular Savagery is a damning collection of parallel realities told in song and sound. Following 2006’s masterful Tourrorists, MJoPS pits post-globalized hate pop, cabalistic text-to-speech drama and violent tape music against soapbox anthems and swirling barbed-wire psychedelia – sometimes within the same track. The result: a terrifying and ridiculous audio shakedown that both avoids and completely indulges the inherent trappings of art and politics. Fuzzed out guitars and keyboards, epic modulated grooves, “samples” and far-out fucking field recordings index the colonization of our consciousness. You’re already dead – and none of your intellectual friends can save you. Guests include Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls), Peter Conheim (Negativland), and Jake Rodriguez (Bran…Pos). Recorded between California, Syria, Vietnam and points in between.

Randal Dunn – April 2016

POREST Across decades, Porest (aka Mark Gergis) has issued a trail of confounding agitprop sound art, tilted pop, diabolical radio dramas and carefully rearranged realities on the Abduction, Seeland and Resipiscent labels. Porest’s blatant embezzlement of human syntax and cultural misunderstanding broadcasts vital mixed messages. Collaborations have included: Aavikko (Finland) Sun City Girls (USA), and Negativland (USA) among others. Gergis was a co-founder of the long-running experimental Bay Area music and performance collective Mono Pause – as well as its offshoot Neung Phak, performing inspired renditions of southeast Asian musics. Since 2003, with the Sublime Frequencies label, an ethnographic music and film collective out of Seattle, Washington – and more recently, with his own record label – Sham Palace, Gergis has shared decades of research and scores of archived international music, film footage and sound recordings acquired during extensive travels in the Middle East, South East Asia and elsewhere.

http://porestsound.net/info https://soundcloud.com/porest

Track List

SIDE I

  • Passport Please (5:27)
  • Worm Sum (2:12)
  • Emerging Global Consciousness (1:34)
  • Soapbox Cutter (3:58)
  • Diplomat Smile (4:07)
  • A Rosy Bath (3:06)
  • Schakled (1:40)

SIDE II

  • Terminal Suite (4:09)
  • Your Vertebrae (1:45)
  • Some Law (1:55)
  • The Field Recording (5:33)
  • Au Revoirs of Blood (3:25)
  • Seeded Subterfuge (3:10)
  • POREST - Modern Journal of Popular Savagery

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