Label: Rough Trade - RTL-2 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic • Style: New Wave, Industrial, Experimental
The Voice of America introduces itself with a Southern policeman delivering instructions to what Hold On - Various - Vintage Music Collectors Series 8 be a riot squad.
Part of the instructions direct those offering security to a first aid van to obtain earplugs, "so as to keep you from having a headache. Some thinly veiled advice for the listener, perhaps? Probably both. Generally speaking, The Voice of America has more of an anchor than Mix-Up with its increased use of rhythm, whether it's from The Voice Of America/Damage Is Done - Cabaret Voltaire - Voice Of America rickety drum machines or actual drums.
The sickly Memories And Dreams (Été Damour) - Various - Spécial Club Eté 76 Volume 2 sometimes demented drones of cacophony are twisted and doctored in new ways and make for more compelling listening.
In "News From Nowhere," it sounds as if recordings of dive-bombing war planes have been intertwined and distorted, which is only part of the thrill; there's a dubby rhythm that's equally anemic in the background. On the closing "Messages Received," the structure is similar to that of "Nag Nag Nag," but all the assaultiveness of that song is wiped away and turned into a melancholy number, helped especially by an emotionally drained vocal turn.
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