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Molly – B-Sides & Rarities (Stoned To Death, 2015)

Published October, 2015
by Easterndaze

Molly’s debut on the Czech DIY label Stoned To Death Records is a bona fide journey into the world of synthetic sounds – with plenty of noodling, twisting and tweaking, filtering and arpeggio(ing). No wonder one of the tags on his Bandcamp album page is John Carpenter, the legendary synthaholic. Synths become the medium and the message at the same time – from acidic Grill Cleaning Hell to Drinking From Forbidden Fountain which takes cues from cold and minimal wave (ala Martial Canterel). There are tracks where only the voice of Genesis P-Orridge is needed to make it sound like Throbbing Gristle. 

There’s an almost meditative quality to playing around with synths and getting lost in all their possibilities, extracting sound and modifying it, sculpting rhythms, always in search of some interesting delineations that trigger numerous detours and additions. This album is a paean to the history of electronic music, a documentation of a personal rapport with electronic instruments – for better or worse.