Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Wire Magazine Review Transcription

As I wrote here yesterday ("I" being the physical manifestation of pure extraterrestrial energy and sound vibrations on this plane and "yesterday" being an allusion to time, that unreal man made illusory concept used to trap humanity in a claustrophobic state),  I Know I'm An Alien's first ever release is featured in this month's issue of The Wire Magazine, a legendary publication that's been running since 1982, which is a long time. 

I am really happy with the writer's perception of the sound content heard, and the mentioning of bands on the original Shimmy Disc label like Dogbowl and Bongwater. That feeling of knowing that there are like-minded artists out there fearlessly doing their thing is priceless. One thing I'd like to point out though is that I believe the song with the cut-up Strokes on there is actually called "Movin' Too Fast". That doesn't take much away from the review because I think the author just really wanted to get the album's most awesomest song title in the text, so I'm down.

May we all "make our own roads and determinedly follow them!"

Back to our homes in space right?

Check out the review of the Alien's printed media debut transcribed in its glorious integrity below. You can buy the magazine in object form or subscribe to read it's awesome content here:


I Know I'm An Alien 

I Know I'm An Alien And I Want To Go Home
Sometimes Then I Remember That I Gotta Try
And Understand You
Bandcamp CD/DL

 "If you listen you can hear the sound of one man being wilfully difficult - driven by the rancid taste of contemporary work-pub-death-drone life to claim existence as an alien called Walter Weirdheadd. If the original Shimmy Disc label was still going then this'd be right in the league of Dogbowl or Bongwater. As it is, I Know I'm An Alien's closest current ally if only in terms of approach might be the dry humoured DIY Indie of The Pheromoans. The caustic politics here is not earnest. There's also synth modulated vocals, goofing around with melodies, a really great cut-up of The Strokes' "Reptilia" in "You Know, I Find It Funny How Well Adjusted You Are To This World", and then just as random yet straight and pretty Spanish guitar instrumentals. It might actually be a new outsider classic, carrying on the time-honoured tradition of making your own road, determinedly following it, and making something's that's either going to be hailed as addictive genius or incredibly annoying."

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