12" VINYL - Nozl - The Man Who Brought Us Here Has Vanished LP (NOZ001)
12” NOZ001 “Nozl – The Man Who Brought Us Here Has Vanished”
“You could count the number of skratch music albums on two hands and maybe a foot. You could count the truly seminal skratch music albums on one hand minus a thumb.
NozL’s ‘The Man Who Brought Us Here Has Vanished’ is one of the four fingers on the thumbless hand*. Entirely created from skratching records. Entirely devoted to making communicative, meaningful music.
You don’t hear that word 'meaningful’ much when it comes to skratching. I don’t use it lightly. 'The Man Who...’ is only dying to tell you something. A wholly emotional record, dripping in melancholia yet wrapped in a shroud of optimism, not dominated the dreaded existential ennui, simultaneously finding beauty in the mundane and the marvellous.
A logical progression from the Ned Hoddings launchpad of a few years before, the debut NozL LP was a giant beacon of hope in the embarrassing sea of 'check out my rather large cock’ themed skratching that had/has dominated the 21st century. For us, it was like finding a shiny gold bar in a rubbish dump By us, I mean Vince Mack Mahon, i.e. Tweek, Jimmy Penguin, Mikey Fingers and the guy writing this). Naturally, we caned the living shite out of it. I could whistle this album start to finish.
As practitioners it was a sign that we were headed in the right direction, i.e. not down the cul-de-sac of virtuosity but half way to the wide open plains of musical expression and imagination.”
1. One Part Short -02:58
2. Sharp Star Mumbles -03:09
3. Interlude -01:34
4. Akabizzl -04:03
5. Sticks and Stones -03:26
6. Softly Falls The Night -04:22
7. Expanding Rebecca -02:07
8. IDK -04:42
9. The Wash -05:15