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Electric Gurus - Watch Itdotdotdot
artworkElectric Gurus are an alter-ego of the Vivisectors based in sequenced strangitudinal weirdness and industrial waste. Only occasional hints of their surf side, but interesting if you're into the genre. This is not for your reverb tank, but it is engaging in a late night warehouse happening kind of way.
Picks: Intro, Feel It, Werewolf vs. Police Department, My Hell, Hitcher, Demons, Trespassing, Skinned Deep, Horrible And Deadly, Ms. Page's Machine, Trespasser In Coastal Waters (View From Above), Who Killed Us, Leatherface, Theme For Hallucination, Cemetery Boogie, Flying Saucers Over Desert

Track by Track Review


Intro dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

This is a dramatic and spooky keyboard intro, just like the title says.

Feel It dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

Circulating sequences, sample yackage, strangitudinal tweakery. "Feel It" is a slow and deliberate track with huge presence (the bells section) and an industrial feel.

Werewolf vs. Police Department dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

This is an interesting sidetrip! On the melodic side, with surf influences, heavy rock tone, relentless industrialisms, and a very moody, maybe even morose emotional imagery. Very cool!

My Hell dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

"My Hell" is a sequenced purgatory where you don't ever get "there!" Slow and brooding, in a place where everyday is not one day closer to release.

Hitcher dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

Sorta heavy rock industrial with circular riffs and a dead metal aural sensation. "Hitcher" is relentless, but also seems to have a direction of sorts.

Demons dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

With trance in mind, and seamy warehouse atmospherics, "Demons" moves slowly through a semi-churchy sequence where the lights are never on.

Trespassing dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

A slowly phase shifting sequence gives rise to a lo-brow progression of uneasy psycho-acoustics. Strange and dark.

Skinned Deep dotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

Way too repetitious for me, with endless moaning and cries of "no." Yup, that's about it, except for a cycling backtrack.

Horrible And Deadly dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

Big industrial menaces with guitar riffs and darkness in every corner. "Horrible And Deadly" has a kind of Southern Rock gone warehouse sterile sense about it. It's quite an odd and engaging merger.

Ms. Page's Machine dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

Blues rock industrialized with disco rhythms and island vacation imagery. "Ms. Page's Machine" is fun and quite original.

Trespasser In Coastal Waters (View From Above) dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

Big distant guitar calls from across the vastness to all who are lost in the fog. Prog gone electro-manic with a relentless slowness. Then, it ramps up a bit to become a more rhythmic chorded Krautrock-ish thing.

Who Killed Us dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

The question no one can ask is the title of a heavy ongoing progression with variables and constants. Quite loveless and stark.

Leatherface dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

A tuff beard gives way to a cycling riff that's part Krautrock, part space rock, part psycho banana. There is a strange attraction here that makes it grow on you.

Theme For Hallucination dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

From the hall of mirrors comes this endless dream from which you can not wake. Churchy, or perhaps funeral dirgy, with a compelling cycle.

Cemetery Boogie dotdotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

"Cemetery Boogie" is a song brought forward from the Vivisectors that's been remixed and recut a number of times. Here, the surfisms survive, but the overall take becomes large and thundering dangerous in a sub-trance industrial kind of way. Quite inventive and very cool!

Flying Saucers Over Desert dotdotdot
Inventive Industrial (Instrumental)

So, is that alien craft over cactus planes or hovering to steel your pumpkin pie? Either way, there's just a touch of surf in this spatial but brief piece.