myspace band of the week
When I run across bands with the words “satanic,” “porno,” and “cult” in their names, I tend to think of sacrificial goat slaughter, pig rape, the screams of dying maidens, equivalent exchange, and tofu burgers. You proved me wrong Satanicporncultshop.
The randomly named Satanicpornocultshop formed in 1997 and have released many albums on their label NuNuLaxNulan and others. They started off as a breakcore/hip hop unit and then proceeded to throw everything else in the mix. Listening to their material on myspace is enough to give you whiplash. “Feed me w) your kiss” lives up to the breakcore label, with nice boy-girl vocals leading up to a chaotic chorus of failing machines, with movie quotes and Hawaiian music filling out the background halfway in. “Summer Quest” and “Tnnoji Zoo” have some of the same breakcore elements but nothing else here is really loud or abrasive.
I wasn’t expecting shibuya-kei from this band, but they gave us the very pretty “Suicidal Empire.” “Asakichi” and “Closer, club mix” have the same pop elements, but with a dance beat. Then we have “Beast Must Die, autumn” that could’ve been on the Memoirs of Geisha soundtrack. But my favorite of the bunch is easily “Pinky,” one of their ridiculously cute covers of Missy Elliot’s “Get Your Freak On.”
So far Satanicpornocultshop released Arkhaiomelisidonophunikheratos through The Genepool and Catholic Sunspot Apron on their own label this year. Which is a lot. If you’re looking for original music take your porno to the cultshop.