Minitel (Canada), seriously into Discordance Axis + Bandcamp Friday

I might have been offline for a while but I guess I always kept rotating about a discordant axis, as apparently many still do to this day and age. Present day, present time. Namely, Minitel is a grindcore band of blatant, unabashed, downright wonderful DxAx worship, and aesthetically they're like a digital runaway band straight out of Serial Experiments Lain (the anime series; take note of the cover art, as well as their use of samples) or some other Japanese creative interpretation of technology-induced alienation, with no trace of the stuff called cybergrind whatsoever (in case you've been deceived by the aforementioned cover art). Add to that the lovable contrast of deep guttural growls and shrieking a la the Sawtooth Grinning bipedal crocodile and I'm in. 

In fact, most of their audio is savagely lo-fi in contrast to the schematic otaku-in-the-shell presentation of all Minitel releases, which may easily be interpreted as yet another nod to DxAx and Jon Chang's penchant for science fiction. To complicate matters for me (at least on the internet), one of their songs is titled 'Zmajevdah' which I assume can only refer to to my own certainly DxAx-influenced blastbeat voyage (Zmajevdah @ Bandcamp), so the least I can do is shout back at Minitel and all the ones who have been striving for blastbeatitude just like I have (we're not affiliated).

Listen away at the Minitel Bandcamp page (it's all free/NYP).

P.S. I ought to mention that it's Bandcamp Friday, meaning that all revenue goes to the artist, so try to make use of it if you intended on supporting anyone on there.

P.P.S. Is there a future to Cephalochromoscope as a music-oriented blogzine without specific emphasis on downloading stuff for free? Beats me, but what I do know is that - about ten years ago - we did good when it came to searching, finding, recommending excellent (mostly extreme) music, as well as excessively spreading the love for amazing bands like Swarrrm or Discordance Axis, whereas the recent output of some of our favorite Gods of grind has actually been wonderful and yet remains to be explored and appreciated more profoundly by reviewers both on and off, if you know what I mean (e.g. Strange, Beautiful and Fast by Takafumi Matsubara, the No One Knows What the Dead Think album by Chang, Rob Marton and Kyosuke Nakano, new stuff by old bands like Swarrrm, actually new bands like Endon...).


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