Modern Journal of Popular Savagery

by Porest

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POREST • MODERN JOURNAL OF POPULAR SAVAGERY (LP)

Porest's fourth or fifth long-player, "Modern Journal of Popular Savagery" is a damning collection of parallel realities told in song and sound. Following 2006’s masterful "Tourrorists", MJoPS pits post-globalized hate pop, cabalistic text-to-speech drama and violent tape music against soapbox anthems and swirling barbed-wire psychedelia – sometimes within the same track. The result: a terrifying and ridiculous audio shakedown that both avoids and completely indulges the inherent trappings of art and politics. Fuzzed out guitars and keyboards, epic modulated grooves, “samples” and far-out fucking field recordings index the colonization of our consciousness. You’re already dead – and none of your intellectual friends can save you. Guests include Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls), Peter Conheim (Negativland), and Jake Rodriguez (Bran…Pos). Recorded in California, Syria, Vietnam and points in between.
–Randall Dunn / Maxton Fort, March, 2016

"All I know is the way Mark Gergis cuts and pastes signifiers of our global predicament into songs that are funny, baffling, catchy, reverent, subversive, absurd, and logical is a knack that has a few parallels (Negativland, Eugene Chadbourne, Gergis’ brethren Sun CIty GIrls) but no real peers. Modern Journal is his first Porest record in a decade, and it has lots to reckon with, yet somehow the Porest POV is so intact it’s blinding – and I’ll be staring at this sun for a while."
– Marc Masters, 200 WORDS

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released August 23, 2016

Porest = string, voice, organ, reed, rhythm, tape, radio
Peter Conheim = voices on "Passport Please"
Erik Gergis = drums on "Worm Sum" & "Some Law"
Richard Bishop = elec. guitar on "Soapbox Cutter"
Liz Allbee = trumpets on "Diplomat Smile"
Bran (...) Pos = music & production on "Au Revoirs of Blood"

"Diplomat Smile" mixed & produced by Jake Rodriguez & Porest

Front cover photograph by Peter Conheim

Thank you: Alan Bishop, Hicham Chadly, Tyler Harwood, Ayesha Keshani, Robert Millis, Leyya Tawil, Sebastien Lemanon, Hanoi Rock City, MDMA T.A. PRODUCTIONS

Recorded & produced by Porest in The Socialist Republic of Vietnam,
The Federation of Malaysia, The Syrian Arab Republic, The United States America, The Federal Republic of Germany & The Arab Republic of Egypt

All tracks © & P 2016 – published by Porestsound
Nashazphone (NP-19) 2016
Nashazphone: nashazphone sawteldajal@gmail.com

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