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[gfsd]COALITION FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
[gfsd]COALITION FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
Sun, 28 Oct 2001 19:57:19 -0800
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MENSCHENFEIND NEWS 2 NEW RELEASES
COALITION FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
CAT HOPES FETISH
Coalition for a Better Tomorrow
This cd is a live recording session featuring members of Sikhara, Praying for
Oblivion, and The Eugenics Council.
The Cd is limited to 33copies, enclosed in special packaging.. This cd is $12
postage paid, and due to problems that may arise from the packaging, the cd
will only be shipped in the U.S.
CAT HOPE - FETISH CD limited to 75 copies, full color artwork, in red jewelcase.
"CAT HOPE as a solo bass show using an incredible line up of pedals and a lap
top to construct enormous walls of sound. She is in the precess of making her
first solo recording this way, and in March 2000 Cat did a short tour of the US
and London as part of the Extreme Music From Women tour, promoting the realease
of a CD of the same name on UK label Susan Lawly"
$10 postage paid u.s.
$14 postage paid world
make payment out to Dustin N.
paypal is also accepted.
Some reviews are below
Coalition for a better tomorrow
This is noisy drone music with frequent distorted vocals screaming through the
unremitting chaos Saw blade screeching and panning clatter claim most of the
time on this disc, with brief moments of stillness breaking up the madness.
This will make your hair stand on end and grit your teeth. Although I
personally found this cd to be virtually unlistenable, I can still see a place
for this demo among the realm of post-industrial noise camps
Feedback growing, tension building, a circular saw buzzes on a metal table. An
ambulance lays across a guard rail, teetering over an edge. More vocals, gruff
distortion, electronic buzzing and a growing paranoia, the vocals again attack
the listener from different points, with different effects, adding alot of
power to this severe electronic attack. A drum machine starts malfunctioning,
sputtering out abrupt rolls and tearing at the speakers. Unrelenting. Track
three brings us back to fading feedback, some glass clanging. Electronic static
bursts reminds the listener that the worst/best is yet to come. The distortion,
feedback, and glass clanging begin to form a rhythm of their own. This artist
is reminescent of more traditional industrial elements, like maybe Mental
Destruction, but with a clear noise aesthetic. I hesitate to say "death
industrial", becuase this is much more varied than most death industrial acts.
The loops are there, the vocals are there, but the music comes together in a
much more versatile and therefore more powerful context. This is an artists to
watch, some good studio production would turn this group into a force to be
seriously considered as a force in electronic music.
this is an excellent balance between the wall-of-noise approach and the
minimalist...always lots going on , but each sound can be absorbed...owing to
the recording quality (High!) and the usage of both delicate and violent sound
sources (from power tools sirens, and distorted screams to tiny bells and
ambient echoes) the work progresses nicely, elements overlapping while
remaining fresh. i think the divisions were well timed, each track presenting a
different feeling. overall, an excellent live performance!
Cat Hope has developed a unique set of chops, a powerful stage presence, great
control of feedback, she also knows where number 11 is on the volume control of
her amp, making her probably the noisiest woman that I've ever heard on a stage
Jon Rose, Australia Ad Lib, 2001.
"... Cat was great - the whip on the guitar and the gloves and the dress and
flowing hair - I can see why heralbum is called fetish. I liked how there were
quiet moments then superfast strumming of the guitar - her hands were a blur.
for me it was like watching a talented turntablist cut up the decks, hands
whirring, sounds not quite matching the speed of the hand movements because
they are blended together. and I've never seen anyone control the feedback like
her before! boldly going where no other artists like to venture.. in front of
the speaker with a mic.."
Kath - Radio Pulse
Thanks to Cat Hope for mesmerising us with her scary beauty (and her pulsing
"...queen of bass, Cat Hope ..."
Time Off magazine
CLEVELAND TIMES, USA
by Robert Beveridge
Last, and worth the wait, was Cat Hope, from Australia. Another who helped make
her stage presence known with a dress that was cut to the point of obscenity
(my god, that woman's got some seriously muscular thighs), but in Hope's case,
it couldn't take your mind off the noise. Being slowly dismembered wouldn't
have taken your mind off the noise. Using a bass (seemed detuned to me, but I
could be wrong), a number of effects pedals, a small sampler, and a laptop,
Hope ended the night on a quiet note?? at least, quiet as far as Speak in
Tongues shows go?? but that didn't stop the crowd from registering, and gaping
at, the unbridled ferocity of one woman and her bass guitar. Subsonic rumbles,
feedback, minimal beats (supplied by the laptop) all combined to form a kind of
soup that merged beauty and ugliness in a quite original way. I like what Cat
Hope does, I like it a bunch, and hopefully we'll be hearing more from her as
time goes on.
Rochester NY USA- RADIO STATIC -Keith
Cat Hope, the last performer, was like nothing I've ever heard/seen. Walls of
feedback and raw noise generated by a bass and some effects boxes. This had to
be the most "extreme" act of the night, in terms of sheer abrasiveness and
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