several years spanning the late 90's and early 00's, Unconditional
Loathing were the kings of the Minneapolis "noise" scene.
With line-ups of up to a dozen members, and a million incestuous
side-projects, they alternately showcased high-concept performance
art and the lowest in scummy absurdity. Beginning in 2001, the
core members one by one relocated to various cities on the west
coast, leaving many of us to believe the UL magic was lost forever
- but this CD proves they're back on top, where they belong. Nasty
noise and experimental electronics are interspaced with failed
attempts to rehearse actual rock songs, as well as live recordings
of the band getting unplugged by local noise promoters. A work
of true genius.
by SunShip, Little