Sickness Volume One
Experimental, Ambient, Psychedelic
Peanut Butter and Bathtubs, Icicles on a Rainy Day
^|SiCk0|^'s debut CD, Sickness Volume One was originally released in 1997 but I challenge an artist even today to make something similar...
With track titles such as -Peanut Butter and Bathtubs- and -$3 Whore in A $10 Porno-, you simply canít go wrong.
The album cover depicts someone, presumably ^|SiCk0|^, wearing a red robe with his head replaced by a giant eyeball. Is this stating that ^|SiCk0|^ sees all? On the table in front of the robed figure lay several instruments of torture. Standing next to ^|SiCk0|^ is a giant plucked chicken. The inset photograph at the top shows a woman with the barrel of a pistol in her mouth. What does it all mean? To further confuse things there appears to be a coded message in neon green at the bottom of the picture.
As if the imagery wasnít enough, the mysterious character known only as ^|SiCk0|^ takes us on an audio journey we wonít soon forget.
The opening track is called -Filter Test- and is more of a test of how much aural pain one human can endure. Coming in at just under twenty-three minutes long, youíll hear sounds youíve never dreamed imaginable. ^|SiCk0|^ has studied the effects that certain frequencies have on the human body as well as non lethal military pain inducing frequency techniques. Your speakers and your sanity will be tested and your mind will be enlightened.
The rest of the tracks are more like music and less like torture. Enjoyable TB-303 and TR-808 sounds. Nice pleasant rhythmic electronic synthesizer jamming music!
All programming and instrumentation by: ^|SiCk0|^
Produced by: J Shepherd
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^|SiCk0|^ - Sickness Volume One CD $11.99