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Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN
Title: The Shield That Pierces the Earth
Format: LP
Label: Catsup Plate
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"The Shield That Pierces the Earth is the first solo LP from Dylan Nyoukis, the Scottish raconteur best known for his work in the prolific and somewhat controversial Prick Decay (a.k.a. Decaer Pinga). Im sure that Prick Decays very name has, in the past, led people to believe that their records contain some sonic equivalent of the contentious name: an abrasive mish-mash of horrendous screams, power electronics, guitars being chainsawed apart, or some similarly aggressive, but ultimately boring and pointless brand of noise. Thats a shame because their work owes much more to the weird and subtle minutiae of sound than any sort of "bombast"-the same goes for The Shield That Pierces the Earth. Dylan has described Shield as his "folk" record (theres some sort of pun to be made with Dylan and folk no doubt), probably because he is using more plucked guitar (cf. "Clays Festering Lungs") and less tape collage than his past recordings with Prick Decay. But theres very little in terms of structure or melody that might remind the listener of "folk" per se. If anything, the music that this bears the most resemblance to is that of Southeast Asia, though more in the way of the experimentation of the Sun City Girls or Climax Golden Twins than anything that might be termed "authentic." As Temp Webber puts it in the sleeve notes, this is more reminiscent of "folk music for insects" than anything else: mixed in with the guitar plucking and keyboard tones are alien clicks and squeaks and other audio detritus. At times it sounds like the music was recorded in some antiquated factory or by a mutant colony of ants or under some other set of conditions that might produce the organic weirdness contained in this record." - Catsup Plate.
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Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN
Title: norse fungi festivus
Format: CD-R
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Recorded in preperation for the No Fun Fest, "Norse Fungi Festivus" is a manky  live piece for voice and prepared tape,, heavily delayed & lubed tonsils  sending out throat claw signals... crivens!!!" - Chocolate Monk

Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN
Title: Owl Tapes
Format: CDR
Label: Chocolate Monk
Country: UK
Price: $12.00
"Two solo pieces for voice and reel to reels (well one also has oscillator), plus one interlude. Includes the first ever solo live joint. Like if Terry Riley had down syndrome when he hooked up his time-lag accumulator." - Chocolate Monk.

Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN
Title: The Acrylic Widow
Format: LP
Label: Discombobulate
Country: UK
Price: $27.00
"Nyoukis! The name trumps hot on the carved brass horn. Gongs crash shrill and slaves shriek aloud. You Sir! Expecting pure vocal gravy like on Carrion Hut or Hora? Madam, perhaps the holy minimal strings like that Golem grey Penderecki served us on Owl Tapes? No. Nein. Nyet. Not the fucking case pal. Four measured tracks. Two dedicated to the cats thats been making heads turn for a while now (Banana Seymour & that Dogfella exactly) but all washing up a new kind of psychedelic moss. Fresh thin tendrils, easy to snap, but determined to grow among loose grey matter late on into the next day, and the next and the next. Dry coughs and outta-wack piano chords play into Boy Scout bike repairs, test the bell, spin the wheel! Hot air leaks from a perished rubber hose. With knuckles like hazelnuts, these sounds shine like delicately laid cobblestones, laid end-to-end without no fuss or haste, they are tram tracks. Late night thumps, boof, baff and a lousy Soft Machine organ solo talks a Brighton raver down from gritted jaw oblivion. Ideas are put through the wringer in stereo effect. The domestic bric-a-brac builds up: a motorcycle revving, the dry crunch of gravel underfoot...a jumble sale of sweaty woollens, singing out through pinched throat to make un-sense of the phrase iss, sum bear-lae-um. An unexpected kitchen sink gamelan makes for a discombobulating listen. Tension is introduced via leathery lunged accordion but theres no crass crescendo. Fading out like a flu virus...

Euro voices abound in tangled syntax. Verbs sounds & nouns renamed. Sure, theres blubber and chunder...you, you, you and me thats slam-up-bang to babby titter chat for starters. Then the downs come in re-directed by taut tape loops making the ecstatic, grooving on the surface of a micron-thin bubble. The proclamation, Im right here leaves us in no doubt who you are sharing your damp bedsit with tonight, slurping up the old wine as red as pooled blood.

Another take on the stretched ritual. A parrot squawks underwater struggling for fresh O2. Furious eraser scurrying action is met with the stony silence of a 14 year old girl while apples crunch between strong white teeth. Our old friends, words, are worried and fretted in a dark experiment; turned over looking for new seams and valves to shuck and prise open like ripe clams until mucus-like muscle slips free and falls to the flagstones below.

This is a living séance with The Acrylic Widow. Wisdom from the Old Ones, the thin Venn diagram slice between frantic scuttling & sweet Miskatonic stoned." - Discombobulate.

Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN
Title: Inside Wino Lodge
Format: LP
Label: No Fun
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"New solo LP of strange sounds, vocal improvisations,strings, tape manipulations and hiss drones from Dylan Nyoukis (Decaer Pinga,Blood Stereo) inside his wino lodge. Sounds like it was recorded in a 4 track in 1972 in an insane asylum, then puke over and thrown into the sea, then discovered recently and transfer directly to Vinyl via marine analog tape communication device. Limited to 300 copies." -No Fun

Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN
Title: Inside Wino Lodge
Format: Cass
Label: Palsy
Country: USA
Price: $6.00
"Brother Dillz goes for delf. Tussin gargle plus solo tonsil polo. misnumbered edition of 12."
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Artist: NYOUKIS, DYLAN
Title: Carrion Hut
Format: LP
Label: Singing Knives
Country: UK
Price: $33.00
"Originally a CDR inside early editions of the Inside Wino Lodge LP (No Fun 2009), Carrion Hut is infused with prickly, invasive gurgles and rumblings. Lets turn over the snort-by-snort to Daniel Baker of The Quietus: "The Frosted Growth is an exercise in muddy barbarism; Nyoukiss non-verbal snarls, multitracked into a paranoid ooze that revels in its own ugliness ... [and] gleeful incantation[s] ... recall the genuinely unsettling soundtrack work of Blood Stereo collaborator and Fluxus-inspired multidisciplinary artist Ludo Mich.... [V]ocal manipulations and rackety anti-percussive creaks ... [and] a brutally realist approach to psychedelia through ritual" are "best captured on Late Night Vocal Gravy, a side-long experiment in the rendering of hallucination through sound in which Nyoukis patiently channels psychological dysfunction through bodily suffering and blurts it out into his tape deck.... Strange New Ache ... is a Kafkaesque whirligig.... Like an animalistic satire of a society that has gorged itself silly on everything from junk food to credit ratings, there is vulgarity in abundance on Carrion Hut, but that isnt even half the story." Screened jackets. Edition of 500." - Singing Knives.

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