Jul 2013 02

It-Clings - I’m the Biggest Fucking Thing in the Whole Fucking WorldIt-Clings
Category: Experimental / Industrial / Spoken Word
Album: I’m the Biggest Fucking Thing in the Whole Fucking World
Stars: 3.5
Blurb: An exhausting deluge of self-adulating rants and diatribes demonstrating either a fantastic sense of humor or an insufferable ego (or both), set to some of today’s most excellent post-industrial artists.


 

As the spoken word outlet for Squid, the enigmatic founder of the Bugs Crawling Out of People label, It-Clings is a strange animal. His expletive-laden rants tend to skate the fine line between accusatory pseudo-sociopolitical diatribes and megalomaniacal self-adulation – usually beginning as the former and gradually gravitating toward the latter to humorous effect – set to music provided by numerous luminaries of the post-industrial, rhythmic noise, and dark ambient variety is something of an acquired taste to say the least. Of course, as he acknowledges on “Six and a Half Minutes of It-Clings Talking About His Fucking Cock,” he is completely aware of the dichotomy of possessing some sort of meaning and purpose only to be misunderstood or completely ignored, eventually degenerating into a simple “fuck you.” Of course, it’s not any wonder as it’s difficult to assess the meaning behind It-Clings’ words as so often do they deteriorate into vulgar displays of verbal debauchery. “It-Clings Doesn’t Give a Fuck” comes across as self-deprecating, “An It-Clings Love Song” is anything but, and “The New Era of Big Penis Begins” invokes a satanic ritual. With I’m the Biggest Fucking Thing in the Whole Fucking World, It-Clings revels in his glory, proclaiming himself the “Rock n’ Roll SuperGod,” “King of the Jews,” and “Saviour of All Mankind,” complete with artwork depicting him as a giant overlooking an unsuspecting landscape of modern and medieval atmosphere.

As with his past releases, the strength of an It-Clings album lies primarily in the choice of artists who provide the musical backdrop to his verbal oddity. We have the rhythmic distortion and metallic clanks of CompUterus to the scathing ethnic-tinged industrial beats and bass lines of Worms of the Earth, the dark guitar shrieks and abstract noise constructions of Promonium Jesters, and the mild and spacious breakbeats of Receiver. Both Dead Man’s Hill and Katastroslavia do well to infuse “The New Era of Big Penis Begins” with a bleak atmosphere and plenty of manipulations to the vocals to augment the track’s satanic allure, although the latter’s version takes a turn for the manically humorous as it switches to a jingle akin to an infomercial that is impossible not to laugh to. Jonbob’s infusion of retro synth sounds and spastic breakbeats makes for one of the more pleasant surprises on the album, while Razor Edge’s take on “Santorum” is a classic helping of bouncy industrialized dance that should please fans of older Aphex Twin.

From the musical standpoint, I’m the Biggest Fucking Thing in the Whole Fucking World is a marvelous assemblage of some gritty and hard-hitting talent, featuring a diverse range of styles that will appeal to fans of the more experimental forms of modern industrial. However, given the esoteric nature of It-Clings outpourings of egomania and self-worship, regardless of the few laughs it is sure to elicit, the album will present a difficult listen for many. Some may even find it exasperating to the point of outright annoyance, but that is indeed part of It-Clings’ singular appeal.
 
Track list:
Disc 1

  1. The Centre of Your Quantum Dots of Focus (Back Lit by CompUterus Mix)
  2. So You Think You Know It-Clings Motherfucker (Not Your Average Jimmy Dean Mix by Pneumatic Detach)
  3. I’m the Biggest Fucking Thing in the Whole Fucking World (Biggest Fucking Invertebrate in the World Mix by Worms of the Earth)
  4. It-Clings Doesn’t Give a Fuck (Oral Self Dissection Mix by Lucidstatic)
  5. An It-Clings Love Song (Descending into the Despair that was Always There Mix by Promonium Jesters)
  6. Six and a Half Minutes of It-Clings Talking About His Fucking Cock (Iszoloscope Censored Watered Down Radio Mix)
  7. The New Era of Big Penis Begins (Dead Man’s Hill’s Apocalyptic Visionaire Mix)
  8. Santorum (No Lube Mix by Pneumatic Detach)
  9. An It-Clings Love Song (Receiver’s Underlying Creepiness Mix)

 
Disc 2

  1. It-Clings Doesn’t Give a Fuck (Autovoice vs. the It-Clings Metaverse Mix)
  2. The New Era of Big Penis Begins (Ask Your Pharmacist About Katastroslavia Mix)
  3. Six and a Half Minutes of It-Clings Talking About His Fucking Cock (Jonbob Sexy Sex Mix)
  4. An It-Clings Love Song (The Funky Cunt Mix by Fractured)
  5. Santorum (The Hottest Thing You’ve Heard in a Long Time Mix by Razor Edge)
  6. I’m the Biggest Fucking Thing in the Whole Fucking World (Surrogated Transcendental Dread Mix by Thermidor)
  7. The New Era of Big Penis Begins (The Green Spots You Get All Over Your Dick by Having It Hit by a Toilet Seat on a Bus Ride to Providence Mix by Pneumatic Detach)
  8. It-Clings Doesn’t Give a Fuck (DYM’s (Flocks Of) Wizard Mix)
  9. I’m the Biggest Fucking Thing in the Whole Fucking World (Psychogenic Ambient Mix by Thermidor)

 
It-Clings Website http://www.it-clings.com
It-Clings Facebook http://www.facebook.com/itclings
Bugs Crawling Out of People Website http://www.bugscrawlingoutofpeople.com
Bugs Crawling Out of People Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bugscrawlingoutofpeople
Bugs Crawling Out of People Twitter http://twitter.com/bugscrawling
Bugs Crawling Out of People Bandcamp http://bugscrawlingoutofpeople.bandcamp.com
 
Purchase at:
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2012-10-26
 
Ilker Yücel (Ilker81x)

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