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"The End of this Planet” is a split between Socialist Jonny Giblet and Moloch. Socialist Jonny Giblet from the United States contributes the first six tracks on this split, and Ukraine’s Moloch is the artist behind the last four. Neither Socialist Jonny Giblet, Moloch, nor Reality Impaired Records have provided any real information: there are no websites, images, liner notes, bios, or any other type of information provided on the pamphlet I was provided. The only available information is some email addresses. I guess what is important, however, is the music. In this regard, “The End of this Planet” is a solid release of experimental music.
Despite the cover art/title for the CD which names Moloch first, Socialst Jonny Goblet is actually the first artist on this split CD. Socialst Jonny Goblet falls under the categories of experimental, improvisational, or noise. Socialst Jonny Goblet’s tracks is a blend of low-key electronics with some sporadic guitar and bass guitar added to the mix. There is no real tune to speak of, and the song has a spaced out feel similar to the kind of jazzy experimental music one might find in a David Lynch movie. This songs’ more relaxed approach is a direct contrast to what Socialst Jonny Goblet does over the next five songs. Its loud experimental electronics noises that consist of reversed and distorted symbols, low rumbles, and explosions.
Moloch’s four tracks are similar to Socialist Jonny Goblet because of their experimental and undefined nature, but the two artists produce completely different music. Each song of Moloch has so many little nuances that make specific sections so unique from one another that it is difficult to provide an accurate description of the sound of this artist. The songs have low-fi guitar structure that seems to be following a pattern all its own. Loud crackles and pops go off throughout the song, accompanying the guitar. Periodically, highly distorted vocals/screams resonate over top of the music and range from growls to sounds reminiscent of the sonar of whales. Moloch tracks are taken from the demo “Uralte Stille” and modified with the noises and screams of G.R. from Xa-Mul project (U.K.).
“The End of this Planet” is weird, experimental, noisy, and not catchy. Either you like this kind of sporadic noise or you do not. When done well and made interesting I do, and I found this to be a solid album. I would say that Socialist Jonny Goblet’s songs are more memorable and listenable than Moloch’s material, but Moloch still makes a decent showing on this CD. If experimental music is your thing it would not hurt to check “The End of this Planet” out if you are able to track it down.