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MP3 TV Clinic - b_last issue

Brooding guitars, abstract lyrics, and surreal synths combine to yield songs that voice frustration and loathing in this contemplative album that confronts the human aspect of life...

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b_last issue, the apocalyptic third album from NY based TV Clinic, fuses the introspective mood of their first album, Sleep Devastation with the cold, turbulent electro-soundscape of *NCRYPT*D. b-last issue is a comtemplative album, that confronts the human aspect of life. This record invokes a feeling of hopelessness for mankind as well as for our planet; not coldly, but with a sincere sense of regret channeled thru the brooding guitars, abstract lyrics, and surreal synths. Picture Sonic Youth and Wilco meet Interpol and Kraftwerk, then add a twist of Brian Eno.

There is a misanthropic theme looming through the album, with songs that voice frustration and loathing. The lyrics allude to an overwhelming feeling of powerlessness in one''s ability to make an impact in these desperate times. It is a search for reality, truth or purpose in a world of illusion. The music follows this theme, incorporating electronic elements underneath schizophrenic guitars, sometimes littered with distortion, sometimes ambient and drolling.

TV Clinic is one half of former edgy indie rock outfit Genepool. Founded on the eve of the last day of the 20th century, Mark Greenberg, singer/guitarist and Lori Adams, bassist, decided to dust off and re-record previous ideas they had written in between tour dates. These recordings led to their debut release, Sleep Devastation, which focused on the prospect of devastation from an abused, dying planet. It received abundant college radio airplay in the United States and generated enthusiastic feedback from the press.

Their second release, *NCRYPT*D is a quasi-concept EP dealing with the pros and cons of living in a technology-saturated future earth. It is a desperate search to both embrace and distinguish oneself from the overwhelming dependency on mechanization.

TV Clinic''s diversity is due to a variety of influences. Lori spent several years playing in the Drag Triplets, who performed with the likes of Miranda Sex Garden, the New Creatures, and God Is My Co-Pilot. Early on in her career, she played guitar in Hari-Kari, produced by Dave Spitz of Black Sabbath and manged by Eric Carr of KISS just prior to his death in 1991. The band performed with Danzig, Suicidal Tendencies, and Testament.

Mark played guitar in New York bands Windsor Hollow and EAP before teaming up with Steve Vasko of Black Sea to form Genepool. A year after Lori joined on bass, she and Mark began heading in new directions, fusing electronic elements and influences with their guitar-based style. When the band split, TV Clinic was born and went full-force ahead with their half analog and half digital, half human and half computerized sound.

It has been said that three is a charm, and on this release TV Clinic unveil an ever-changing palette of sound that has matured and blossomed from their past efforts. If there is music tomorrow, TV Clinic will be there...

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