Venta Protesix – I’m the Most Intimate Fantasy of Your Sister (3″ CD-R, Ikebukuro Dada)

Drone, Glitch, harsh noise, Noise, Review

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From loops to anime and hentai samples, pitch shifts to longer drones, Venta Protesix is all over the place on I’m the Most Intimate Fantasy of Your Sister. It matches his personality well – I’ve read interviews with him where he expresses dislike of being labeled a musician in any sense, and it really seems like he randomly cobbles together sounds without much thought to what goes where and how it might sound to a listener who isn’t aware of his noise formula.

Whether you subscribe to that idea or not, Venta Protesix doesn’t care – that’s what you’re going to be hearing. There are two short tracks on this 8 minute mini CD-R; the first title track is a hodgepodge of clipping loops, pitched oscillations, and Japanese anime voice-overs. Some of it works, and some of it doesn’t – that’s the trouble with cut-up because you never know what you’ll get, and obviously some of these loops don’t grab the attention as much as others. In longer form, it might have been more successful.

The second track is more of a harsh drone than cut-ups. “A Hikikomori’s Immoral Tendencies” features an feedbacked source drone with some variety of whirring, high-pitched sounds overtop of it. It’s a more focused track than the first, but overall it’s not an immensely rewarding offering.

Still, Venta Protesix has the ability to draw from a wide variety of sound sources. And from a guy who says he can perform live with just a couple of hentai loops, I’m the Most Intimate Fantasy of Your Sister is thankfully a little more nuanced and crafted.