Songs About Huffing

Cassette Tape
Published by: Teenage Whore Tapes

Thanks to:
Phil Leonard & George, Todd Burris (Kaontrol Kontraos), Daniel Dugger, Josh & Teenage Whore Tapes, Leah, E. Nuaman
Special thanks to: CH3OH, Toluene & 1,1,1 - Trichloroethane

Cover Art by Stacie Williams
Edition of 100

  • 1 - Deepest Darkest Fears - 3:51
  • 2 - Safest Way To Get High - 5:34
  • 3 - PCP Poetry - 3:43
  • 4 - Methanol - 3:57
  • 5 - Mercury - 9:45
Songs About Huffing

Songs about Huffing absofuckinglutely stupendous! Terrifying, beautiful, horrible, superb! A complete masterpiece- The music is fantastic too-The whole tape is a perfect rendering of post Artaud Grand Guignol Theater of Cruel Poetry and Merzbow-esque meta-madness filtered through the patient is the doctor is the patient is made nuts by knowing too much. FUCK! Track 4 is one of the most frightening pieces ever committed to polycarbonate plastic and following it with the tone of voice on track 5 and the incredible text of spectacularly twisted linguistic leapfrogging is pure genius- SERIOUSLY FUCKING GENIUS Know it-
Lydia Lunch


Teenage Whore Tapes? Brain Sander? Prayer tape recordings? Humming synths? This is 80s, very 80s. If I hadn’t seen the tape, or in fact be holding it in my hand, I could have sworn the release by Mr. Brain Sander was a tape release by Hidious In Strength, Psy Falanx, Jonathan Briley, Noizecloth or any some such early 80s USA industrial music act. Humming, slightly rhythmic songs with a great importance on spoken word vocals. A prayer like tape, or rap-like in ’PCP Poetry’. ’Methanol’ on the b-side is rather Ramleh inspired. Actually I must say I quite enjoyed this release, since it sounds very retro, but also sounds nicely produced and worked out.
VITAL WEEKLY 614--Frans de Waard


Here we have another nicely presented cassette from Teenage Whore, with a quality printed J-card, clear red tape with stamped label. Despite the colourful and bright cover art, this tape has a real power electronics aesthetic to it, as well as many other different diverse and totally enjoyable aspects. Most of this tape is carefully composed noise and drone, with spoken word poetry. It begins with a clean low/mid-end chunk of noise, as the vocals come in. Not shouting, yet loudly speaking, holding it's structure without losing control. Deepest Darkest Fears is the first offering on this tape, and seems to be a real paranoid display of thoughts. The noise stops and the vocals turn to whispers. The vocals are excellent and reminds me of artists such as Prurient, it's a monolog consisting of a constant list of fears and pessimism that has my attention instantly. Some of it feels rediculous, but it's true that a lot of people do feel rejected and frightened by daily things due to overblown hype and paranoia...
The next track on side A is Safest Way To Get High. More dronier than the first track and the vocals are much more calmer, the drones build up and change over this track as the spoken word continues. The song is generally another collection of paranoid tales, this time from a different perspective, comparisons between drug use, persuasion and dangers. PCP Poetry is different yet again, with a melange of minimal percussion and strings as slang names of drugs are spoken that gets progressively intense and more stories of childhood insanity. This track really does feel like it's heavily inspired by hip-hop, the way the vocals flow and rhyme, perhaps this would be better suited to a beat than a collection of random drums and cymbols, but the combination is certainly interesting to say the least.
Side B has two tracks, the first being Methanol. Notice a recurring theme here? Anyway, Methanol gets straight down to business with a blast of harsh noise, before more spoken monolog. Despite being well-produced, I really felt the "quit starin' at me I ain't retarded" lyric was a little immature, but this project seems like it boasts a lot of sattire. Some insane vocals are spewed over the loops of heavy noise. The last track, Mercury. Is probably the most focused and intelligent one here. Spanning over 9 minutes, it's a comparison between planets and the human mind. Quite an odd simile to talk about, but highly interesting. The drones and distortion evolve over time with a very slow plodding percussion. As the track develops, Mr. Brian Sander discusses and checklists guilt, failure, and shame. To be honest, this is an interesting and diverse release of noise and poetry, or as the label has put it: "standup tradegy". Heavy drug-use, childish antics turning into disaster, paranoia... one of the most diverse releases I've heard in awhile.