Published Aug 11, 2017The costumed five-piece from Western Massachusetts known as Fat Worm of Error flailed about chaotically for pretty much the entire first decade of this century, spewing dada-esque noise rock akin to that of California freakazoids Caroliner (of which Fat Worm members Jess Goddard and Chris Cooper were also members).
Inhabiting an orbit opposite to that of other, more confrontational noise artists of the day, the members of Fat Worm of Error seemed to enjoy creating a gleeful, studio-manipulated cacophony and used traditional rock-based instrumentation, lurching maniacally in Day-Glo costumes during live performances and producing precarious recordings with tunes that were tumbled about in a Boggle grid. Nzznzzzznnznznnn was the group's third full-length recording, and originally arrived in 2004 in CD-R form on drummer Neil "Cloaca" Young's Yeay! Cassettes imprint. Much deserving of the reissue treatment, the album has been lovingly transferred to wax by the Western Massachusetts label (and record store) Feeding Tube Records.
Viewing the original cover art for this monstrous masterpiece enlarged and in high resolution is a gift in itself, let alone the sheer delight of dropping needle onto vinyl to hear should-be classics such as "Court of the Pleasing Fungus Scarab," "Pesky Fly" and "Six Foot Squid." Feeding Tube also recently dropped the latest effort from Young's solo venture Bromp Treb, so it's likely that there's more Western Mass noise on the horizon from this stellar imprint. (Feeding Tube)