When he reviewed a Throbbing Gristle gig in 1979, Melody Maker's Chris Bohn described the "in joke" that was the group's nihilistic stage presence. "They can smile smugly if you stay, snigger derisively if you leave. Either way it's a hollow, depressing victory," he wrote. Otto Von Schirach, whose music sounds like the abortion resulting from an affair between TG and Aphex Twin, has the same effect. By eschewing melody for his own intimidating design of hyper-sliced rhythms and breakneck breaks, the Miami-based laptopper is out to test his... More >>>