Saturday, October 24, 2009


nmperign was one of those bands that really made me question the whole concept of genre. I was really into the idea that everything was somewhat rigid and fell into only camps like EAI, Noise, Drone, Improv or what have you. It's not that their sound was radically different on each record it was that astheically it could been a Erstwhile or a American Tapes release. So much of what i didn't [and still don't] like about EAI is the fact that a lot of the music sounds so clean, but nmperign sounded raw in a way that the rest didn't.

Much of what I'm talking about is even more prevalent in Greg Kelley's solo and collaborative work outside of nmperign.

One of the best bands. If you're into this sort of this and you haven't heard 'em then this post is SOOO for you. Start with We Devote Every Effort, which is just one of the most brilliant records I've ever heard.

This Is Nmperign's Second CD
In Which The Silent Partner-Director Can No Longer Make His Point To The Industrial Dreamer
Nmperign + Dörner, Beins
Salt Peanuts
We Devote Every Effort To Offer You The Best That You Deserve To Have For Your Enjoyment


  1. I do not know if these links work, i'll try them later.

  2. they seem to all be dead. bummer. saw this band live and thought that my mind was going to catch on fire.