Jeremy Bible Vs. Mousecop: "Elegy Fr Baxter Stockman (Compassion For The Insects)"

Jeremy Bible Vs. Mousecop:

Baxter Stockman, the mad scientist/fly-man character from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is a pathetic figure, the subject of much abuse at the hands of both the Turtles and Shredder. As such, “Elegy Fr Baxter Stockman (Compassion For The Insects),” the A-side of a collaborative tape by Experimedia head Jeremy Bible and Akron-based duo Mousecop (Curt Brown and Joshua Novak of Rubber City Noise), is a nice reminder that, while there’s no excuse for Stockman’s evil-doing, empathy is as much an option as the interdimensional banishment that ended most Stockman-centric episodes. The elegy itself, which lurches between melancholic dirge, uncanny sound collage, and squealing noise, is a fittingly delirious memoriam for a sad cartoon character and just more evidence that the Midwest is fertile ground for some of the most free contemporary music around.

Jeremy Bible Vs. Mousecop is out now on Hausu Mountain.

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