Best Experimental-Noise Record-Store Section (2008)

Mondo Kim's

The wealth of Japanese imports at MONDO KIM'S reminds us that, world-dominant though its consumer culture may be, America does not have a monopoly on artistic expression. (Europe even beat us to reality television!) But breaking down borders is an artistic pursuit as well as a economic-political one, even if the former is a figuration of the latter. Homegrown cacophony, also available here, serves the same function: to annoy your roommates!


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