Artist: Anti-Cimex

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"Sixten är punkare och spelar i bandet Anti-Cimex"

Making the rounds and definitely worth checking out: "Andra takter", a short documentary on Swedish hardcore/kängpunk legends Anti-Cimex featuring guest appearances by The Subhumans and Peter and the Testtube Babies. Full stream:
No subtitles, but they're not really all that necessary.

MP3: Anti-Cimex - Scandinavian jawbreaker part I

Pitchfork has elected Disfear's new album "Live the storm" to their esteemed recommended list today, an accolade that's well-deserved, though I still consider Victims to be my favorite current Swedish d-beat act. I haven't heard their new record "Killer" yet (out now on Combat Rock Industry), so I figure this is a good opportunity to listen back to a classic track from Anti-Cimex instead. Now, I know that I really should be stretching way back to the 1980s for something off an early 7" such as 1983's "Raped ass", but I tend to prefer the early 90s stuff as it's a bit cleaner and more controlled. One thing I really enjoy about good d-beat is that it shares a stubborn single-mindedness akin to Krautrock in that they both endlessly cycle riffs until they're drilled deep into your head. Really, what else would you expect from a genre named after a drum beat? It thrives on relentless repetition. The recipe can be mixed up a bit, but that's what it boils down to. Dynamics? Overrated in this context. Keep it short and simple and that's all you need.

Anti-Cimex - Scandinavian jawbreaker part I

"24 Hour Drone People" is the somewhat self-explanatory name of an event being put on by Joachim Nordwall and iDEAL Recordings set to transpire February 23-24 at Fylkingen in Stockholm. Twelve internationally regarded experimental artists are booked to participate including Hildur Gudnadottir, Hild Sofie Tafjord (Fe-Mail), Jacob Kirkegaard, BJ Nilsen, CM Von Hausswolff, Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic), Jean-Louis Huhta (Skull Defekts, Anti-Cimex), Henrik Rylander (Skull Defekts, Union Carbide Productions) as well as Joachim himself. Each artist will perform a two-hour set with no break between, spanning a full 24-hour period. Read more: