Gurrick is heavily involved in school politics and the
local community, in particular with regards to drugs
and immigration. He is into the Italian band Tampax;
their album Let It Shit is being played a lot.
The children like Norwegian punk, Kjøtt and Betong
Hysteria. And Kraftwerk, of course; all children do.
Edition of 200 copies
Mastered by Jacques Beloeil
Welcome return from erstwhile Oslo punk David Gurrik,
a.k.a. Human Inferno, with a killer slab of advanced
caveman electronics for Entr’acte. Gurrik was last
spotted as Human Inferno on his outré label, Sonmoi,
in a class split with Lasse Marhaug, and Medication
marks his most substantial output in many years.
Away from his involvement in “school politics” and the
“local community”, it’s probably fair to say that music
is a controlled vent for his life less normal, whether
singing deadpan about visiting the psychiatrist with
his wife over blunted pulses, growls and tempered
white noise in Medication #1, or clashing cryptic lyrics
with throbbing noise techno fundamentals worthy of
the weirdest ‘floors in Medication #3. But it’s clear that
middle age and kids haven’t blunted his punkish roots,
they may be a bit more obfuscated and wizened,
but there’s still a brutish intent to these tracks, albeit
patiently refined with an amorphous, viscous effect
at best in the B-side-spanning It’s About Time to Go,
which comes across like he's making the best of a
monotonous, stygian trudge to the shops for muesli
and juice for the weans. It’s nowt flash, but it is blackly
humorous and delivered with a stoic conviction that is,
in its own way, life-affirming.