'PSS4' is a new album of psychedelic noise from suburban freeware electronica geek, occasional MC and Korean flute playing field-recording Tokyo resident Simon Petre aka DJ Topgear. Its due for release on CD spring 2014 on Adaadat.
PSS is short for protect short samples, a reference to a traumatising experience involving a hard drive. PSS1 & PSS2 were released by Animal Fact Records and PSS3 was self-released to friends in the form of an ultra-limited cassette.
Together with Hikaru Tsunematsu (CDR) under the moniker Auaua, Petre has released an album called 'The Album of Auaua' on Grindcore Karaoke.
As Onthema he released a 12" EP called 'Sticks and Bits' on the German imprint Underscan.
Simon Petre was also a member of spaz pop trash electronic rave grime duo Wang Wang Gou alongside Katkuns (Debbie Ding).
"Disgustingly horrible, torrid and grinding - My experience with this music has left me barely capable of describing it - just sort it out. Two albums worth of utterly, shockingly, unfeelingly bleak barrenness produced by the inimitably utter - for it is he - Disc Jockey of the highest speed, putting the pedal to the metal, boiling hot like a kettle. Did you dream it would lead to this, a full hour of ignominy, ladies - I give you - the DJ Topgear."
Richard Harrison (Animal Fact)
"Mr. Simon Petre has concocted a true original, something that is as imaginative as anatomical. Its childlike at times and can also act as a electronic decoder slash scanning system for treated sound diagrams that are only secretly unlocked via infra-red."
T.J Norris (Igloomag)
"DJ TOPGEAR drags UK garage into some sort of sordid swamp..."
Thomas Blatchford (Drowned in Sound)
Tracklisting : (Click on the titles to play the tracks)