The following review of Happy Ordeal appeared in issue #4 of 'Reign of Toads' magazine.
Analog noiseforms in the service of a very dark perspective. Where Negativland is political and precise, Condemek is diffuse and and open to interpretation. This disk is a no-frills modulation of many amplitudes, raw and, yeah, industrial. The music of alienation and gallows humor. Guitar, electronics, tapes. No good times for you anymore, my friend. For the full effect, you require the video portion of todays broadcast. See Videordeal review next door. - Kyle Silfer