This makes America's suburban-bred, experimental-noise scene Viki's audience by default -- even if she's just a marginal character. Manipulating hot-wired electronics and antiquated analog doodads (not unlike Wolf Eyes), she drops distortion bombs that would make William Bennett proud. But unlike Bennett and the majority of his post-industrial flock, Viki hasn't divorced herself from black urban music. Raw, funky throwdowns like "This Is What It Sounds Like" and "I Am the Man" exhibit a finely tuned sense of rhythm that taps old-school hip-hop (Schoolly D, MC Shan). So who knows where the enigmatic Viki fits in?
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