Monday, December 21, 2015

Drew McDowall - Haecceity Deluge

Drew McDowall - Haecceity Deluge

First off let me just say these tapes are dubbed beautifully with amazing artwork and quality. Tape is the perfect medium for a release that sounds this modular. I liked his LP on Dais but this is more live and thus needs a more analog sound. This is a little more dance oriented than that, both are great. I wish I could have seen Drew live in PVD earlier this month since I feel like this translates live even better than this.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Strega - Mezzanotte

Strega - Mezzanotte

I definitely didn't see this one coming. This sounds like JW's take on a soundtrack to a 80s horror movie. I'm not a film buff by any means but if you told me this was from some film I'd believe you. My only point of reference is John Carpenter but this is a little more evil (Lost Themes is actually fantastic, just a little FYI). This is definitely worth checking out though.

Monday, December 14, 2015

SRM - Brick Violation

SRM - Brick Violation

Nasty and nastier. There's a nice riff in here hidden behind layers of filth. Very repetitive yet raging. I like this new LA based label, Love Material, a lot and look forward to picking up whatever else they do.

Dry Insides - Doorway

Dry Insides - Doorway

The production on this does the project much more justice than the previous release. Great mid tempo release though. Not sure if I would call it blackened punk or almost hardcore, either way I like it.