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I'm way into a lot of the sounds that these guys create but as far as I'm aware this is actually their first collaboration. From the moment the needle hits the weapons-grade heavy vinyl we are treated to strange scraping cyclic sounds like a load of twigs have been bundled and stuffed into a washing machine and then proceed to snap and crunch as the machine rotates and then the metal drum resonates with deep metallic clanging sounds. As things really get going a sort of chaotic and primal beauty emerges as rhythms transform and the sounds mutate. Menche's contribution consists of recordings of resonances found in snow and rocks while Courtis' guitar is almost decipherable among the whacking of Pizza tins and lord knows what else. Towards the end of first side 'El Relincho' things become very intense, like a massive adrenalin rush of swooping distortion across the dense rhythmic noise. 'Runa-Uturunco' on the flip-side is ultra-eerie with rippling fluid sounds and glassy crackles (like broken glass being transported by a river) that hover over menacing, thunderous, doomy and distorted drones which gradually become thicker and foggier. Outstanding stuff which needless to say comes highly recommended.
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