LP £14.99 Uma 044
Ltd. 140g 3 way split LP w/silver silkscreen print on black cardboard sleeves on Urashima LTD to 100 copies!.
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- Bleak by Blue Sabbath Black Cheer/Josh Lay/Wilt
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The main track on one side of this album is an absolutely stunning monolithic sculpture of judgement day-style noise. I'm assuming it's by Blue Sabbath Black Cheer. Sorry if it’s not but, like, what are you gonna do, fly over the Atlantic to kill me for getting your name wrong? Yeah, like I’m scared, just because you’ve laid this foreboding avalanche of devastating sonic terror onto tape then had it pressed super-loud onto virgin vinyl doesn’t mean you’re, like, harder than me or anything or that I’m um...scared. Even when the hellish guttural screams shoot from the speakers laced with vitriol, acid and the stomach lining of some horrific interdimensional creature. No, not shitting you, this is the most visceral piece of noise design I’ve heard this year, absolutely monumental and quite insane, more densely layered/pulverising/cleansing than the usual harsh-frequencies adorned slice of endurance test torment. If I collected noise records this would be on my top ten for 2012 it is that awesome.
The two pieces on t’other side I’ve just discovered are by the remaining acts so that’s my pugilistic trans-Atlantic fantasies dashed into the sand then. Josh Lay does this eerie thing with spectral alien frequencies, static fizz, tortured moans/dungeon screech and cement mixer grumble. It sounds ace if not a little unsettling. Wilt (who are, sadly, not the crap old Irish indie rock band once lumbered with the even shitter name Kerbdog) unleash a sinister creeping rumble-fest that is embellished with some of the most tantalising smoky tendrils of breath-like evil you’ll hear on vinyl. This one takes a while to develop into the scare-fest it promises to be but why not take the slow-train to Hell? You gotta turn these babies up real loud to get the full impact of the force. And believe me, along with this (the other option from the two fine Urashima releases this week) ‘Bleak’ is amongst some of the most exciting stuff being made on the blackest of the world’s undergrounds currently.
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