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- EP by Moin
9/10 Phil Staff review, 12 September 2013
Moin AKA Raime have a new EP out following their split single with Pete Swanson. I don’t remember hearing that one so this is new music to my ears. I didn’t get the Raime album at all though so I’m not sure what to expect with this one.
‘Murphy’ is the opener and it’s a huge heavy syncopated repetitive slab of drumming which is the driving force of the tune. It’s smothered in discordant guitars and feedback and some occasional random vocals. It reminds me of something from the Skin Graft label from years ago. Totally not what I was expecting!
‘Stacie’ kicks off with some nice loud echoey drums, a rumbling bass line and more abrasive guitars. It’s all reminding me a little of early This Heat as well. There’s lots of space in the music for the songs to breathe so despite there being lots going on nothing sounds cluttered.
I’m just flipping over to the last track ‘Clancy’. Man this is huge! Awesome harsh guitars over a crazy ass drum beat, there’s some bloke shouting stuff and a throbby bass. This is by far the best thing I’ve heard on the label. There’s shades of Sonic Youth, Ut, all sorts! It’s pant wettingly good!
9/10 Luke Customer review, 29th December 2014
This EP is, quite simply, the tits. An overlooked gem from the ever impressive Blackest Ever Black, this Raime side project comes close to trumping that Quarter Turns Over A Living Line, with vociferous clangs, bangs, wallops, and then some. Phil's not wrong on the This Heat front but you can also find the same sort of energy found in the grooves of the recent three Swans records.
All in all, it's 13 minutes of jam fun. And, hey, how about that artwork?!
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