Slow and epic, tension filled builds of Swans with a solid bass and drumline they and Tool would be proud of. The Disarmingly named Terminal Cheesecake do krautrock with balls, big balls. Bigger balls than most. Distortion building to the point of collapse. Dandelion Sauce Of The Ancients is their first album in 22 years.
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So fucking intense they name their colour vinyl shit like ‘orange crush’ instead of a nice quasi-adjective like ‘tangerine’, Terminal Cheesecake make a freaky kinda noise reverent to anything that’s gonna rile their audience -- the opener to ‘Dandelion Sauce of the Ancients’ reminds me at once of the yelpy avenues of Animal Collective, the bass lines of great angular noise rawk bands that really like Steve Albini and the psychedelic witchcraft of, well, the Wytches. Its dissonance is rhythmic so you can coast along with it, imbibing the repeato-hate ad hoc.
With a deep-down dubbed production and a heavy rock approach to riffing, the Cheesecake team run the spectrum’s gamut, seemingly having intaken a lot in-between their six records together. The result is a record that feels dynamic even at its slowest and most repetitive, and silly still: even as the band double down on a heart-stopping stoner pace, you’ll hear their lead singer pontificate into echoes or do Wayne Coyne style yelps for full party effect. The crunchy low end and scroogy percussive march on “Dandelions” are met by the craziest and sharpest sounding guitar solo out there, creating a euphoric noise diametrically opposed to the gloom pervading. “Song For John, Pt 1.” is a bitty drone doing its best to cover up a wahing space rock jammer, and, with this band’s sense of adventure, it’s obvious which one is gonna win.
Good distortion stuff, pals.
7/10 JONATHAN Customer review, 12th April 2017
IT'S MORE THAN WORTH A LISTEN - AS I AM LONG TIME LONG STANDING, STILL STANDING.. LOVER OF THIS NOISE... LAZY BASTARDS IN EARLY DAYS REPLETE WITH VARIOUS SAMPLES AND OVER DUBS R.E. GUITAR NOISE AFFLICTION ETC.. BUT STILL WORTHY BONG MERCHANTS ETC.... SOMETHING'S MISSING HERE... AND MY ORANGE CRUSH COLOURED VINYL IS OLIVE... TRANSPARENT LAWN COLOURED... I WILL GIVE IT ANOTHER BLAST LATER ON... RECORD CAME WITH STYLUS I HAD PREVIOUSLY ORDERED SO NICE PACKAGE AWAITED MY DOOR...
THE SOUNDS ARE NOT AS INTENSE AS PREVIOUS MATERIAL WILL CERTAINLY ATTEST. LOVE THE NOISE ALWAYS HAVE... AND IT WAS TESTAMENT TO OUR LOVE YEARS AGO THAT SAID BAND HAD A TAPE OF THEIR CHICKEN LEG LP PLAYED AT SHIP INN (FALINGE, ROCHDALE)... WHEN PUNKS AND VARIOUS DEAD LEGS ATTENDED POOL ROOM AND BASICALLY CLOSED A WELL WORN AND REAL ALE AFFICIANADO ESTABLISHMENT... THAT'S THE PEURILE BIT.... STILL; ONE ANKERS (SIC) AFTER THE PINEAPPLE AND SHIP INN TO ONE'S HEART'S CONTENT I SUPPOSE... WORTH PURCHASING THE BAND'S BACK CATALOGUE, THOUGH IF YOU HATE THIS.... AND LIKE A TOKE.
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