Posts Tagged ‘Thrill Jockey’
Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: Are you a fellow with a lot of hair on your head and / or face? Do the following things make your heavy heart lift with joy: mosh-pits, fast drums, devil horns, Jägermeister, Metalocalypse, fuzzy bunnies, rainbows?
If the answer is a cookie-monster-growled “Y[örrrrrrrrr]ES” then you’re gonna love what I’ve got in store for you today, my dear dear riffmuncher. Thrill Jockey‘s latest release is the début album from Chicago blast-inferno thrash monsters Oozing Wound, and if you think I’ve been joking about anything up to this point, you’re so so wrong.
‘Everyone I Hate Should Be Killed’ pretty much says it all as an opener. It’s fast, furious, but luckily Vin Diesel is nowhere to be seen. In fact, to describe one song on this record as fast or furious makes no sense, because the whole album runs at the same speed – well over the limit. ‘New York Bands’ is equally chaotic but is blessed with a good three minute breakdown of fuzz and thunder (Dear Oozing Wound, please call your next album of Fuzz and Thunder).
It’s actually these fuzzy slow-moments that really make the album special… sure the band is really about blasting it, balls to the wall, but the Melvins-styley sludge interludes make these thrashouts all the more effective.
If there’s one thing Oozing Wound really do deserve credit for on this record, it’s their ingenuity for song titles. To list but a few, there’s the incredible ‘Welcome to the Spacehip, Motherfucker’ with it’s Slayer inspired riffs and energy, ‘Autopsy Turvy’ (need I say more, really?) and the albums awesome closer ‘Spirit Manimal’. It’s likely that, rather than taking the boring approach of extracting lyrics for a title, the guys sit around drinking beers and coming up with genius names for songs before even writing the songs themselves, and if that is the case it’s definitely productive.
Continue reading: Oozing Wound – Retrash | Echoes And Dust
Posted on Sunday, August 25th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Soundblab: White Hills have been on a seemingly never-ending roll for the last few years, releasing album-after-album of explosive modern psychedelia. 2011s HP-1 was a sprawling, monolithic masterpiece, while last year’s Frying on This Rock was a technicolour blast of motorik beats and driving psych-rock. So You […]
Posted on Monday, August 19th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The 405 Reviews: Raised in the warm heart of Africa, Bristolian Simon Price – famous for being the guitarist of psych titans, The Heads – is set to release his second full-length effort under his kandodo sobriquet (named after an 80s Malawian supermarket). He regards his instrumental sounds […]
Posted on Sunday, August 18th, 2013
Here’s July 28th taken from k2o, the second Kandodo album, which will be out on 19 August via Thrill Jockey. Named after a Malawian supermarket from the 1980′s, a rival to the mighty ptc but more of the people, Kandodo is Simon Price of The Heads.
Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Who will lay claim to You’ve Always Meant So Much to Me, the second proper album from Chicago sound art project Wrekmeister Harmonies? During its sole, 38-minute track, the dozen-member ensemble led by J.R. Robinson builds from asymptotic silence into space-age electroacoustic drone, and from browbeating […]
Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Barn Owl, have, over the process of a few albums, mutated from an organically spiritual drone machine, beloved of more contemplative weedians, into something which could be called ‘dark ambient’ although that label might be fraught with associations of formless, pointless background music. For […]
Posted on Monday, January 21st, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Dusted Magazine: Dave Heumann’s Arbouretum is arguably the best of the millennial classic rock bands, a guitar-fuzzed powerhouse that follows Neil Young’s trampled trail, bending folk and country into surreal shapes through the sheer force of volume and distortion. Coming Out of the Fog is Arbouretum’s fifth […]
Posted on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Praise for Eternal Tapestry‘s A World Out Of Time from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: We may have mentioned it before, but it seems like Thrill Jockey is quickly establishing itself as an indie powerhouse. Not that they weren’t already, but recently, they’ve been taking on band after amazing band, loads of […]
Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from BBC Music: As slow-motion psych maestros Barn Owl, San Franciscans Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras craft sounds akin to a Martian spaghetti western, noxious vapours snaking alien-like around desolate desert twangs. Vibes are generally ominous, recalling the doom-laden Americana of the increasingly Ennio Morricone-obsessed Earth, or even […]
Posted on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Praise for Eternal Tapestry‘s Dawn In 2 Dimensions from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Latest (vinyl-only) blast of psychedelic heaviness from these Portland space rockers, and much like the last record, the awesome Beyond The Fourth Door, Dawn In 2 Dimensions finds the band stretching way out, unfurling hazy, druggy, psych-drone epics, […]