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White Pee – “Trumpets Bring On Gallows” – [Self Released]

surferrosa   1/23/2013   A Library, CD

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Blistering Psych featuring local jammers and noisemakers including Josh Pollock (DJ Female Convict Scorpion, 3 leafs) and Larry Boothroyd (Victim’s Family) among others. These pieces are not so much compositions as they are massive jams. Busy and cacophonous, things get noisy but the driving rhythm is ever consistent and the beat doesn’t drop. This certainly has a kraut-rock sort of feel to it, especially with the squiggly synth sounds which never take the front seat, keeping things cosmic but not so cheesy.. which is good. Thick drones swirl in and out of the murk along with buzzing static, sprinkles of vocal nonsense and the occasional bleat or squawk of a sax or horn. Tracks # 1 and 2 air on the darker, heavier more doomy side while 3 & 4 maintain an electro-acoustic, slightly more upbeat but still pretty tense, ominous sound. #2 starts and ends with a neat vocal monologue which is pretty self ??explanatory if you read the track title. These pieces don’t really go anywhere, but that’s ok, because getting somewhere is not the point. This is more like a superimposition or mish mash of psychedelia, noise and sound collage. Hypnotic and blissfully directionless. -Surfer Rosa

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