Voltiguers / Dark Bargain [coll] – [Turgid Animal]
A Turgid Animals label split 7 inch continuing to put out what they do best.
Voltiguers is a side project of Skullflower’s Matthew Bower and Samantha Davis. It’s hard for the uninitiated to tell the difference between the main project and the side project but that doesn’t matter. It’s rhythmic psychedelic noise with guitars keeping a sort of repeated beat while hard to decipher sounds fill up the space. Just when you think you figured it out, it changes somewhat. Oddly minimal and soothing, but powerful.
Dark Bargain, from Newcastle, put out their first release, but the three members are all from other projects so this is expertly done. Heavy sounds. Rough distortion, feedback, thundering rhythms and all going on for seven minutes plus, which really doesn’t feel that long considering. Good stuff.
Play both at 33 but sounds good at 45.