Album Review

Slither – “Invertebrate” – [Qbico]

Thurston Hunger   12/12/2014   12-inch, A Library

Electro-demonic-acoustic improv? Two guys with
“horns and electronics” and I could swear there’s
some sort of huge beast bound by chains in the mix
too, but not credited. Or maybe that’s just the
sound of Michigan? Fairly dark sounds, the bed
of earthdrone bass and other murky mechanical sounds
makes for a nice happy haunted house vibe, and offers
cobwebby corners for horns that mostly buzz like
trapped insects and at times cry like seagulls.
Possibly gateway drug for noiseheads to crawl
through filth and secret alleys into jazz juke
joints? They don’t just totally blow out an
earhole with the sounds they manufacture/modify.
This single-sided record allegedly made by two humans :
Heath Moerland [runs Fag Tapes, check bandcamp for stuff
we need to track down, WOW Heath is the strings in
in Tyvek…great straight ahead punk your spleen out]
and Chris Pottinger [runs Tasty Soil, for projects
he’s in, like Odd Clouds for which KFJC has a couple
releases] together they meet on an excellent label
I’d kinda lost track of Qbico (flying pretty low
profile on the packaging, thanks discogs for the
clue. Looks like this was a 2008 release). Single
sided vinyl, decrepit in da crypt solid sounds!
Cool stuff, and it sent me on a Tyvek binge!

-Thurston Hunger

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