Cottaging – “Mise En Abyme” – [Abscess]

Naysayer   4/21/2014   7-inch, A Library

Hailing from Florida and Boston, Cottaging (which is the English term for sex between men in public restrooms) is described as hardcore and noise. I hear it differently, more Christian Death and England’s Bat Cave era Specimen. On these two songs, instrumentation is steeped in the style of all of that goth noise from the 80’s. Vocals are more of a chant style, the same single note often sung throughout the song. Instrumentation is similar. Lead guitar often goes into a single string picked repeatedly while the same bass note gets louder and louder building up the tension. Lyrics filled with ennui, malaise and darkness. Only wear black when playing and smoke a Djarum.


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