- Alternative rock
- Indie rock
- Art rock
Monday, September 29, 2014
/Psychedelia, Fuzz pop, No Wave, Alternative rock, Avant-rock, Experimental rock, Rhythmic noise, Black metal/
Comment: this album includes 2 issues by two different musical groups, the first of them providing exulting psych-pop and fine fuzz pop numbers. Indeed, it is a way of how one proper rock band should sound being influenced by sweet and tears of black blues guys. Although Kent State`s aesthetics is otherworldly beautiful it seem rather be influenced by gloomy locations worldwide, for instance, Death Valley, which locates quite close to their home city Los Angeles (though I can remember for the band`s frontman Nicholas Vance is/was closely bound to Baltimore either). At The Heart Of The World reveals something fairly gorgonizing because of changing those aforementioned spherical guitar harmonies for truly silly, angular noise structures full of violent screaming and abrasive feeling of angst. To perceive contrast by outpacing the borderline between those groups is inevitable. More profoundly, it is a tight mix of rhythmical noises, No Wave aesthetics and extreme metal facets. By kindred souls it can be compared with Black Dice, for instance. This split release is highly recommended!
/Avant-garde, Electro-acoustic, Crossover, Acousmatics, Post-rock, Experimental electronica, Glitchtronica, Folktronica, Organic electronica/
/Lo-fi, Freak folk, New Weird Argentina, Cover, DIY, Primitronica, Toytronica, Weird folk, Trip-hop, Free folk/
Comment: as the title expressively suggests this 8-track issue is about freakiness and folk music, however, these nouns and adjectives are closely related to each other. Additionally, the Argentinian-based duo`s music used to incorporate yet many stylistic elements to create the crunchy outcome. Andy and Leopo used to exploit a wide array of more or less conventional instruments and concepts which extend from the utilisation of accordions, ukuleles, basses, Casio Tonebank-series synths to toys, beat-boxing, abraded electronica and few 8-bit music/video game snippets, and concrete music samples. Very likeable is Leopo`s singing filled with gentle flickers and vulnerable flutters. Beneath layers produced with the aforementioned instruments do throb skiddy trip-hop paces. Unchained Melody is a cover of Presley`s most famous song. By kindred souls the duo`s music can be compared with the sonic aesthetics of the sisters Cassady. The result is childish yet spiritedly conveyed.