Monday, February 17, 2014

BSBC/MD Split LP+Mag Review on Avantaardvark

Sending love to Drew at avantaardvark, thanks for posting a review of my split LP with BSBC

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Photo by Drew Wehrle
"Blue Sabbath Black Cheer is a Seattle-based electronic drone outfit. 'DEATH' is an elegant ride atop waves of soothing white, pink and brown noise that build over nineteen minutes. The sound becomes fuller, blunter through the middle, and there's some turbulence as it comes in for a landing, but it's ultimately a soft one. The whole piece conjures up images of struggle. 
The Masturbatory Dysfunction side is chopped up into four suites of not dissimilar textures that have a little more blunted, buzzing electric vibe. At one of my favorite points, low frequency drones practically evaporate before re-congealing into bursts of electro-hiss that cuts out hypnotically. The end is also worth waiting for.

This split wouldn't be a bad detour for fans of Tim Hecker. If there's one thing that it's not, it's violent. This is a mellow trip that treads that line between beauty and pain."

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