Sunday, August 25, 2013

Margin For Disintegration

A little more SKULL worship this time around. Actually a lot more, and for the Bastard Noise side of the spectrum. A classic 90's release, back when hardcore was at it's most experimental and 10"s dominated. This is the Man Is The Bastard Noise/The Locust split 10", black vinyl, 33 RPM.

This is one of the more fairly common MITB/BN releases, and I definitely think it's one of the best. Their side is one of my favorite noise recordings ever. Period. It's so fresh and unusual sounding; almost dark ambient at times, then switching to harsh noise, then power electronics, a wall track, abstract spacey sounds, it's all over the place. The diversity of sounds is best shown with the center piece of second long micro tracks in the middle. Good stuff, but the longer tracks really are the best. Great lyrics, sung in a myriad of vocal styles. 100% brutal.

The Locust side is unfortunately not as thrilling. If you didn't know, this was back before they went all weird and keyboardy and interesting and...good. Okay it's not bad per se, but the tracks just aren't very exciting or captivating. Powerviolence with a hint of 90's skramz-core stuff. To my knowledge the Locust members actually despise this recording, hence it's slim probability of a reissue.

I see this go for 10 bucks on Discogs. SO WORTH.

~VII

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