I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling
UK/EU Reisssue of the Demo tape from Perfect Pussy.
Recorded live at MoreSound. Syracuse, NY
Originally from Birmingham, now based in Reykjavik, MASS are drummer Jonathan Baker and Guitarist Clyde Bradford. This debut EP establishes a unique, dark and noisy take on hardcore, with almost indecipherable vocals, powerful crash cymbals, intricate rhythmic riffs and bassy digital processing. The influence of Noise and Black Metal is apparent in their intelligent approach to abrasive volume. The band’s self-described aims are to 'explore the inner extremes of music, aggression and anxiety.' For each of the four loud, aggressive songs, there is an equal measure of space left for noise, drones, loops, ambience and feedback.
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Elk Blood's debut album is indebted to experimental groups like Wire, This Heat, PiL, Throbbing Gristle, Swans and Xiu Xiu. Incorporating screamed vocals, analogue synths, sound collage, drum machines and vocal processing with the guitars and drums of hardcore punk and emo. With lyrical themes exploring death, loss, sexuality and Catholicism, the Manchester-based band attempt to come terms with the suicide of a friend. The album was recorded in the house where the band lived and their friend died.
Artist: Elk Blood
- 1 in 10 04:50
- Switchblade 03:20
- Hey Hijra 05:05
- Evelyn 04:15
- Heavy Mecca 08:00
- There's Never A Right Time 05:55
- Hospital Bed 03:50
- FRD 05:49
- Sweet As All Hell 07:00
- Quit While You're Ahead 03:10
THE WHOOPASS GIRLS
The Whoopass Girls are a 4 piece emo band from Missoula, USA. The second of their releases on IHMR, this 5 track cassette features screamed vocals on top of distorted punk riffs. More lo-fi than a lot of contemporary emo bands, but most importantly 100% catchy punk rock. This EP even features an acoustic closer.