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UPSET THE RHYTHM (UK)
"This split release is part of a series of records from Upset The Rhythm documenting the fertile and often overlooked experimental/underground scene in the U.K. CHOPS marry up their love of fidgety drum patterns, effect-drenched saxophone and synthesizer showdowns in such a way that every broken sound that swelled forth is caked in euphoria and creeped-out gravity. After amassing multiple PA-systems into their live setup the band embarked on a series of ear-bleeding shows across the country, allowing their improvised chaos to solidify into the unpredictable genre-warping curiosities that they recorded for this debut. Helhesten's Dithyramb is a collision of energies, stretching and distorting the inherited sounds and shapes of records full of yowl and lo-fi discord with the zeal of the gutter-punk, free music underground making ecstatic noises across the globe right now. A dissonant clatter of precariously structured outer-rock pieces is bound fast by revolving guitar and viola drone, piano clonk, and crumbling tape loops. From these uncertain foundations the clarinet and vocal squall attack, build, and finally fall out completely, only for the beat up three-stringed Fender to lurch forward again for the final flare-up. This split LP is an enticing glimpse into the U.K.'s very own experimental underground, showcasing two of the most interesting new British bands out there. Both sides were recorded by John Hannon at No Studios, a man as committed as Upset The Rhythm to helping document this new wave of talent so close to home." On split purple and white vinyl.
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