Split EP featuring MAMUTHONES / EVIL BLIZZARD
Released January 19th 2015 via Rocket Recordings
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Challenging bands, listener and label alike in an intimidating and invigorating assault on the senses, Evil Blizzard and Mamuthones join forces for Collisions Vol. 4, Rocket Recordings’ (home of GOAT) fourth instalment of their split EP series.
The mysterious and ghoulish-masked nightmare voyagers Evil Blizzard have been raising eyebrows in the live arena for the last two years with their queasy, grand guignol-tinged style of intense, dementia inducing rock. Existing on a psychic wavelength informed by the howling dread of Metal Box-era PiL, the sonic overload of Hawkwind, and a taste for a very British type of disquieting absurdity, their contribution to this disc comprises two versions of the previously unreleased powerhouse that remains at the centre of their live set, ‘Sacrifice’. Along with the sinister riff-monolith itself, an additional remix by fellow Rocket artists Teeth Of The Sea beams the track through a prism of electronic horror score tension, adding chanted vocal mantras and demented ululations to suitably unsettling and portentous effect.
Mamuthones, noted for their position in the burgeoning Italian occult psychedelic movement, possess a similar psychological makeup to their masked contemporaries, building their sound on circular, repetitive motifs. Formed by ex-Jennifer Gentle man Alessio Gastaldello, Mamuthones are possessed of an upbeat and effervescent sound equally damaged by the dark alchemy of early Can, the sci-fi swagger of Chrome and the magpie spirit of Eno and Byrne’s My Life In The Bush With Ghosts.
The Rocket Recordings Collisions series has thus far seen luminaries like The Heads, White Hills, Oneida, Mugstar, Shit & Shine and Gnod locking horns against each other on psychic voyages to bold dimensions anew. The latest instalment again deals with a pair of hand-picked, boundary-breaking iconoclasts, pushing the Collisions series further out into the realm of the unexpected, as this Anglo-Italian pair of perversely kindred spirits combine to wreak havoc.
Collisions Vol. 4 is due for release January 19th 2015 via Rocket Recordings.