Mazut: #1 CDr (BDTA, 2015)May 10, 2016 at 8:31 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
This Polish duo recorded their hour-long debut in one take after two years of conceptualizing the band without actually creating anything. The music often consists of simple acid techno sequences and grubby beats, with found tapes, radio transmissions, and toy instruments added into the mix. Some of it is prime industrial noise-techno which immediately hits the pleasure centers, while other tracks go on longer and are more subtle, awash in haunted desolateness. Some of the tracks use the same rhythms, so it does feel like a spontaneous jam, but it’s not anything to complain about. “Full Martin Heemeyer” has a low, thumping beat and big, expansive bass tone designed to give you the heebie-jeebies. Fans of Frak should be all over this one. It’s probably sold out physically, but it’s up on Bandcamp.