mediumPENIS: Days of Grace tape (5cm Recordings, 2016)August 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
Sounds really promising, doesn’t it? This one seems to have disappointment and inadequacy written all over it, from the artist name to the slowed down, bummed out beats and busted out home-recorded sounds cobbled together. The beats constantly sound like they would be pretty heavy and forceful if they didn’t seem to be played off an old tape recorder which should’ve gotten a fresh change of batteries a long time ago. “Thizz Could Be Your Lucky Year (Haunted Gauntlet Mix)” is noisier and has faster, glitchy beats which almost approach drum’n’bass, but under the beats there’s a seemingly unrelated layer of clanging and crashing. The entire B-side seems like a field recording of a day spent at home chopping up sounds on the computer and playing several tapes at slow speeds, while the news and porn are playing in the background. This one’s all about that bored, bizarre Midwestern life. If that makes any sense to you, it might be worth checking this out on Bandcamp.