Moth Cock: If Beggars Were Horses Wishes Would Ride tape (Hausu Mountain, 2019)

December 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Moth Cock: If Beggars Were Horses Wishes Would Ride tape

Introduced by the robotic voice of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman declaring the duo to be “so fried you’d swear they just scraped them off the side of the oil tub at Sheetz”, the latest tape from Moth Cock continues their outward expansion. It flows from swaying field mantras to cartoon elephant jazz to mutant techno, bending drones into balloon animals and wringing cryptic incantations out of plastic toys. Like their last tape, it’s still chaotic, but it’s also more hypnotic, and seems to have been produced under deep concentration. The last 2 tracks each stretch out past 12 minutes; “Wishes Would Ride” has a near-steady pulse for a while, then gets hammered by drilling beats and doomy distorted trumpet, and “If Bayonets Were Turnips” is a house-of-mirrors echo chamber head-boggler which goes from a triumphant, crashing march into a heady freak-out.

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