Sunday, June 28, 2009

Plague Haus on TDS OGF

From: Plague Haus
(With thanks to Jeff!)

Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck : Champagne And Biological Women
Written by [ j ]

Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck : Champagne And Biological WomenBloodlust! : 2009
Format : 7” vinyl

More mayhem courtesy of the boys from Boston, this time on hometown hero’s Mark Solotroff’s (Intrinsic Action, Bloodyminded) Bloodlust! label. Continuing where last years LP left off, this EP seems a bit more focused and dare I say, restrained. This release sees the project delve more into Death Industrial territory and leaving behind the more chaotic noise stance.

Side A begins with “Covered In Shit”, a roaring synth loop with growled, almost spoken vocals. Some nice feedback screams though as well, but the whole thing is kept minimal and short. “Down In The Dirt” enters like a soundtrack to an old Twilight Zone episode and then blasts with more blown out synth. Tortured vocals slide like a cold razor through warm flesh. Again, an extremely short track ends the first side.

“Still Erect (...And Definitely Not Leaving)” is up first on Side B. Low, rolling synth under cold metallic noise and straight shouted PE vocals. Next is “Mark Solotroff Built My Hotrod”, and obvious homage to the Surfers and the label honcho. Funny, but no comedic elements that I can pick up on in the sounds, more ominous synth and PE-style vocals that drifts into some shock-jock radio sample…or something close to it.

On this release, 2DS 1GF seem to be coming more into their own style and establishing their own sound. While there were elements of this on they’re previous LP, it’s a definite step in the right direction taking a more PE approach as far as I’m concerned. If you follow my reviews at all, you know I’m no fan of long single tracks, but one thing I was baffled by was the other extreme here. The whole 7” is probably around seven minutes long. I realize there are some time constraints on a 45, but I would definitely have loved to hear these tracks progress a bit. It’s still worth checking out. Limited to 200 hand-numbered copies and housed in a color fold-over sleeve.

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