Lithuanian noise!

This tape features four bands from  Lithuania, spaning from groovy goregrind to noisecore. This tape was sent by Zaltys, which runs the small label that released it, called Besotis Besarmatis, if you want, you can contact him via mail : zzaltys[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

Dinozauras plays a groovy and sludgy kind of goregrind. They are a duo, with Lukas handling all instruments and Mircalla doing vocals. The six tracks here are full of muddy and slow riffs built over a strong and steady drum machine structure. There are a bunch of faster moments here and there, but they’re too few to change the mood of these songs. Vocals are almost always (if not always) pitch shifted, merging with the music and creating a strong and noisy mix of frequencies. There a good bunch of influences here. The cold and aseptic drum machine sound reminded me a lot classic bands like Catasexual Urge Motivation, while the thick and doomy wall of sound can draw back to Bowel Fetus or The Day Everything Became Nothing. This band is very good and takes me back to the golden era of cybergore, the one made with passion and quality songwriting. The slow tempos are not a throwdown, but they enhanche the gory and schizoid feeling of the songs. I really like Dinozauras and I’m happy that they will release a full length album via Give Praise Records (Give Praise? Doing slow music? Fuck).

Picismo is a classic band. They sing in Esperanto and that’s the main reason they’re famous. They play a weird and schizophrenic kind of noisecore, with a lot of whacky sounds and weird influences. On this tape they deliver one long song (or at least I think it’s considered a single one) called Vehas Turmo recorded live in 2010. The choice of instruments is really weird and it follows the concept chosen when they decided to sing in Esperanto. Drums, trumpet, sitar, vuvuzela and “noises”. The result is an absurd wall of noise with a big amount of uncommon sounds, at least for noisecore. Take the muddy noise of Permanent Death, the approach of Mental Higyene Orchestra and a destructive attitude like the Gorgonized Dorks’ one and, well, you can figure out Picismo. This is my second release from them and, well, if the first one failed to convince me, I think that this live session is a very good one and an original variation on the noisecore theme. Weird, but entertaining. Vuvuzelas? Oh my god.

Mincer Serenades is a one man band from Vilnius, focusing on a restless kind of cybergrind. The drum machine is stuck almost always to the maximum speed and there is little room for tempo changes. The few times when they happen, like in Abortariumas or Kai Sikti Darosi Kancia, the song comes out in a brilliant way, making the more linear parts a bit boring. The overall feeling is similar to the one given by bands like Tumour, Misogynist Pussyslasher or Urine Festival, while the guitar work reminded me Dysmenorrheic Hemorrhage. The last songs have a very different sound and are way more louder and noisier than the first ones, so I think they come from a different recording session. Anyway, this band is not bad but it can start to grow boring very soon if you’re not a super fan of the above mentioned bands’ sounds.

Analinis Oratorius is a band which plays, mmm. I don’t know. I find this kind of music pretty pointless. It reminds me a lot of those weird and pseudo-extreme releases that were released by Fecal Matter Discorporated a bunch of years ago. Dull low frequency sounds ( I think those were made by a bass), childish drums and no guitar sound at all (even if I think it’s meleted in those low frequencies). Vocals are ultra pitched and sounds just like the noise you make when you push a table on the floor. I used to like those kind of stuff, but even for the standards I used to have many years ago, this stuff is really pointless. No speed, no riffs, no heaviness, no tempo changes, no fun, no interest. Meh. (The last track is some kind of harsh noise but it doesn’t change my opinion)

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~ by petetheripper on February 23, 2012.

One Response to “Lithuanian noise!”

  1. Did not know that they sung in Esperanto as well 🙂 Good to see also that Google Translate has finally added Esperanto:)

    The new online course http://www.lernu.net has 125 000 hits per day and Esperanto Wikipedia enjoys 400 000 hits per day. That can’t be bad 🙂

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