Sunday, 31 August 2014

Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing - Eeling

'Eeling'
Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing
2013

Review by Brayden Bagnall

Genre/s: No Wave, Post Punk, Experimental
For Fans Of: Kitchen's Floor, Einsturzende Neubauten, Cured Pink, Mars, Rowland S Howard, Throbbing Gristle

Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing (GPOGP from here on in) could very well be the epitome of an unclassifiable band - that is to say genre wise. In terms of 'sound' and 'theme', GPOGP deal in a fairly consistent concoction of unsettling, post-industrial soundscapes mingled with the dying gasps of the No Wave, post punk and something more sinister and erotic. In short, you're looking at nightmarish dirges that certainly recall the hazier areas of the human psyche.
The New Zealand group, operating under something resembling a collective or collaboration piece together 10 haunting tracks comprised of scraping guitars, plodding bass lines and atmospheric synth. At times it's a more introspective listen - offering a calmer, but nonetheless disquieting descent into madness - and at other times it's in your face, with cathartic bursts of pained howls and crashing instruments.
Eeling is certainly an ambiguous listen, especially coming off more clear cut, genre aware post punk/experimental bands - but it's ambiguity goes hand in hand with its disturbing, intriguing songwriting.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Eeling
2. Feast of Trumpets
3. 15th Century
4. Fingers Down The Throat of Love
5. Eight of Cups
6. The Dance of Salome
7. The Dowser
8. Migraine Victims and the Cicadas
9. Nine of Swords
10. Garden of Pomegranates

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1 comment:

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