Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Limbs Bin/Two Million Tonnes Of Shit - Split
Limbs Bin and Two Million Tonnes Of Shit
Review by Brayden Bagnall
Genre/s: Noisecore, Harsh Noise, Power Electronics
For Fans Of: The Gerogerigegege, Nihilist Commando, Slogun, Sete Star Sept
Frequent readers of this blog may recognise Limbs Bin as the brainchild of a Mr. Josh Landes, a man I've both interviewed and reviewed on this very blog before.Two Million Tonnes Of Shit on the other hand features members from the likes of Sump and Gerontophilliac. As you may have already deducted this is a split between both aforementioned parties.
Side A sees Two Million Tonnes Of Shit executing raw, free-form, drum and bass noisecore with a furious maelstrom of lo-fi noise bliss. The improvised and sporadic nature of the recording recalls something akin to a jazz band jamming, but with any semblance of melody or structure removed in favor of blast beats, screaming and copious amounts of feedback.
Side B has Limbs Bin churning out just over 11 minutes of gut wrenching, precision electronic outbursts - eschewing organic instrumentation for synthetic drum blasts and ear piercing shrieks of feedback. Blending the line between traditional noisecore and straight-up power electronics, Limbs Bins winds in and out of jackhammer drum machine 'beats', apocalyptic cascades of noise and pained vocal delivery and even ambient passages. It's as exhilarating as it is terrifying.
It may technically be a split between two projects of the same genre, but this split manages to provide two equally intense and stylistically different interpretations on what is usually an incredibly homogeneous sound.
1. Two Million Tonnes Of Shit - Cackhanded
2. Limbs Bin - Halloween 2014