Sunday 1 June 2014
Garbage Mask - Trashlake
Review by Brayden Bagnall
Genre/s: Harsh Noise
For Fans Of: Swallowing Bile, Incapacitants, MSBR, Sickness
After wading through numerous photoshop tutorials you happen across this: a bandcamp.
Uncertain, you press play and at once you are assaulted by shrill feedback and cut up static scrunches. You've uncovered the noisy, violent world of Garbage Mask, a.k.a Texan noiser, Thomas Wiedemann.
Though admittedly I was directed to the site via email, my first experience with Garbage Mask was much the same - I definitely was expecting such levels of harsh, relentless noise. There's just layers upon layers of distortion writhing around in glorious, nihilistic abandon waiting for the next possible chance to go in through your ears and drill into your brain. Plus, the ever changing dynamics ensure that not one minute goes by without treating you to whole new array of squeaks, squeals and delicious crunches.
Trashlake is unashamedly unsubtle, volatile and unpredictable - no messing around here, just harsh as heck noise.
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