Thursday, June 14, 2012
YOG-SOTHOTH "HYPNOTIC CRUSHERY" CDr (AOW 03)
Massive sludge drift masquerading in the guise of rock recidivism, with glacial riffs recalling Sabbath at their most plodding and the Melvins at their most astral. The electric guitar takes up a position of idolatry, with all notions of structure and song given over to pure adulation of feedback and amplifier vomit. The formula references Bower and Buzzo in equanimity, with psychedelic swirls of screaming squall collapsing under the shriek of theremin and the primacy of drumming as physical expression.
Yog-Sothoth are one of Minneapolis' best kept secrets, a project that builds monuments to excess and worships before the shrine of overindulgence. Reveling in simplicity, the band here lumbers through six tracks of shambling doom kosmiche, taking riffs to their obvious extremities and then dumping sky-melting guitar solos over the entire mess.
Altar Of Waste is beyond pleased to give this unsung piece of basement psychedelia the release it deserves, having existed as a whisper in the Minneapolis dark for far too long. Packaged in a DVD case designed and constructed by Cory Strand, in a limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies. $10 ppd. in the United States. Overseas, please inquire as to exact cost.
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