Eeling by GIRLS PISSING ON GIRLS PISSING [REVIEW]

There’s an un-nerving density to be felt in this new record from post-punk experimentalists Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing; their follow up to Tangwai, and their debut on Muzai Records. It’s a soundscape that sits among you like that weird and awkward friend of your flatmate that’s just moved to your city from out of town – they’re brooding, dark and ever-so intriguing.

The songs here are as evocative as they are provocative; introspective dirges fight through and with creepy and haunting pulsated rhythms. Strained vocals sit within the sonic field to become as much of the instrumentation as the recurring hypnotic and disturbing brass throbs. The joys of this record, for me, are to be found in the unearthing of the more hidden melodies and ever so subtle hooks. Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing certainly are not a band of immediacy or simplicity. They are definitely of the world that is the opposite of easy-listening. But they prove with this release, they are definitely of the world of rewarding and challenging music.

The quasi-spaghetti-western of Eight of Cups or the discordant guitar strikes battling the skirtle-skattle rhythm of Fingers Down The Throat of Love or half-banshee-like wail of The Dance of Salome or stoic relentlessness of album closer Garden of Pomegranates; which is like music to commit murder to … it’s an album of new discoveries upon each wonderfully harrowing listen.

RATING : GREAT (but difficult!)

I have always struggled with a numerical scale; it feels so finite and arbitrary.
So the CHEESE ON TOAST scale looks a little something like this :
FREAKIN’ AWESOME / JUST AWESOME / REALLY GREAT / GREAT / GOOD / PRETTY COOL / NOT BAD / COULD BE BETTER / PRETTY BAD, ACTUALLY / NOT RECOMMENDED FOR EARS

 

Check out this stream of Fingers Down The Throat of Love

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  1. I love aki

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