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|olde english spelling bee (usa) #oesb-09 lp|
pussygutt “sea of sand” double long playing record set
- west (creature)
- winter lights
- pavour nocturnus
- daemon lover
|... this was the surprise of this early oesb batch ; while i was expecting some desultory/provincial basement scrabblings (based entirely on their name), pussygutt are, in fact, a well-oiled doom outfit with a unique bass / guitar / violin / tractor lineup that sets them apart from the wall of sunn o))) acolytes just nicely ...|
i ended up loving all four monolithic side-length pieces, but i have to hand it to the detuned guitar / bass-blast & gypsy violin of “pavour nocturnus” (listen to the sound-sample) ...
|olde english spelling bee press release...|
oesb-09 pussygutt "sea of sand" double lp
'pussygut' is an old western slang term for the violin or fiddle -- as the strings used to be made from cat intestines. pussygutt is the duo of blake green and brittany mcconnell from boise, idaho. they have created a distinctive flavor of outsider 'doom' with unique instrumentation that coincidentally features lots of violin (brittany is a classically-trained violinist), along with synths, gongs, bowed cymbals, crystal goblets, organ, drums, clay pots, forest sounds, ducks, various electronics, tons of feedback and humming bass-amp, and as if all that's not enough, there's a secret weapon up their collective sleeve -- the tractor!!
the group holed up for nine months in their studio experimenting and composing the four side-long pieces for this double album. they are joined on sea of sand by seattle's garek druss (of a story of rats and ear venom) as collaborator/3rd member. garek contributed his experiments with field recordings, repetition, electronics, and sound-collage to the proceedings. the music? extremely heavy. deeply weird. a friend of the band coined the term 'soundtrack ficianarcoleptics' to describe who this album will most appeal to and indeed, the entire album is largely cinematic in its approach. the 'riffs' & drums mostly stay hidden in their caves, venturing outside on a few brief excursions to catch some moonlight and provide punctuation to the drones and other assimilated madness.
limited edition of 550 hand-assembled copies.