Cock E.S.P/Origami Genitalia – Split

up_051704_cockesp_origamiThis is a split cassette, in an oversized clear plastic shell. The release features 10 tracks from Cock E.S.P., all of which include the word “cock” in the title, and Origami Genitalia’s side just features one long track called “Folk Music Of The Penis.” Strap yourself in for an intelligent ride… Cock E.S.P. combine blasts of harsh noise with room ambience samples, a little kid peeing and rambling on, snippets of dance music, loops, ambient drifts, pitch tweaked vocals etc. The Harsh Noise moments are vicious snarls of heavy distortions, feedback and vocal noise with a somewhat muffled production, and not really anything distinct among harsh noise. The other elements come off rather pointless. I have never bothered to follow this band, and this hasn’t convinced me that I missed out on anything. If you already like them than knock yourself out, but this felt pretty half assed all around to me. Origami Genitalia I hadn’t heard of, but it appears to contain one member of Cock E.S.P. along with a partner. This track uses random percussives, and a junk noise sort of feel in a largely reserved way. There are lots of clanking and rummaging types of sounds, with simple electronic tones drifting beneath them. There are moments when it builds in density, but it’s spacious for the most part, with the sounds all being fairly distinct. They also add some distorted guitar chording that sweeps through from time to time, but doesn’t establish itself as a focal point of the track the way the jumbled percussion does, it is purely decorative. The Origami Genitalia side is more interesting, and while the sounds are rather consistent, its randomly rhythmic nature keeps it moving. – Scott
FALLING DEBRIS, DEMOLITION, EXPLOSION RECORDS

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~ by scottsplatter on January 4, 2009.

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