TIP OF THE TONGUE 11 OCTOBER 2009


Drunkdriver/Mattin
List Of Profound Insecurities
Badmaster BM-0017
LP
OUT OF STOCK!

Edition of 500 copies collaboration LP that pairs the brutal single braincell/single riff attack of New York’s sludge/blues/metal behemoths Drunkdriver with the scalpel sharp noise provocations of Mattin of Billy Bao etc. Drunkdriver accelerate through a couple of decades of deformed rock/roll excess like a ten ton juggernaut, flatlining the furious acid-punk of The Butthole Surfers, the hardcore holocaust of No Fucker, the sociopathic Stooges-redux of Brainbombs, the post-Sabbath/imploding universe style of Jutok Kaneko’s Kousokuya and the extreme No Wave experiments of groups like Demo Moe. Indeed, Demo Moe’s classic Demolish NYC LP (which you obviously own) is perhaps the closest comparison to the Industrial-scale free rock violence of List Of Profound Insecurities. Drunkdriver are at their sludgiest, their greasiest, with massively heavy riffs nailed to the floor by a drummer with the attitude of an Asheton, nodding-out behind the beat, utilising staccato machine-gun repeats, suddenly waking up and charging at 100mph into the fray. The vocals sound somewhere between Nate Young of Wolf Eyes and a hardcore remix of something offa Basil Kirchin’s Worlds Within Worlds and Mattin does his best to further dislocate the instrumental logic, dropping in bass-heavy tones that make the guitar assaults sound like torrential bombards and cutting up tracks so they unfold like mazes, cutting-off in mid-stream, breaking down to slow vocals, collapsing into stuck grooves. A superbly primitive/complex punk rock charge. Embossed black-on-black sleeves, mastered and cut by Rashad Becker in Berlin. Highly recommended.



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