Rubbish / I Died / Rotted Brain - Hymns For Victims Of The Drug War
Release: Hymns For Victims Of The Drug War
Label: Roil Noise Rubbish
A new 3-way split between some great lo-fi artists that present some fairly great tracks if your a fan of the lo-fi noise wall crunch sounds. Rubbish gives off 6 tracks, I Died presents 5, and Rotten Brain puts out 4 on this disc. All packaged in Roil Noise's typical style with a CDr slipped into a vinyl sleeve with a 2 page full colour insert.
The Rubbish tracks presented here are more of the "junk-noise" style with various house hold sounds and items being played with. Still fairly harsh at times and if you've heard a lot of Rubbish before and like his style than you'll for sure enjoy his end of the split. Live noise with no edits and it's about as rubbish sounding as you can get. I Died tracks are a bit more grainy sounding than the other two artists on the split. If there's anything with high pitches that your looking for on the split than pick I Died's tracks for sure. Still a lot of grumbles as well and some good effects used on some tracks, like a phaser on "Deceptive Winter Skies", and some great delay work on "Phorusrhacids Unveiled", for example. Rotted Brain, who's rumored to have stopped with the project, gives more of the straight up wall sounds with little variation. Track 5, "Total Dropout" is just great. Perfect example of a short crunchy wall noise track that I'm so in love with!
Overall this is a great 3-way split and showcases some of my favorite artists in the lo-fi spectrum all wrapped up in one. Had this been a 4-way with Oubliette it would have been brilliant, but none-the-less it's a great buy for sure.