Saturday, February 9, 2008

Burmese/Cadaver Eyes split cd OUT NOW !!!

We are happy to announce that the Burmese/Cadaver Eyes split cd is officially OUT NOW and that we have copies to sell and trade. It might have taken almost a whole year and a half from asking the artists to contribute to a split release to the moment the cd came out.
Very very very proud that we got to work with Burmese, Cadaver Eyes and the very fine Heart & Crossbone helping out with spreading the heavyness !

Here is how Heart & Crossbone describes it all : "
Not just another rude awakening, yet more of a crude one with the latest septic recordings from thee mighty Burmese (Load / tUMULt / Planaria / Crucial Blast) and Heart & Crossbone's Cadaver Eyes, with a new punishing line-up, featuring Zax Ben Doom (AKA Eran Sachs, a Sub Rosa recording artist) who joins David OPP (bARBARA / Lagan Tapes), his colleague in Lietterschpich.
Like demented twins in crime, Burmese & Cadaver Eyes rephrase Doom, Grindcore and Power Electronics by using an agonizing mechanism of plain brutal aesthetics, ascending this release to a higher level of cognitive surge. This split CD is difficult and pungent, a warm spew in the face and an endless buzz in the eardrum that fiercely occupies the brain and treats the grey cells as if they were an ashtray, putting the 'B' back in BRUTAL."

Not only that but favorable reviews are coming in slowly, but surely, starting with a very kind one from the Aquarius Records store based in San Francisco :

"BURMESE / CADAVER EYES split (Heart & Crossbone / New Scream Industry)
We'd be hard pressed to think of ANY band that could hold their own on a split record with our very own local noiseniks Burmese. But if anyone can, it's Israeli noise combo Cadaver Eyes.
But first off, holy shit are we psyched to have new music from Burmese. These guys are seriously sloooooow workers. Other than a handful of shows, we've heard nary a peep from these guys, there was the reissue of the tUMULt release on vinyl, but it's literally been years we've been waiting for a new record. Multiple lineup changes, disastrous tours, scrapped recordings, the sort of luck that has plagued these guys forever. But finally, they've beat the curse, and gotten us 11 new blasts of brutal, speaker shredding ultraviolence. Some confusion mix of Whitehouse style abstract noise, pummeling grind, damaged metal, freaked out power violence. They may be down to one drummer, but they still have two bass players, and now THREE vocalists.
They sound as good as ever, still furious and freaked out, sometimes offering up sprawling electronic dronescapes, sometimes, frantic flurries of lightning fast grind, sometimes convoluted lurching metallic crunch, and often all of the above at the same time. Hypnotic and heavy and seriously fucked up. Just another reminder, since they're loath to do it themselves outside of their sporadic releases, that these guys are quite possibly the best band in SF.
But then there's Cadaver Eyes, recorded live on WFMU, using just drums, vocals and no-input mixing board. And listening to this, it seems impossible that there's not two guitarists and multiple drummers and synths and who knows what else. The sound is dense and freaked out. Spastic spurts of strangled grind, long stretches of speaker shredding electronic buzz and skree, long drawn out abstract dronescapes of howling vox and pounding drum plods spaced WAY out, culminating in the nearly eight minute closer, beginning with the strangely titled "Ba Yom Yom" and finishing off with an absolutely unrecognizable cover of "Sweet Home Alabama", a convoluted blow out of maniacally howling vocals, sputtering percussive crunch, LOTS of feedback, and thick walls of rumbling crumbling distortion.

Awesome. And about as UN-easy listening as we can imagine.

Burmese/Cadaver Eyes split cd - $12 + postage