Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Poochlatz - Thanks For Giving In
Creeeepy. Scary noise, hissing feedback, and distorted growls are what you'll find on Poochlatz's Thanks For Giving In. Hailing from Israel, Poochlatz recorded this live in Tel Aviv in 2006, and it's a 20 minute, mostly electronic noise fest. There are 5 people credited as playing guitar, bass, vocals, sampler, noises and visuals, with no percussion to speak of. Remember how I said that Gnaw Their Tongues record was like a torture scene in a horror movie? Well, this is just as scary but Poochlatz sounds more like music that would be found in a nightmare. Seriously, the vocals in this scare the hell out of me. I can't tell if he's angry or in pain, or both. Maybe he's neither and he's just finally gone bat shit crazy.
Scary is good, though. In my book anyway. This is another record that won't get worn out from overuse, but it's definitely an album I'm glad I have. It's awesome. Just a little...extreme. Even for me. So if that sort of thing sounds right up your alley, by all means, go out and buy it. It was released by Something In The Road on CD-R, limited to 150 numbered copies. It seems to be sold out on their website, but they offer free downloads for most of their releases (including this one), and you can do that right here.