Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Perispirit - Forced-Choice Test (Razors And Medicine ,2009)


Perispirit - Remote Viewing
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Perispirit (no site yet, sorry dudes) is Ricardo Donoso and Luke Moldof, both of whom have various other groups and aliases they use to make music. I saw them for the first time at the last Intransitive show and they were selling this debut double tape at that show. As of now, it's their only recording. And it's pretty fucking epic.

These two guys are all about the drone. Seriously, Forced-Choice Test is 80 minutes worth of amazing drone. Perispirit are able to masterfully perform on both ends of the drone volume spectrum. Some of the tracks dabble in the more easy-going, minimal drifting drone and those are really, really good. They are absolutely beautiful, filled with sweet and dreamy tones that sound like heaven. Each of them create a specific mood and they help to balance out the heavier songs.

I can't get enough of thick rumbling low notes, the kind that rattle your guts and shake your whole body and Perispirit have got major power droning skills. When I saw them live, I said in my review, "It felt like I was being punched in the throat. It's the kind of noise that leaves your body numb afterwards from vibrating so much." Sadly, due to the fact that my speakers are a couple of pussies, I can't quite recreate that same throat punching experience even with songs that I know would just destroy live. The best I can do is crank this shit up real loud and sit on the washing machine during the spin cycle. Maybe if you have a sound system that's more badass than mine, you can get the full effect. Either way, you should go see Perispirit live and buy this tape because how else are you going to know what it's like to get punched in the throat and like it?

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Bill T Miller (BTM) said...
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Bill T Miller (BTM) said...

Sweet review of the PERISPIRIT double tape. Although I have seen Ricardo and Luke playing solo or with others more times than I can count, I managed to catch this dynamic duo in concert TWICE in 2008. Keep an eye on Ricardo's semataproductions.com
for future show info.

SEE some PHOTOS I snapped of PERISPIRIT at SMASH PALACE here:
billtmiller.com/12.05.08/

VIDY some FOOTAGE that ADRIAN shot of that Intransitive show you mentioned here: noisevision.blogspot.com/

Justin Snow said...

Thanks for the links. I didn't realize someone was shooting video at the show. And I'm sad I missed Smash Palace. It seemed like an amazing time. Glad you got to be there.

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Bill T Miller (BTM) said...

Justin... from looking at the photos of your live review, I am thinking Adrian was shooting vid on one side of you and I was on the other (although i didn't take a camera to that gig.)

Are ya gonna be at PIANO FACTORY show WED Feb 25th with ID M Theftable / Audrey Chen & Lord & Karlheinz & Januno Trio (James Coleman / Jules Vasylenko / Noell Dorsey)?????

IF so find me and SAY HI.

Justin Snow said...

I actually do plan on heading to that show if I can. Maybe I'll see you there.