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?