Bristol 6 June 2015
Henry Collins’ — formerly known as Shitmat — Morris Meets the Bikers (after the ZX Spectrum arcade game?) were up first. They were having so much fun that they were oblivious to the fact that only five people were actually watching, which was a shame for they were really bonkers.
Billed as a DJ set, this was more a performance than just spinning tunes. A magical mystery tour with everything basking in a semi/hardly recognisable state, crunched and filter-foddered into slip discs and rumba-chucked grittiness, literally all over the shop: one minute black metal groans, the next balladry whimpers mangled by noisy concertinas and throbbing bass.
That 2001 theme tune sounding like battery acid had been poured over it, the
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Having played together at the Supersonic festival and with one joint CDr already under their collective (metal-studded?) belts, Zeni Geva‘s mainman KK Null and post-tuba drone duo Ore slip out this double A-side 7” vinyl single as a little extra, perhaps and hopefully prefacing more joint efforts yet to come.
While “Components of Circulation” is as doomy and droney as might be expected (and that’s not meant in any way to be dismissive), “Dawn of Time” lets fly an extremely pleasant combination of birdsong layered into a cacophony of the air over a slow-breathing whirl of mid-to-low tones. Eventually, these fold in upon themselves and slowly overcome the recognisable avian voices and subsume them into an eventually all-congealing wash of recursive FX.
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