Saturday, August 4, 2007

YOUTH OF THE BEAST “Son Sigil” (Night People)

Recorded, quite proudly, in mono, “Son Sigil” is Raccoo-oo-oon drummer/saxophonist Andy Spore's latest outing under his young/beastly moniker, and it's a frantic freak-out for sure. Sputtering hoses of hissing air (or escaping helium) flail and thrash in a reverby chamber with no light (and shrinking sanity). Fucking weird man. The B side feigns a chiller vibe initially with some mild rain field recordings but quickly explodes into another apoplectic field day of pulsing, tightly-wound electronic schizophrenia. Then there’s the sound of laughter, a dying horn, and the tape is done. Interpret as you see fit.