“>>[:]<<” C64
(Philip K. Discs)

Hep Lad are two too-noisy New York, New York knob-twisters that co-explore the rumbles of lower-hertz harsh noise destruction and mid-range electrified ceremonial shrieking together. Their album, “>>[:]<<“, is pretty much an hour-plus of non-stop, repetition-free statixplosive-chaos-gone-musique-concréte-gone-glitch-gone-drone that leaves time and space all but fleeing for their very lives. Pretty intense stuff. Not good for studying or dealing with errands, like, at all. Too gripping/distracting.


—Jacob An Kittenplan