VIPER SISTERS “Tropical Depression Precipitated by Nature’s Disregard for European Values”
(Self Released)

Noisy electronic release from Canadian Jakub Tywoniuk. For those who aren’t meteorology geeks or live in parts of the country that don’t get slammed by large rainstorms with high winds that originate from sea between June and November, a tropical depression is basically as weak and unremarkable a storm as you can get that still has a name to it. It’s not a hurricane. It’s not a tropical storm. It’s just a depression and you shouldn’t forget your umbrella when you leave the house but that’s about it. No need to evacuate or board the windows up. Life goes on when one hits and it is often forgotten soon thereafter. 

Unfortunately, this Viper Sisters release is much like a tropical depression. It’s too tame for the majority of it to let any of the abrasiveness phase me. The heavier parts still felt weak and the lighter parts felt boring. Too structured to be noise but too scattered for me to take seriously in any other way. While I am relieved I won’t be needing to declare a state of emergency or request assistance from FEMA, I am just not impressed by what I heard. Tywoniuk’s soundcloud has lead me to believe he is a talented individual capable of better. Maybe his next release will be more bruising. The stream is below in case anyone is interested.

-- Roy Blumenfeld