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The combination of all their previous work and a steady live band has
come together to form the great Henge Beat LP. These guys have outdone
themselves with this one. Musically it rests somewhere between late 70's
UK new wave a-la Ha Ha Ha era ULTRAVOX and the "now sound" EDDY CURRENT
SUPPRESSION RING Aussie garage that we all know and love. Add a dash of
hopeful Krautrock flavor and the recipe is a smashing success. We could
not be happier to offer this perfect execution to you.
||"See More Glass"
||"One More Tonight"
Mess & Noise says
In the lead up to their debut LP release, Henge Beat, the
focus has been on whether they could successfully reconcile their
minimal techno experiments with the band’s collective shambles of a punk
and hardcore past. The Melbourne five-piece boasts members from UV
Race, Straightjacket Nation and AIDS, while core member Mikey Young is
best known for his garage outfit Eddy Current Suppression Ring. He’s
pretty much been the go-to-guy for recording and production among
Melbourne’s independent music community – he’s worked on records by Fabulous Diamonds, UV Race and Super Wild Horses of late – while already dabbling in an ECSR contradiction with the glitch electronica of Brain Children in 2009. That was along with Agents of Abhorrence drummer, Max Kohane, no less.
Until now, Total Control’s recorded material offered a primitive
synthpunk vibe, most strongly represented in the desolate electronica
and atonal word-association of other key member Daniel Stewart. But now,
Henge Beat fully exploits the tension of forcing several
conflicting elements into the same creative space. The primitive synth
melody of the instrumental ‘Shame Thugs’ (calling to mind The Screamers’
‘Punish or Be Damned’) fades in and out into the fierce six-minute epic
‘Carpet Rash’. That, in turn, is swallowed into the vortex of
synthesised sounds and caustic sputtering of noise in ‘No Bib’. The song
is assaulted from all angles; bulldozed by a persistent bass, lurching
guitar and a peremptory cackle throughout (“ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!”).
That’s all before the LP slips seamlessly into the ominous march of
‘Meds II’ and the trap of infinite syntax with “visions of the visions
of the visions of the visions of the visions”.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 18 August, 2011.