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Save the Clock Tower – The Familiar The Decay (2016)

Save The Clock Tower - The Familiar  The Decay - Artwork

 

We previously talked about the title track from Save The Clocktower’s album ‘The Familiar The Decay’ with all the elements it uses, sounds and anticipated appeal to fans of the current metalcore market.

Digging a little deeper into this album shows the band approaching a range of familiar idea’s with new angles and tricks. If nothing else there are some fresh attempts at ageing idea’s and that’s a welcome thing for people wanting something new. Continue reading Save the Clock Tower – The Familiar The Decay (2016)

Rat Filth – Today Feeling EP / 2014

that's Tim in the picture..looking filthy.
that’s Tim in the picture..looking filthy.

Rat-Filth is a brilliant two-piece free-jazz-post-punk mess. It’s awesome music for its complexity and ambitious boundary pushing energy. It’s jarring, angular, chaotic and yet somehow still manages to make sense!

The guitar/organ/vocals are recorded by Tim (Timothy and the Wilderness) way down south at his home in Tasmania. He then sends the tracks to the ridiculously talented Noah (Great Earthquake) back in Melbourne who then drums over the top. They work by correspondence bridging the rather large expanse of water between them and the result is this 5 track EP/collection titled ‘Today Feeling’.

It’s largely instrumental stuff, the music is at times insanely busy and intense as the guitars jangle and jolt, strings bend and the gain breaks up resulting in an oddly Fugazi feeling guitar sound and the drums blast and roll away. The recordings are all of a modern lo-fi standard, this isn’t a studio treated recording and by the sound of it..likely all recorded live. I have recollections of listening to The Mars Volta, Off Minor, Mice Parade and other progressive/arty bands when I listen to this. It’s pretty fun to follow along as in some parts the songs sound like they’re about to completely fall apart into an utter train wreck and then suddenly it all resolves, tightens up and it’s back on track. Bloody remarkable…or pure fluke. Can’t decide!
Love it though!

It’s worth noting that these two guys have done nearly half a dozen other incarnations/bands together over the years and so if you ever heard: Lions Light, Great Earthquake, Timothy and the Wilderness, Light Lions, Flag and Forget… Then this more or less fits right in with the collection!

Free/Paywhatyouwant download from here:
http://www.ratfilth.bandcamp.com