A great review on Foxy Digitalis of the recent BBBlood / Al Qaeda split 7"

Read it here on Foxy Digitalis...

Bbblood/Al Qaeda "split" 7''

Splits are sometimes a risk. Sometimes you only like one artist on the split. Sometimes the artist that you actually like tried something new that you ended up not digging the new direction. But then, splits can also be awesome and amazing, like this 7” from Bbblood and Al Qaeda for example. Both artists are truly great. And they both play some of their most laudable work.

If you’ve read my 2009 Year End fav’s list then you know that I hold Al Qaeda in very high regard. I still think they’re a crew to watch out for. Their name will be huge, and not just because their name is associated with a terrorist organization (but not related to it). They just need to get to the point where they can release a full length LP or something. Anyway, their side boasts two inspiring untitled tracks. This trio; Eric, Scott, and Erin, from the Bay area, give us two of their blissful best. These are straight up late night dream tracks. REM drones that’ll make your eyes sink into your skull, your respiration lag, and your mind wander. The most calm and collected I’ve heard AQ.

Bbblood is also an amazing talent. His side is just one longer track, “Mental Funeral.” That’s pretty much self-explanatory. This noise artist out of London, Paul Watson, reminds us why noise is the new punk. This is sheer music decay. It’s kind of cool how this track develops, building up from a slowburner to a raucous display. Bbblood drains its electronic veins gradually and then lavishly floods your speakers with bloody good psychotics. A true “Mental Funeral” indeed.

Top all this off with some cool full color collage art by Stan Reed (Blue Sabbath Black Cheer) and you have a pretty short but fun ride on the drone-go-round. This is Trans-Dimensional Sushi’s first-ever vinyl release, and I can assure them that they picked a great way to kick off the new format’s lineup. 9/10 -- Dave Miller (16 June, 2010)

Thanks to Dave Miller for the review.

This record is also available from RRRecords and Second Layer

Copies still available to buy direct from Trans-Dimensional Sushi

Also a reminder for tonights show...


17th June

The Others
6 and 8 Manor Road
Stoke Newington
N16 5SA


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