A Million Corpses of Dead Bees b/w High Road
(Tipped Bowler - TBT011) split LP $16.50
Two side-long tracks by a pair of rigorous yet unbound New Zealand-based groups. The eighteen-minute burner “A Million Corpses of Dead Bees" by Nova Scotia of Wellington grows from violin sine-squeak and distant shortwave, gains momentum with its patient drumming, and resolves into a saxophone swarm shot through with synthetic scrabble. “High Road” by Dunedin’s Eye comes off colder and more aggressive, throttling the listener with Schnitzler electronics, militant percussion, and guitar strangulation before collapsing into a coda of cymbal taps and glassy string-work. 150-gram vinyl. Screened sleeves by Siwa. Edition of 250.