DEL / LA MORTE YOUNG

Drone Electric Lust / La Morte Young

(Pica Disk - PICA036) split LP $21.00

Christian Malfray’s crackling hot electronics meet the tape manipulation and processed guitar of Pierre Faure and Thierry Monnier on the La Morte Young side. Eric Lombaert’s modest percussion provides a smattering of rhythm and Joelle Vinciarelli wails like Mike Patton over a John Zorn skit. Drone homage becomes dooming chaos. On the flip, Drone Electric Lust shuffle their feet, so to speak, with accordion-styled electronics and barely awakened jazz drums. The chaos of Kjell Runar Jenssen, Lasse Marhaug, Per Gisle GalŒen and Fredrik Ness Sevendal is a seemingly quiet one that gets abstracted with impossible-to-follow guitar fuck-ups before retreating into busy, tinkering ambiance. So very lovely.

LA MORTE YOUNG

La Morte Young

(Dysmusie - DYSLP2) LP $28.00

With members of Sun Stabbed, Talweg, and Nappe, this French group “draw[s] singing feedback from expiring amps and extend[s] moments of tense string-brut into colossal, slow-burning ascensions,” explains our friends at Volcanic Tongue. “Padding drums force the eternal upward vectors into waves of dreamtone as the group attempt[s] a flat-lined reconciliation between barbarous psychedelic drone, early music and single tone hypnotics. Wordless vocals touch on … ritual epiglottics … while the levels of dynamic fuzz are almost Japanese…. [P]lug the fuck in.” Cover art by Michael Morley of The Dead C. Edition of 300.