The Body & Braveyoung - Nothing Passes
The Body, yet another noisy, doom-y glorious Providence band finds a suitable foil in Braveyoung, a North Carolina outfit with its own dramatic drone. Or is it the other way around? This four song split is so seamlessly great it might as well have been a collaboration. Both bands find common ground is noise and a taste for the cinematic, and we benefit big time. "Nothing Passes" satisfies as much as it breaks and enters your skull.
Three of the songs are more or less instrumental, moody atmospheric pieces with harsh noise the foundation, and touches of industrial grind and with brief melodies hidden underneath. The longest track, the fifteen minute "Song Two," has the most discernable groove and allows Body singer Chip King to stretch out and deliver his own brand of shredding.
"Nothing Passes" finds both The Body and Braveyoung exploring their respective sounds but in ways that accentuate each other. Drone is the common ground for most of the music that has ever been made, and these two bands offer some harsh additions to that world tradition. This is a quick but memorable EP that displays its brashness behind layers of grove and grind, and is a peak of sorts for both bands.
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