Sujo/korperschwache - Split Cdr
This split cdr is limited to only 70 copies, which is a shame, because both Sujo and Korperschwache deliver the goods. Each have three songs with which to win over your ears and hearts, and they are, to these ears and heart, six for six.
On the Sujo side, all is noisy and deep. "Seim Burns" sets the tone, literally, with sheets of oddly melodic, almost shoegaze-y drone. That framework is incorporated into "Paraffin," which goes over the top, extending the swirl of the opener, with even louder distorted minimalism and a more cinematic sweep. On their finale," Verges," lo-fi touches in the muddier mix offer contrast from the other tracks, while bringing all their sonic ideas to completion in a massive, dark droning groove.
As for Korperschwache, their first track changes things up drastically. "The Golden Hammer " is a gorgeous, acoustic track that slowly develops into its own cinematic minimal gesture that is truly haunting. "Divine Teeth" follows in Sujo's noisy vein, with a , goth/industrial piece that includes some chanting. Finally, "The Healing Power of Xanax" is a monumental gift ala "Verges," a solid metallic ambient drone, abrasive and monotone.
Both Sujo and Korperschwache wring out their respective sounds for all the emotion, depth and volume they can muster. This is one of the better split cdr's, and a rarity: one that makes you wish for a full-length from both bands.
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