Monday, January 14, 2013

Kowloon Walled City / Thou : split EP

Kowloon Walled City's "July", originally from Low's shoegaze semi classic "Things We Lost In The Fire" bears the group's signature sound with ultra-low bass and more nods to epic Doom than usual.
It's easily the best song of their career so far, thanks mainly to Lisa Papineau's singing, which makes for actual melodies, the band's Achilles Heel ever since. It's probably a good thing to entrust an artist who has worked in many different fields with music that is restricted to a small scene in order to make it grow.

Thou grace the flipside with Soundgarden's "4th of July", although razing would be the better word to describe this rendition, as justice isn't done to the original: The Band plays its unrefined sludge, and what keeps the face of the original is the clean singing (no clue who holds the microphone here), which is sadly drowned out by Bryan Funck's growls.

words by Andreas Schiffmann

This is another piece from the split EP series (vol 1) of H.C.H. rds :


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