Saturday, October 4, 2008
Kowloon Walled City (USA) - Turk Street EP (2008)
1. Turk, Taylor, and Jones
2. My Hands Are Turning To Bricks
3. Another Corporate Takeover
5. Make Us Pay
Total playing time 25:16
Your hands are turning to bricks you say? Yeah, that's how it sounds too.
Kowloon Walled City sounds like every sludge band should sound. Like the Thing himself is on guitars. When attempting to describe their influences, the words of an actual bandmember are quite likely to be more accurate than my own; "detuned sludgy heaviness - Unsane, Shallow ND, Black Cobra, that kind of thing". The same bandmember, Scott Evans, did a mighty fine and clear recording/mixing job as well.
Despite the sound actually being pretty atmospheric, KWC do not believe in subtlety. Why say "I do not enjoy your company" or whatever when you can just say "Fuck you", right? (Or something.)
In contrast to his music, Evans' email said "Greetings from San Francisco" when "Hi, here's a pile of fucking bricks for you to download" would have been much more appropriate.
I guess you'll have to buy either the CD or 10" for lyrics, but this band is awesome therefore the whole EP is free for download (direct). Also, bandname trivia.
If I ever have children I will make them play ball... with a brick!