Saturday, October 4, 2008

Kowloon Walled City (USA) - Turk Street EP (2008)


Tracklist:
1. Turk, Taylor, and Jones
2. My Hands Are Turning To Bricks
3. Another Corporate Takeover
4. Inheritance
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.

Awesome sludge!

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!

11 comments:

Aesop said...

Wow, I live in SF and never heard of these guys. Kowloon was also the name of a really great vegetarian dim sum place in Chinatown. Sadly, it's gone.

Z said...

Great new band, like to see where they go with this.

I have a request that maybe you guys can fill:
Walls - "S/t" lp that came out on painkiller records.
I own the record but unfortunately my record player is broke.

Zmaj said...

Yeaaah, Kowloon Walled City is a pretty awesome bandname too as far as I'm concerned.

Sorry Z, I don't have it. Though if I do stumble upon it in whatever form I'll make sure to let you know.

Slobodan Burgher said...

Zmaj, I took some snaps of the Cosmic H/Disac A split and posted them for you on my blog, have a look.

Slobodan Burgher said...

here you go mate, 47 mb of highest possible res ;)

http://www.mediafire.com/?mzrcflywmmy

Luc(A)s said...

shit... haha I was planning on posting this cause' I got an email from scott recently as well!
oh well, you have better reviews. haha

I'll be back this week! I promise! ;)

Zmaj said...

Hey man, glad you're back!
Yeah, he sent it to a lot of people, but spreading stuff like that is the point of all this anyway, isn't it?

all.things.heavy_all.things.low said...

just fell into yr blog today. i enjoy/ed the ep. my blog is not cared for nearly as vigilantly as yrs and i'd like to tip my hat to you. check it out if you feel inclined. it's in the works, especially in regards to the music files. cheers.

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Anonymous said...

Can anyone re-up the Walls s/t LP mentioned above? Would be cool! Thanks. Costas.

Zmaj said...

The LP was never uploaded in the first place, so we can't reup it, man. Sorry! I'm guessing you misunderstood some of the comments: that mediafire link was to Slobodan's scans of the Discordance Axis / Cosmic Hurse EP.