Posted by: brad – Mar 17, 2014
Local electro-noise duo Mutwawa has released a new 3 track EP and it replicates a sound we’re all too fond of and familiar with.
With a heavy stress on the electro, the first track “Earth is Fucked”
opens with synth drums and distorted bleeps and bloops. A vocal track
comes in and out, I’m not sure if it’s something you could sing along
to, but it’s catchy enough to have been stuck in my head over the
weekend. Or maybe I just keep chanting “earth is Fucckkkkked.” Either
way, I’m sold.
The second track, “Erosion,” follows the near-marching beat and
delayed synth-horn style which first attracted me to Mutwawa. For those
who have caught them live, the know the key to Mutwawa is their live
show and I have a feeling this track would get the crowd swaying
Typically dissonant, I look forward to being sweaty and confused at
the next Mutwawa show when this track comes on. Clocking in at just over
5 minutes, the track ends with a great build-up which provides for some
solid ear-drum splitting feedback.
“Caleuche” closes the short record, but is a great finale. Another
great build up stretches across this 7+ min track. The pounding drum
beat keeps a head nodding and the drones and feed-back bleeps are sure
to warm the soul of any noise fan.
Mutwawa has done a lot with the broad genre of “noise” music. It’s
their beats and live show which keeps fans like myself coming back for
more. Even if you’re not a fan of raucous feed back jams, consider
checking out Mutwawa whenever possible - they are a shining jewel in
Check them out when they open for Acid Mothers Temple at Strange Matter Apr 25
Review by BK