Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tem Eyos Ki

This is the only full length recording from Swamp veterans Tem Eyos Ki, and sadly their death knell as well. Wildly ambitious and weirder than anything they had done up to this point, the album branched off from their Martian-punk Nintendo Maidenisms into doom metal, folk, funeral dirges, grind, and all manner of unclassifiable strangeness. Unfortunately the album was hampered by a watery, uneven mix with the vocals too loud and the guitars muted and thin. This does little to dampen my enthusiasm, though, as the album is positively brimming with ideas and beauty and hair-raising moments of creepiness. There is no record anywhere that sounds like this.

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