Rabies Caste, Black Leather Jesus, and the Incapacitants…Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2006 @ 10:09am » permalink
It's great to see Dada Drumming continuing to branch out from the experimental noise realms, and what a way to continue that expansion! This seven-track, 38-minute, self-titled affair is (sadly) the final posthumous release from Israel's sorely underrated Rabies Caste – containing "Timeless", from their split 7" with Sourvein, as well as two other "new" tracks (recorded back in 2003); a couple of live songs from that same year, and two dusty old unreleased tunes from way back in 1997. For those unfamiliar, the trio's approach tends towards the pulsing, sludgy variety with plenty of eerie dissonance and gritty distortion/feedback – not to mention sick, strained vocals and some pretty damn solid drum work. Certain elements of these songs feel a little weirder than some of the band's earlier material, unloading some pretty fucked up riffs and textures within the general framework of slow-paced rhythms and spurts of samples and whatnot, and since this material spans three recording sessions and six years' time there's a good range of the band's experimentation documented herein.
Pick it up straight from the label for just $8 if you're down:
You'll notice that the Dada Drumming website mentions "unrepairable damage from the original studio master" in one track on the disc, but it's really not as bad as that might sound at all. There are a few spurts of subtly clicky noise along the final stretch of the track, but I'm extremely picky about that shit and didn't particularly find it to be a distraction at all, so…