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Kowloon Walled City "Turk Street"

Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2008 @ 6:26am » permalink

Kowloon Walled City - Turk StreetTwo other fine mp3 blogs that I fully endorse, Built on a Weak Spot and Invisible Oranges, already wrote about the "Turk Street" EP from San Francisco's Kowloon Walled City back in December, which is when I was contacted by the band as well, so perhaps you're already familiar with their work by now. But in the interest of not having three sites (that I hope/assume you all check out fairly regularly) write about the same EP within the span of a few weeks, I decided to sit on it for a little while, so… here it is now, in case anyone's still in the dark. The band's debut recorded output (which I believe is only available digitally, and it is free) includes three tracks in about 14 minutes and plods through a nice range of dingy, sludgy poundings with just the right amount of noisiness and subtle doom and atmospheric undertones (especially in slower, longer, darker closer "Make us Pay"), while the hoarse vocals are pretty much just straight up shouting, which I find to be quite refreshing, really. And the recording is absolutely fuckin' great for what they're doing, with a killer low-end throb and an awesome sense of texture and warmth that kicks up some gritty distortion and feedback without losing cohesion or detail or becoming messy in any way. Extremely well done. Clear, powerful… just killer, all around. As usual I'm left feeling like there's more that I should say, but just check it out for yourself, and if you like what you hear, download the entire EP a few lines down.

Kowloon Walled City "Turk, Taylor, and Jones"

As mentioned, the entire EP is available for free, and yes, the downloads are high-quality, so… I mean, what more could you possibly ask for, really? Quick and easy, people:

[DOWNLOAD] Kowloon Walled City "Turk Street"


  1. Frans says:

    These cats are channeling the spirit of the mighty CABLE. Rock.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cable was awesome band. Thanks for reminding me about them…

  3. blatant says:

    Man, that shit (Kowloon) is awesome. I like it a lot.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great stuff. Has an update to some of the classic AmRep sound.

    similarly styled: Membrane

    Fight AMP
    http://www.myspace.com/fightamp and http://www.fightamputation.com

  5. tim says:

    I like this a lot, maybe some more groove here and there, but hey, great stuff.

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