Same-Sex Dictator/Requin split 7"Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 @ 6:48am » permalink
This split 7" between two curious Seattle acts was apparently released by a label called Artificial Limb Co. that I couldn't find any information about. The bass-centric two-piece Same-Sex Dictator kicks things off with "From Meal to Bait" and its four minutes of densely winding bass runs and hectic percussion alongside a dual vocal attack that combines fierce midrange sneers and low, grunted "growls" alongside assorted shouts and yells. Requin then follows with two short bursts jam packed with angular, at times chaotic riffing that actually has a little bit of a rocked out feel buried amidst the abrasiveness of the textures and the harshly screamed vocals. Both bands possess aptly raw recordings that highlight warm, natural tones and space – making their material very complementary in overall aesthetic, despite approaching things from very distinct angles. The record lasts just over a mere seven minutes, but I'm sold on both bands and would be very interested to hear more, so… this split absolutely gets the job done right!
Apparently the vinyl comes hand-numbered out of just 300 copies, so make the grab sooner than later if you like what you hear. Crucial Blast seems to be the only distro that has the 7" available online at the moment, but I'm sure you could contact either band via the MySpace links above about ordering direct as well…