Marnost & Leechfeast – Split

Artist: Marnost & Leechfeast 

Title:  Split

Release: LP / Digital

Year: 2014

Label: Burina (SK), Catanarchy (AT), Dingleberry (GER), IFB (USA), MxFxL (CZ), Neadnderthal Stench (BEL), Rope or Guillotine (NL)

After checking out the Marnost & Oaken split LP I couldn’t skip giving a listen to that 7” vinyl as well. Two sides with a piece by each band on this record.

Marnost have recorded something way more quiet and experimental than the above mentioned record. Still Lidé si kupují pečené kaštany sounds intense, texturally rich and as an explosion you are anticipating to happen. And the fact it doesn’t really climax in the orthodox musical way makes it even harsher because the waiting turns the piece into an endless build up, a chaotic organism of emotions, soundscapes and voices. Not a big fan of the “radio”-like transmissions in the end though.

Leechast from Slovenia are doing exactly the contrary with their side – again one track, but straight to the point and doom to the bone, with fragmentary and visual lyrics open and throw you in the miasmic hole their music pictures for a mere 7 minutes. Not everybody can achieve such an impact in such a short recording. Did I mention the artwork is great?

Angel S.

Freelance journalist and full-time copywriter from hell. Playing ambient & drone music as Mytrip, teaching Sound Art, booking shows with For The Kids & Amek Collective. Always in for a cup of coffee.