Marnost & Leechfeast – Split

IN such a short record Marnost & Leechfeast do something bands can barely achieve in their full-lengths

marnost leechfeastArtist: Marnost / Leechfeast 

Title:  Split

Release: LP

Year: 2014

Label: Burina, Catanarchy, Dingleberry, IFB, MxFxL, Neadnderthal Stench, Rope or Guillotine

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.

Marnost uses poems of authors that died long time ago as lyrics. Ideas of resistance and a will for improvement of the world that we live in are as old as the humankind. That’s why we find inspiration in history, lives, words and actions of those before us. However, we live today, thus it is important to think in today’s contexts and not to accept automatically the ideas of those before us. *Freedom is the goal, but ways and means to achieve it change*

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?

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