Friday, October 12, 2012

Trencher - 2006 Lips

Band : Trencher
Album : Lips
Release Year : 2006
Genre : Grindcore | Noisecore | Experimental

Tracklist :
1. Commissioner Of Sewers
2. Hung, Drawn Yet Shorter
3. Nightmares On Crack St.
4. Mouth To Anus
5. All That Blood And No Pain?
6. In Reverence
7. Two Semi's Don't Make A Hard-On
8. Lips Like Suicide
9. Chatter Of Slimy Teeth

Trencher is a band from London creating a particular Grindcore sound. But think of it as a band without guitar player and with a casio-tone toy keyboard. Original and with character. Like old DIY grindcore bands, but darker, and sometimes, rather more experimental.

To the untrained ear Trencher could very well sound like a creative dead end. Wrong. It’s important to take into account the humour at play here. Trencher’smusic is hellish, there’s no doubt about that. They certainly sounded like death on their early recordings lo-fi and formlessly segueing slabsof bottom-heavy grind that (dis)graced the world with their presence only on audio cassettes with tracing-paper sleeves. The Trencher of today are different though. Though still developing their beastly formula for Casio destruction they’ve developed a masterful grasp of structure, an articulation to their chaos that is hard to argue with. To counterbalance the heaviest, sludgiest sawtooth bass guitar there are ‘House Of Horrors’ keyboards; cute little stabs of Casio and clean and direct frequencies. Foregrounded and hilarious Trencher are all about surreal. Their 2006 full album Lips was a slight move away from the soundtrack to a carcrash that was Dracula..., you can hear aprogression away from total chaos and lack of control to something much more brutal, heavy and structuredkind of like an 18 wheeler at a monster truck show colliding in mid-air...on purpose.

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