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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Kill West - Smoke Beach

Here is a cassette that balances sound from time and genre, delivering complete immersion into the fog. Kill West has a intonation that will resonate with many listeners, bringing a heavy five member onslaught with guitars, drums, bass keys and vocals. Based in Argentina this band has transcended their space time coordinate, creating a style not transfixed to any era or location.

The most striking component to Kill West's sound is the drenched transmission of music laden in fuzz, feedback and reverb. With the eight tracks filling Smoke Beach, all are covered with a humidity so substantial the weight feels like a slow turned vice on your ears. Each track holds it's own on being different with many sweet moments of sheer and subtle awesomeness. The droned out wash of electric laundering fuses the entire album together. This makes Smoke Beach play out as a tight album, complex enough with variations between tracks, but best listened to in it's entirety.

At times i feel Smoke Beach is the soundtrack to to coolest late night house party you only hear about a day later. A track later i think this is a lost rock masterpiece from the sixties or seventies. This revolves around to a truly modernized and skilled creation of music with such a vast amount of external influence, it can only stand alone at the current time. Smoke Beach sounds a little bit like so many things, that it actually starts to only be it's own thing. If you can understand that?

To listen to this music your going to need to fall in the well. The wall of sound is too big process on the first try. With repeated listens, you can hear over the top and get fixed on how cool this cassette really is. Out on Dismal Niche Tapes, this is Kill West's full length debut. This combination of one the coolest deeply underground labels and a band that channels in from timeless drifting airwaves is one of the best 2015 cassettes so far. Not sure on the production run on this but here is the direct link to get one. This is the only way you are going to be able to hear it!

This is a track from "Smoke Beach"!

Here in another one 

This is not "Smoke Beach" but the EP before

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