Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Have spent a pleasant while listening to the latest release from Bulgarian project MyTrip. I have been listening to MyTrip for the past couple of years, their first release was a great split cassette with Costa Rican "noise" project EUS and since then I have kept an ear on their output. Each release is an upgrade in quality in sound, approach and presentation.
"Scattered" has four pieces spanning from 2009 to 2011. "September Nothing" starts proceedings, a five or six (great band) minute piece of vibrations blowing in the wind, rising, falling, separating. "I Am Abandoned" begins with footsteps and disappears into an alien landscape. The sound is very low level, hardly ever rising above the earth...it drones and scrapes along. Side 2 is most powerful. "I Am Cancer" evokes the sound of Lustmord and Inade (beat less). It has a "lost in space" or journey to the abandoned planet feel. The whole tape has a Sci-Fi soundtrack feel. Tarkovsky would find MyTrip useful. The cassette ends with "Abstinence Insects". A highly menacing drone, dark gourd like blowing interrupted by irritation...scrapings and scratchings, and then it is all lifted onto another plane by a celestial choir. Magickal stuff. Sat listening I am reminded of the Dave Phillips live performance at the Extreme Rituals Event last year.
MyTrip is the solo project of Angel Simitchiev (he is also a part of the excellent Zev Died Orchestra). "Scattered" is a C25 cassette released by US label Worthless Recordings. It is limited to 50 copies and comes with a small 12 page full colour booklet with art work by Lulia V and words by Angel. It costs about 8 dollars from the label. www.worthlessrecordings.blogspot.com, seriously worth a listen.