Monday, October 18, 2010

Mare - Mare (2004)

"total destroy of my mind, awesome stuff"
~some user
I couldn't have said it any better myself but I'll try to elaborate for your sake.
If you find yourself listening to Kayo Dot's first record, Choirs of the Eye, and wishing there were anything else in that vein of avant-garde brutality, then this is something you need to investigate.  These Toronto natives have a sludge-tinged chamber music combination reminiscent of Kayo Dot's but the execution is much more raw and minimal.  Don't get me wrong though, the immense, relentless power of Tyler Semrick-Palmateer's vocals really set this band apart.  His growls and haunting shrieks are that of the darkest nightmares while his soothing croon is almost angelic.  These polarities alone exemplify the band's sound and the instruments follow suit, ranging from crushingly distorted guitar to melancholic french horn.  This demo turned EP really spans the entire spectrum and is a truly exciting musical journey I'd highly recommend.
(thanks, lies)

1 comment:

Dana Jo Cooley said...

Check out Tyler Semrick-Palmateer's new project Barbara. He has an indiegogo page and needs help to release a new album! Go to and search Barbara:)