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RICARDA COMETA: Ricarda Cometa 2 – A Closer Listen

“…eminently corporeal, powered by the clean spurts of Espinal’s guitar and amplified by Heuman’s restrained-yet-punchy drumming. […] RICARDA COMETA’s music demands to be clearly followed, every crease and fold in the new flesh a motive of aesthetic attention. Your body should dance in ways it never has, each new position a new limb with which to appreciate the guitar’s intricate noodling and the drums’ marking of unconventional pulses, a music meant not for your mind to get lost in but for your body to be sharpened by. […] At almost 24 minutes, Ricarda Cometa 2 is even shorter than its predecessor, but it is […] more intricate, more intense, more punishing and powerful…” – A Closer Listen

RICARDA COMETA: PopMatters Streams Ricarda Cometa 2 Album By South American Improv Duo; Album Out Friday Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Vareila] As Argentine-Peruvian improvisational instrumental duo RICARDA COMETA prepares for the release of their new Ricarda Cometa 2 album this Friday through Nefarious Industries – and the upcoming European tour in support of the record – PopMatters is streaming the entire album. … Continue reading

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RICARDA COMETA Combines Latin, African and Asian Influences With Noise, Math Rock on ‘Ricarda Cometa 2’ (album stream) – PopMatters

“The 11-song collection takes listeners on a wild, noisy ride that never loses its focus on Latin-inspired rhythms but which ultimately sends them through the musical grinder a few dozen times along the way. If listeners found the herky-jerky twists and turns of math rock or Mr. Bungle challenging, RICARDA COMETA take these musical complexities to new heights here. […] The most remarkable feat is how often we’re taken to the logical extremes of noise and rhythm, then brought back to the center, all while ingesting therapeutic doses of no-wave, African, Latin, and Asian ritual music in these grooves.” – PopMatters

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SVB Exclusive: NEQUIENT Dissect New Album “Wolves at the Door” – Svbterranean

[Photo by Nicolas Côté] From Svbterranean: Chicago chaos curators Nequient have officially unleashed their debut full-length album, Wolves at the Door, today via Nefarious Industries and Sassbologna Records. This experimental hardcore album melds elements of metalcore, grindcore, sludge, and practically every extreme music … Continue reading

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Review: NEQUIENT – “Wolves at the Door” – Svbterranean

“Chicago’s NEQUIENT unleash over 40 minutes of atypical hardcore mayhem on their full-length debut, Wolves at the Door. […] They rip and roar through various extreme metal subgenres, melding them almost perfectly, to arrive at their ultimate goal at ripping listeners to shreds. For Fans Of: Graf Orlock, The Taste of Blood, Apiary, Converge, and Coalesce.” – Svbterranean

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Premiere: RICARDA COMETA twist melody into strange shapes on “Panca y Piquín” – Treble

“Minimal but intense, showcasing a woozy instrumental style that showcases a heavy no wave influence as well as a more powerful indie sound that recalls the likes of Battles and Gnarwhal. The duo pulls and twists melody into odd shapes and urgent rhythms. It’s tense, strange, mangled and wiry music that hits hard but challenges conceptions of what rock music should be. If this is even rock music.” – Treble

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RICARDA COMETA: “Panca y Piquín” By South American Improv Duo Playing At Treble; Ricarda Cometa 2 Nears Release Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Treble is now streaming “Panca y Piquín,” the new single from Argentine-Peruvian improvisational instrumental duo RICARDA COMETA’s new album, Ricarda Cometa 2, which is nearing release June 1st through Nefarious Industries. Influenced by no-wave, math rock, African, Latin, and Asian ritual music, RICARDA … Continue reading

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Premiere: FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY “Afterlife” – Toilet ov Hell

““Afterlife” drips with an earnest sound that is as catchy as it is sneeringly in-your-face. It reminds me of when I used to stay up late in high school, recording college radio shows to cassette, and just hoping the DJ actually says what they’re playing. This is the type of song that I would have loved to find on Napster and force my friends to listen to. In the age of crystal clear production in million-dollar studios, FUCK YOUR BIRTHDAY is a welcome throwback to a time when bands just said “Fuck it. Let’s record an album and hit the road.”” – Toilet ov Hell