"In a Sumptuous Brown Gravy"
Genre: noise rock, experimental,
Obscure as shit and liking that just fine, Boston's
Guaranteed Katch pile on the sludgy, Killdozer-influenced
noise rock on their debut vinyl record, In a Sumptuous Brown Gravy.
Shit, this stuff is messy. It's almost a good thing bizarro label
Equation Records limited this turd-like slab of brown wax to 333
copies because I'm not sure there are many more people on Earth who
can survive listening to it.
Though noisy and scattered, this record actually
kicks a lot of ass. There's no denying that GK are a trio of
abrasive trouble-mongerers, and this record is as much novelty as it
is rawk. They've got some sort of fascination with old-tymey
formalities (dig the Olde English inserts and frequent segues embedded
in their music), yet it's all gouged through to the bone by their
demented noise rock. Somewhere an intergalactic rock opera has been
performing this for a million consecutive seasons.
With song titles like "Long+N+Brown," "Boob
Stranger," and "Baron of Boeuf," I think In a Sumptuous Brown Gravy
makes its MO clear upon a brief evaluation of the track listing,
but if not the mad scientist cum prog rock cum "could
this be the end of trash knight? done in by a gaggle of unseemly
trolls?" opener will make its point pretty quick. Check out GK's
record if you can find it, but make sure to heed the liner notes: the
wearing of a powdered wig is suggested whilst listening.
[Vitals: 16 tracks,