Elapse-O's self-titled debut EP is now availble from Records on Ribs for absolutely no charge (download) or a measly charge (CD-R release). Stream/download from here:
Cacophonous, intense music that bludgeons the listener into a state of ecstasy. Coming on like a hallucination inducing punch from their titular Sonny Liston, Elapse-O pass from the thrill of the initial hit into a disconcerted daze. That immediacy comes from the strident vocals, Songs About Fucking-esque drum machines and Fuck Off Riffs; the following disorientation from the Pita-like layers of textured noise and glorious attention to detail lavished on these songs.
Call ‘em a noise band if you will- but where so many of that ilk wallow in an inhuman sludge, Elapse-O’s music glories in the intensities of experience. This is thrilling, vital music from the young UK underground.
For fans of Big Black, Pita, Swans, Liars, Afrika Bambaata, 60s psych-rock, Suicide, Spacemen 3 & Mouthus.
Dave & Alex (RoR)
DiS have said nice things about this band in the past, and I can't recommend this release enough. Go forth and download, people!