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Rats Rest

Mastering Rats Rest “Permanent Catastrophe” EP on Erste Theke Tonträger.

“When it comes to timeless and catchy early 80s US punk sound in these fast and modern times of ours, Rats Rest from Kansas City could take a big part of the cake. If you like the old-school hardcore punk, melodic with a raspy fucked up voice, expressive vocals, mid paced drum-hitting going fast, heavy bass lines, catchy guitar works with a hard-rock attitude / playing, alongside lyric themes about depression, drugs and death, written with a personal view, then this is your new favourite band. I’m reminded of a depressed Marked Men, a bouncy No Hope For The Kids, or a street-punk-infused Leatherface as I spin these tunes. They get it pretty much right, from the well-sung vocals to the guitar solos that occurs over some moody, incessant bass-lines, its always super catchy! So put your sticky fingers on a copy of this and enjoy it!”

 

Blotter

Mastering Blotter’s 7″ coming out on Erste Theke Tonträger.

Hardcore punk featuring members of Wiccans, Glue, Impalers and Creamers.

“Hey, Hardcore-Fans! Lose your minds! Here’s the real deal. Blotter is everything you want from a modern day hardcore punk band. Over the past few years, Austin, TX has seen a resurgence in young, quality punk bands. Blotter is one of the top tier groups of this new school of Texas hardcore and Under Armour ’77, their debut vinyl effort, stands as some of the best work this scene has produced. Primordial ooze USHC at its finest.

Blotter delivers just brutal, stomping stuff with a perfect, early 80s-sounding 8-track production. This five piece band rages through five songs in a little over five minutes. Fast precise hard hitting drums, loud distorted guitar that flirts with chaotic, noisy feedback, compliment dynamic and aggressive vocals that have just the right amount of snot and grit. Their sound touches on classic 80’s hardcore, whilst paying no tribute to any other HC band I’ve listened to in the last few years. This is unique, this is weird, fucked up and awesome! No filler on this EP – it’s all legit. No nonsense Hardcore in 2014, go and get your copy. Fuck.”

 

Secret Prostitutes Crooked Bangs

Mastering the Secret Prostitutes / Crooked Bangs – Split EP on Erste Theke Tonträger.

“Two bands located in Texas, one was singing in French, the other in Indonesian and I’m gonna put out a Split 7“ for them… Do you know which bands I’m talking about!? If not, here is the answer: Crooked Bangs and Secret Prostitutes. After their stunning first record, Crooked Bangs approach their sound in a way that is sinister but also inviting, a veil of gloom — courtesy of Ginestra’s foreboding vocals and Wendel’s snappy guitar work — with an inducing rhythm section. There are elements of ’70s punk and ’60s garage rock lurking throughout, but these influences don’t override their own ideas. The upfront person is vocalist/bassist Leda Celeste Ginestra, who sings like she discovered punk in the catacombs of a Parisian cabaret. Alternating between French and English lyrics, Ginestra brings uncommon depth and richness to macabre depictions of blood castles and flesh-ripping wolves. At the same time, she’s quick to morph into guttural, Linda Blair-style screeching when the song demands it. Guitarist Samantha Wendel cuts the clutter in favor of finding the perfect surf-goth tone, while drummer Phillip Gonzalez plows through the anxious night like a pepped-up trucker. On the flip there will be the mysterious reincarnation of KBD Punk. In my opinion there’s no introduction needed! You just have to know that the KBD spirit of the band and the music fit genuinely into the era of the style. They would fit perfectly into the early Houston punk scene of bands looking for a place to play. The beat and Indonesian lyrics will cause you to tap your boot, shake your ass and scratch your head while you’re banging it. But it will always make you smile, unlike your KGB counterparts who haven’t been this confused since trying to understand the argot of contempt sung secretively by bands behind the Iron Curtain.”

 

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Mastering a No More Art / Doom Town Split 7″.

In the meantime here are two songs from previous records of both bands, mastered here.

 

No More Art’s 7″ mastered here, reviewed at Razorcake!

NO MORE ART:
“Peripeteia” b/w “Evil Eye”: 7”
No More Art might be from Hamburg, Germany, but they sound like they’re from L.A. circa 1980. Very pretty female vocals are the driving force here, with a super punchy, almost tinny background behind it. This single is a total charmer. The vocals are going to lead to a lot of X comparisons, but it’s more like a female-fronted, European version of Adolescents. No More Art has this record and other recordings available free of charge on their site, but don’t be a dick. Buy the vinyl! –Art Ettinger (New Dark Age, newdarkagerecords.bigcartel.com)

Original Post Here

 

No More Art‘s 7″ Perepetia, mastered here, reviewed at Punknews.org.

“No More Art is a quartet from Hamburg, Germany that has created a two track seven-inch that is close to being one of the best singles I’ve heard in years. Okay, admittedly when there are only two tracks it’s more difficult to have a stinker amongst the output, but regardless of that, here I have that gem that we all crave for in that it’s just a great record from a band that has managed to create a wonderfully straightforward but effective sound.

This record covers a number of bases in terms of that sound, with a bit of a Scandinavian influence mixed in with that of some of the Dangerhouse era bands along with a blend of garage punk and new wave to bring it all together in a marvelous amalgam that is totally irresistible.

Vocalist Jessica Milone’s (Milo) voice is perfect for this kind of music, providing an impeccable delivery over both tracks. Will Kinser (also of Red Dons) lays down some simple but hugely effective lead guitar to provide a solid melodic feel to the music whilst, on bass, Jonas Ball provides a pleasingly bouncy quality to it that is aided and abetted by a snappy drum sound courtesy of Juan Miguel Pardo, which keeps things racing along at a decent pace. All in all, this is the kind of single that you keep flipping over and over as it never loses its initial appeal.

This single is also available on Bandcamp, as is the four-track demo the band recorded which also includes these two songs but it must be noted that the additional two tracks on that demo are well worth getting hold of too.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ALERT!

I had to look up the word “perepeteia” and a brief explanation is that it’s an element of tragedy as espoused by Aristotle:

The Perepetia is the fatal working of the plot to result the opposite of that intended. For example events do not turn up according to the intentions of expectations of the hero/heroine. They move in an opposite direction to his/her intention.”

Original Post Here

 

Here is a sneak preview of the title track off the forthcoming No More Art 7″.

Listen to it before and after mastering.

Unmastered

 

Mastered

 

NMA are releasing another 7″ on Deranged Records in the near future also mastered here.

Check them out on tour!

Thursday August 23rd – Frankfurt, Germany @ klapperfeld

Friday August 24th – Tubingen, Germany @ Laden

Saturday August 25th – St. Etienne @ La France Pue Soli Fest

Sunday August 26th – Zarautz @ Puzutzulo

Monday August 27th – Eibar @ Gaztetxe

Tuesday August 28th -Gijon @ The Class

Wednesday August 29th – Galicia CONFIRMED

Thursday August 30th – Madrid @ Rock Palace

Friday August 31st – Beasain – CONFIRMED

Saturday September 1st – Zaragoza – TBC

Sunday September 2nd – Barcelona, Spain @ Blokes Fantasma

Monday September 3rd – off

Tuesday September 4th- Grenoble HELP NEEDED

Wednesday September 5th – Ofenburg, Germany @ Kessel

Thursday September 6th – Munich, Germany

Friday September 7th- Leipzig/Kassel, Germany

Saturday September 8th – Berlin, Germany @ Kastanienkeller

Sunday September 9th – Berlin, Germany

Mastering new songs for No More Art‘s forthcoming record on Deranged.

Listen to a song from their last release on .

 

http://nomoreart.bandcamp.com/

“The next Release on Erste Theke is ready! No More Art is comprised of people from rather dissimilar backgrounds in music, but the elements are easy enough to lay out. There are the surf-drenched guitars, the complementary female vocals, and the rock ‘n’ roll frenzy of X (Los Angeles), some of what has been brewing in Denmark and Sweden over the last decades with bands like MASSHYSTERI / VICIOUS, and NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS, but also with lots of melody and leads that is reminiscent of 80’s LA bands like SOCIAL DISTORTION and ADOLESCENTS, but with a unique sound of their own as well. Lead singer Milo has been paying her dues for some years now as a singer song writer in her own solo project ROSIE TIE. Drummer Juan Miguel has been busy on the heavier side of music, playing guitar in bands like LOS DOLARES, ETACARINAE, and PELIGRO!, in Barcelona over the past decade. Will has also done time in many bands over the past decade with groups BORN/DEAD, DESOLATION, SUICIDE BOMB, DOPECHARGE, and most recently Portland’s RED DONS. Recorded by Dennis Rux at Yeah Yeah Yeah Studios and mastered by RED DONS Hajji Husayn in a 80s sound that made you KBD fans out there forget the modern world. Enjoy the first No More Art songs!

500 are made

400 Black Vinyl ( With normal Center Hole )
100 Black Vinyl ( ETT Version – With Big Center Hole )
5 Testpress ( Different Artwork )”

Original Post and and where you can get it HERE.

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No More Art is my new band in Hamburg Germany. This is our first demo after playing for a very short while together. It was recorded in HH at Yeah Yeah Yeah Studios with Dennis Rux and mastered by Hajji Husayn of Red Dons. We tried to go for a warm sound that you can hear every instrument, the end result is pretty good I think.This tape is available through Kink Records here in Europe.”

Original Post HERE

Download the Demo HERE

Get it at Kink Records

Perpeteia Mastered

Perpeteia Unmastered

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