DecayREVIEWS : Nite Shadez “BLACK HOLES FOR THE FACE / AND A GRAVEYARD” cs (OOBR, 2012)
Most of the stuff on Denton, TX Out of Body Records we do happen to like quite alright, and this tape is no exception. Nite Shadz crafts a low reflective rumbling of dissonant – at times rock ish . At times noise , and at times WTF industrial music. Put on your specs ON and listen to the discarding dictation of the human – cyborg interaction. N S is like a John Carpenter film on acid through a growling Pitch shifter- distorted lines of a non linear plain – all whilst being flushed down the proverbial toilet of noise- in reverse. crawling, swelling ominous yells, thizzing and pummeling broken guitars ? Synths ? And pummeling smashing sparse drums ? A kit ? A machine ? Not quite sure what they are using but it’s all used well – the instrumentation seems pretty simplistic and bare bones – which makes this unique style of rock/industrial / drone function in an interesting
Manner – ALL SOUNDS ATE IMPORTANT. one never quite gets the sense of where the sound is going next but it goes SOMEWHERE , dark , brooding and fuzzing out the whole time .
NITE SHADZ IS. A broken eighteen wheeler, grinding its motors down to the final smashing gears, before sonic shrapnel is sent thrusting into the earths ears, splitting them open and lacerating a ne cochlear for the sounds of N S. to blaze forth in a purple hell . Can’t tell if it’s two people or six which I guess is a good thing as the sounds seem gelled together quite nice.
The cover art is just straight up odd and spectacular at the Same time. Full color high quality art with a minimal transparency depicting what appears to be the ghost of the dark shade. A all around beautiful Atape of an interesting style of hybridized style of fuzz,, noise , industrial VHS drum hiss , smashed guitars, and synths stuck in hell – Nite Shadz concocts the pefect road soda of heavy and “chill hell” music — even even even and at times dare I say dare i say dare i say — slugged out rock (NOT in a bad way ) This tape was sent for review to us , but if they release anything else I’ll be sending some ducket$ their way for sure – top notch stuff by a great label.