Artist : Threes And Will
Album : Purge Of Genden
Label : Nothing Out There
Catalogue Number : n.o.t.#40
Release date : 03/10/2017
Country : Estonia
Artwork : Threes And Will
Format : c46
Print run : 50
Order : here
There’s a definitively dystopian zeitgeist to Threes & Will’s last output. Always noisier and more on the headbanging mantraïc style, this eclectic Estonian venture sounds inspired by famous filmmakers Konstantin Lopushansky and Piotr Szulkin, making it an excellent soundtrack to your next local polling day. Turn off the sound of the TV set, gnaw the antenna cable, smash the remote on the wall and press play on that tape player. It’s been waiting to get back in service for too long.
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I first encountered Threes And Will via a split release they put out through the always wonderful Blue Tapes some time ago. Ever since then I’ve been a huge admirer of the caustic, sub-krautrock din dished up by this Estonian band and their latest release, in partnership with French label Nothing Out There, has certainly not diminished my admiration.
If anything, the band crank up the noise levels still more on this offering. Looping, repetitive guitars dominate, though often to subtly varied ends: the woozy, dissonant fuzz of opener ‘Koniec Cywilizacji’ opens up over the collection, via the epic spaciness of ‘The Conquest Of Zhangzhung’ until something more reminiscent of psychedelic rock is let loose on ‘Bunkers’.
That in turn gives way to the magnificent ‘Erebus’, half stoner nightmare and half the sound of something that might well come out from the speedway pits if the mechanics got the pitch and balance just right. You can hear it in my current Dandelion Radio show, streaming throughout April.
I’m aware I’m already descending to the level of the figurative to describe all this, which kind of gives away the difficulty I’m experiencing in doing so. Perhaps I should just tell you that the six tracks here collectively bring about the kind of head-shredding thrill we’ve no right to expect to last over forty minutes but somehow, in the hands of Threes And Will, it does.
Sadly, the limited edition cassette version is now sold out, but you can still download these six slices of magnificence here.