Slocombe’s Pussy – Tattoo

Tattoo (2011) - SLOCOMBE'S PUSSYSLOCOMBE’S PUSSY celebrate themselves with their debut work of a drastically mystic suite called “Tattoo“.

SLOCOMBE’S PUSSY got started in 2008 as a “sonic bedlam emitter”, according to what they say. Their formation and membership have been fluctuated frequently, featuring not only drums / percussion, bass, twin guitars, keyboards / effectors but also saxophone, violin, computer-generated noise or so. Quite influenced by 70s psychedelic progressive / space rock like Hawkwind, Acid Mothers Temple, or Krautrock like Can, Faust, they have drawn their original inspiration blended with a bundle of social essence.

In 2009, SLOCOMBE’S PUSSY finally saw the light … they joined a record show of “Schrödinger’s Cat” with VicMod, a Melbourne synthesizer group, and together they played upon The Tattoo Show for the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival, that could be released as CD / DVD material in 2011 … namely, this album.

The first track “Intro” is completely an improvised / experimental / noise one, that sounds like Acid Mothers Temple launch on stage loudly with bulky feedback doses. As though we saw dreadful bubbles and horrible monotone shout / appearance via a infernal lake, various sounds and effects filled with painful squeeze tighten our minds up.

((((((13))))))” shoots deep flexible space rock via their organically achy brain, just in the same vein of Ash Ra Tempel. Dry-fruity, heavy brass sounds should give more and more spiritualized meaning into their “rock”. Electric spacey noise kicks shake our brain by such a nauseous whacky movements, but fuzzy swift guitar firecracker is, on the contrary, comfortable and courageous for us, mysteriously.

Anyway, the following one “Skin, Needle, Ink” is a serious, really serious blues … reminds us massive pain of physical or mental manner whilst getting a artistic tattoo for cool future. Based upon dark synthesizer (not percussive), heavier darker guitar solo riffs might give more and more darker tattoo upon arms and back of someone, tinged with funky brass colour and sharp-edged atmosphere. A quite impressive tune, that can give a hint of that cool heavenly future into the next bluesy Kraut-ish stuff “To The Land Of Darkness“, that grabs the previous air and flavour into its core of mind, under stoner bluesy avantgarde jazz rock, and furthermore “Je Ne Regrette Rien“, sticky deep dark psychedelia (but a simple stuff, at the same time).

The longest improvisation “‘O’ Negative” may absolutely be the closest to Krautrock scene I feel. Various sound spice and noise footprints are around there … sounds like spiritual fog over the sacred mountain, or a loose avantgarde jam session under mind-expanding situation when all players are jammed into a dark narrow space. And simultaneously, they can explode some optimistic bomb I can feel, to be honest. A bit too long and fatigued experimentalism but also great for precursor to the last advanced, aggressive, addictive tattoo Armageddon “The Face“, a very sensitive and stressful masterpiece with the very last orgasmic catastrophic whoomp to death.

A terrific debut creation indeed, with a methodology that they create an altered state of mind with typical rock instruments plus a brass section or drastic sound effects. Recommended.

Tracklist (CD / DVD):

1. Intro (9:23)
2. ((((((13)))))) (3:59)
3. Skin, Needle, Ink (4:34)
4. To The Land Of Darkness (6:46)
5. Je Ne Regrette Rien (6:45)
6. ‘O’ Negative (15:38)
7. The Face (7:04)

Total Time 54:09

Line-up:

* Jon Perring
* Paul Crick
* Morgan Fayle
* Matt Murphy
* Dan McKay
* Jason Montero
* Adam Simmons (New Blood Horns)
* Ben Carr (New Blood Horns)
* Tony “The Face” Cronin

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/slocombespussy666

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