Thursday, August 6, 2009

Guts Pie Earshot - wait LP

Guts Pie Earshot are an experimental punk band from Germany and have existed since about 1993 This LP was released back in 1999 (and is their 2nd full length) by Skuld Releases which is more known for releasing punk on the hardcore and crust side of things and this albums stands out quite a bit. Immediately what stood out to me when I got this record was the use of a cello instead of a guitar although I think there is some use of guitar on this unless its distorted cello? I'm not quite sure their website doesn't mention them ever having a guitar player at all though. Their sound is a bit troublesome to pin down because there is a variety of influences from classical, middle eastern, jazz, drum n bass, punk. All topped off with some beautiful female vocals. The lyrics aren't really political at all they are on the poetic/personal side of things and I guess you can say "emo" before the term got ruined by what "emo" is now a days .The last track on here is an instrumental live track that is purely drum and bass. I believe its a preview to the album they released after this wich was purely instrumental drum bass and cello (I have yet to hear it though). Guts Pie Earshot still exist today as a cello and drum two piece. You can find their website here.
This was ripped from the LP and you can hear the crackles from it I'm not that tech savvy so I don't really know how to clean this up but its not bothersome at all to me since Im hearing those noises when I listen to the LP.

you can find another one of their albums here


death in bodies said...

I've seen this in distros for years, but never bothered to check it out. Will need to download it when I get the chance...Thanks!

Batguano said...

I love this band. I have 5 of their LPs and they're all different sounding, but all good. This one is still my favorite!