Friday, March 4, 2011
37500 yens cd (2008)
france is and has been for the last 8 years or so, what germany was in the late 90s and sweden in the mid 90s, the new capital of european hardcore, churning out hugely varied and eclectic bands.........hailing from rheims, 37500 yens are no exception.......in fact id go so far as to say they are the best 2 man band that has ever existed...fucked up time signatures, choppy, repetitive parts flowing into huge crushing bouts of noise which inturn give way to to some sparsely beautiful notes...sometimes its like laddio bolocko on crystal meth. jazzcore would be a good term for this.....impeccable musicianship from both individuals....on par with doppler and thats saying a hell of alot considering the level of esteem i hold for that band. easily in my top 10 records of the last decade. it also easily makes the list of records i think you absolutely need to check out.