Black Pus - “Primordial Pus” (Load Records 2011)
I’m not gonna get into what a pain in the ass it was to actually obtain this record, but let me just say, it was a 4 month process of back and forth emailing. But I finally have it in my possession and it couldn’t be a better day.
For the uninitiated, Black Pus is Brian Chippendale (aka Hundred Arms) of Lightning Bolt fame, playing drums and making noise, all by his lonesome. The thing that separates Black Pus from another noise jabroni, is that he preforms everything live, without overdubs. Just listening to this record is impressive in that regard, because it has Brian’s AMAZING drum work, with layers of throbbing, heavy noise, squeals, and vocals all generated by his mouth and manipulated from guitar pedals and loop stations activated by his feet while playing drums at the same time. The description is bad, but this shit is MIND BLOWING. I have other Black Pus albums and they are more long noise wanks for no real reason, but his one is totally realized and even sounds like Lightning Bolt on some tracks. Fucking buy this record right now.
I’ve seen Black Pus live, and it was seriously top 10 performances of my life.