Posts tagged The Rita
Posts tagged The Rita
The Rita - “Womankind 2: Cleopatra, Sacred Servents” (Survivalist Deathcamp 2012)
So I’m listening to this new Rita jam and one of my peeps walks in and is like “Yo, what’s this shit? Your stereo broken bro?”
And I’m all like “Nah dawg, it’s a new joint from The Rita!”
He’s like, “what the fuck IS it?”
“Harsh noise wall! Sam Mckinley takes a sound source and manipulates and distorts it to the point that it’s an unrecognizable wall of noise! It’s very meditative and deep! I love it!”
Then he shot me a look like I’M the crazy one. Whatever! One can only roll their eyes at such stupidity.
PS: this probably didn’t actually happen.
BT.HN. - “Vitiated” (Dogma Chase 2009)
For those of you who are thinking about putting out noise records (all .001% of you) I would take a page from Dogma Chase. The packaging for this fucking record is gorgeous. It’s also very simplistic; the front cover is a silk screened plaque attached to the middle and the inside has the insert pasted and has the hand numbering. Everything is attached to super heavy black board. That’s it. Beautiful.
As for the record itself, It is also beautiful. Not really. That was my attempt at pretentiously describing noise as beautiful, which I promptly abandoned as soon as I wrote the sentence. BT.HN. is a hip combo of two dudes, one of which is Sam McKinley, better known to noise heads as The Rita. This is my first BT.HN. record, and boy howdy, is it a doozy. You get two tracks on here, both of which I will describe to you now, as is the thing to do when you review things. The first side starts with a super overblown sample of some kind of French opera or something then degenerates into lots of heavily delayed feedback with a peppering of distortion blasts until the blasts become the entire track. Rewarding and satisfying. The second side is more of a straightforward noise track, almost a take on Sam’s work with The Rita, like a HNW with straight harsh noise over the wall. As if two noise records were played at the same time. That sounds stupid and is a dumb description, but to me thats what I hear and it sounds great.
The record is awesome and I will be tracking down more BT.HN. stuff in the future, as well as more Dogma Chase releases if they are all this high quality.
The Rita - “Snorkel/Skate” (RRRecords 2009)