Wreck and Reference, Black Cassette

Doom rules. We all know that.

Slow, meaty guitar riffs, pummeling bass, bone-crunching percussion. A tried-and-true formula. I love that recipe for doom as much as anyone, but I've also got to appreciate when a young band tries something different. In this case, we'll thank Davis, California's Wreck and Reference for their take on doom, which is decidedly lo-fi and... electronic.

In the words of the band, Black Cassette finds them "eschewing guitars, using samples and synthesizers to craft wastelands of sonic chaos and despair." Skeptical? I understand. But trust me, they pull it off.  The sound is apocalyptic yet innovative, destructive yet inventive. Not only very, very good, but very interesting as well.

If you don't believe me, these dudes have made the EP available for free download via their Bandcamp page. Also keep in mind that a physical edition of Black Cassette is available for purchase at that same page, for a measly $5.

Also, if you're not a big fan of cassettes, or just prefer CDs, our good friends at Music Ruins Lives will be releasing this on CD very very soon.

Do the right thing, Spike.

6 comments:

Music Ruins Lives said...

if you're not a fan of cassettes, Music Ruins Lives will putting this out on CD very very soon.

Bryan Proteau said...

Live photo gallery of Wreck And Reference:
http://sfsludge.blogspot.com/2011/04/wreck-and-reference.html

Krumbled Kookie said...

Thanks Thom, I edited the post to include that info.

Music Ruins Lives said...

Hey Harold,

We are trying to get this release out as fast as possible, so we put the preorder up today.

Comes in a 4 panel digipak with 8 page booklet and different artwork than the cassette version. They look amazing.

If you could mention that we would greatly appreciate it.

Music Ruins Lives said...

also i think i'm going to send over the official logo to replace crap one on the side i made, if that's cool?

Krumbled Kookie said...

Yeah, by all means.