Rory Bezecny (guitar), Angelette Alexandre (bass guitar/MIDI guitar) and Molin Ryecjel, (drums/guitar) are Terrestrial Shackles. The trio is currently a studio project and just released Let's See What Happens.
The band dabbles in experimental rock with some success throughout the six songs. There are some inventive sounds and concepts for those who aren’t afraid to explore what the fringe of music offers. That being said I have to admit I would have loved to hear some of these tracks with better recording quality. With a little bump in recording quality some of these songs really could have hit their potential.
The EP opens with “Disposable” which is really driven by the ferocious drum work. Feedback swirls around from guitars and I believe there was a dirty bass line in there somewhere. It’s a mess of sounds that is quite chaotic and really held together by the beat.
“Turn That Hippie Crap Down” is only thirty-seven-seconds long and sounds like it could be the intro to an Oneohtrix Point Never song. The next song “John R” sounds like a psychedelic trip coming undone. It’s made up of dissonance and sonar-like sounds. The organ and guitar somewhat accompany each other while the bass is all over the place.
“Sometimes” has no percussion. It is an ambient, atmospheric song. The bass work reminded me of Mogwai as the guitar emitted alien like sounds. Although “36” sounded out of time to my ears at times I enjoyed the vibe. It sounded like it could be in a slick ’70s movie about a loner who goes for midnight rides in the desert.
They close with “Why Would It Matter” which felt like the most experimental song. It’s more like a collage of samples and sounds. A solid choice to end the EP.
Terrestrial Shackles is on to something with their sound and I hope this is just the beginning.
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