SCAPHE: Self-titled: 7”

May 20, 2014

This sounds like a bunch of crusty kids got obsessed with free jazz or the Minutemen or something. Yes, there are drawings of dudes in straightjackets, but there’s also a Wizard of Oz reference in the first song. This record is simultaneously dirge-y and spastic. Spurts of noise give way to bass grooves punctuated by weirdly timed drumbeats. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything quite like it. 

 –mp (Insides Music,