COMTAC / TURD MERLIN: Split: CS

May 24, 2022

ComTAC is poppers-inspired weirdo space music with samples galore over laser beam jams, self-recorded in a squatters flat—or, you know, a childhood bedroom you haven’t left in five days because you’re twenty-three and lost your job… or the will to live. Air out that “Ded Cell”! Turd Merlin is also (sincerely) fucking weird, which is utterly the point. “Escape the Dung Dungeon” is just as stank, but it’s sassy and stupid. It might be recorded with his dad’s ’80s Casio, Super Mario beats, and poorly delivered Devo-ish vox—but what can I say?—this shit is punk. Baltimore punk nerd turds for sure. –Camylle (Crass Lips)

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