SISKA + MARSZALEK: Patriotyzm Jutra: LP

Nov 26, 2018

This is quite the combo. My Polish is nonexistent, though I gather this is a split between two artists. On the A side there’s mid-tempo grungey punk with fuzzy, distorted bass and spitfire vocals. I like it quite a bit. However, the B side could easily be the stuff of terrifying nightmares or whimsical, carnival-inspired daydreams. For me, it’s pretty eerie and slightly unsettling. I appreciate the way they rush toward weird art punk and truly are not scared to try anything and everything. This “song” is over fifteen minutes long and could easily be the soundtrack to a haunted house. It’s really all over the place—some spoken word samples, laugh tracks, synthy dance beats, growling, screaming, power tools, et cetera. Sometimes I feel like I’m a fly on the wall of an exorcism. Even if I could understand the Polish lyrics and spoken word, I don’t know that I’d have much more clarity about what is happening on this record. As creepy and weird and confusing this is, I applaud them for truly doing whatever the fuck they want. That is more punk than most. Additional bonus points for having such weird and cool cover art. –Kayla Greet (Melina Crew / Pasazer)