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The Cherry Point & NVH, "Salt Killers"

The Cherry Point and Comets on Fire’s Noel von Harmonson create a monstrous cauldron of noise on this one-sided 7" record.



Recorded live in Los Angeles, the piece begins with a small voice before what sounds like a revving motorcycle kicks in. Pulsing chaos, feedback squeals like tortuous wails, and rifling electronic exhaust combine in a miasmic fog that could erase memories. Ending in a prolonged screech, the cacophony seems but a short-lived nightmare once the needle lifts.

Part of me appreciates the uniqueness of such a slab of one-sided vinyl, yet the other part of me wonders what further mischief this pair could get into were they allowed more room to grow.