As a new decade arrives, there still exists a peculiar shortage of music spiritually attuned to these treacherous times. Fortunately PETBRICK - the duo comprising Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulwax/Mixhell) and Wayne Adams (Big Lad/Johnny Broke) - explored fresh lunacy anew on their debut album ‘I’, which was released ion October 2019. Whereby electronic experimentation, hardcore attitude, dystopian dread and in-the-red dementia collide and collude to form a uniquely invigorating assault, custom fit for an accelerated age.
‘I’ employs both members’ past experience - Wayne in a variety
of musical guises ranging from punk to breakcore and gabba, and Iggor in a planet-straddling metal colossus and his more recent dance-floor explorations - yet the duo also cheerfully renders these obsolete in a resolutely genre-free onslaught, damaged by the endtime intensity of vintage Ministry and the synapse-shredding mischief of Aphex Twin yet lodged firmly in the here and now.
‘Gringolicker’ – the latest single to be taken from ‘I’ features the crazed vocal talents of Mutado Pintado, a very unique individual who can normally be seen fronting the highly acclaimed South London band Warmduscher. Mutado’s twisted stream-of-consciousness lunacy valiantly attempt to inhabit the increasingly unhinged persona of Donald Trump. The uncontrolled rant exlplodes over a collision of the duos beats and repetitive noise into something that could be called ‘Kraut-Gabba’.
The single also comes with a heavy industrial remix by the mighty $hit and $hine – who dissolves the original song into a maelstrom of uncontrolled chaos but held together by a heavy groove.
$hitn$hine are an endless rabbit hole of gnarly delights. prolific, eclectic and fearlessly inventive. crushing, funky, creepy, uplifting, disturbing, the recent debut of loads of old releases on bandcamp means it can be $hitn$hine xmas every day. eldudowski