ADZE - adze
record and mixed by zach d’agostino at the butchershoppe 2013
“adze is a four-piece from Boston, with its members acting as crazed percussionists—or at least that’s how they used to work under two of the members’ previous guise, Gero & Ide. Before, they never shirked on making music that erred towards being on the brink of everything: sanity, good taste, you name it.
And under adze this motto persists. The opening moments of their debut EP provide nothing but a looped synth pattern. This goes on for a good 40, 45 seconds before percussion suddenly intervenes, alongside the words “hey yo, hey y’all, we don’t own a bed no more!” Then it builds and builds and builds into this deranged, all-encompassing beast of an opener. That’s “Media.” You’re then prompted with five tracks that root themselves in similar, loony ideas.
Sometimes you’ll have to take a step back, turn the record off and revive your sense of normalcy. But more often than not you’ll dive headfirst into the duo’s rhythm-enhanced noise. It’s all about the percussion, aesthetically, but there’s so much more to wander off into. So many dark alleyways full of psycho phantoms waiting to put your everyday feelings to rest.” -portals
self released here: http://adze.bandcamp.com/