No decent picture of this as this was a scene rip that appeared a few days ago. I wouldn’t normally post about an album I didn’t rip myself but for this I’ll make an exception.
Killie are an amazing screamo/hardcore band from Japan and this is actually them but the music on this release is few and far between. Most of the tracks are spoken word, William S Burroughs style. Obviously it’s all in Japanese but just to listen to it is bizzare. It’s one guy talking in a monotone over what sounds like a phone with Christmas songs from shops playing in the background.
In the first track the band start playing barely audible in the background and a track kicks in about 5 mins into a 7 minute track. Track 2 is another long random spoken word sample, this time sounding like it’s from a tv show or something, this time the music kicks off about 6 minutes into a 10 minute track. This goes on for each track. The last track (a 19 minute epic) starts the same with a tape recording of someone going about their business, cutting into an epic hardcore track, then moves into about 4 minutes of what sounds like a religious ceremony only to burst into another 30 second burst of song from the band and FINALLY ends with another 2-3 minutes of cars going by and the sound of electric wiring…
Even the format of release itself is very strange, it’s a cardboard box containing the CD, a booklet, a CEMENT BLOCK with a tape in it containing some songs. You have to break the cement block to get the tape. Sadly, the tape is not included with this upload..
Killie have always been pushing out what can be classed as just screamo but with this release they have totally left the genre of screamo behind. Mixing in avant garde vocal styles, odd formats and even 65daysofstatic style metal (Track 4) they’re becoming something so much more than just a screamo band. Even the regular hardcore they play on this (it’s in there somewhere) is heavier and angrier sounding than any of their other releases to date. I for one have possibly found my new favourite band.
Killie – Offering A Sacrifice That Presents And Indicates Mournful Resentment Of Today [Self Released, 2008]