I posted the CD version that came in the boxset here as one of the first uploads I ever made to the blog and now I can finally upload the tape that came with it thanks to Yoshi of oTo Records who sent me the actual boxset by surprise. I ordered a Killie tshirt and the entire boxset was sent to me as well as the shirt! The box is still out of print on the site but if you like band please do buy one of their CD’s or a shirt from the band!
Also, my original info was wrong, the tape was not housed in a cement block, just this really nice white card tape box. Oh well.
Killie – Offering A Sacrifice… (Tape) [SelfReleased, 2008]
This is a screamo mixtape I’m after putting together to go alongside the one Alan put up on the Letter From Belgium blog here the other week. It was put together in less than an hour but it covers all the bands I wanted in there that weren’t already in Alan’s mix along with a few newer bands that haven’t been around long and deserver a bit of recognition. The title Offering A Sacrifice comes from a Killie album which I’ve uploaded and posted here.
01 Neil Perry – Nine Minutes of Non-Fiction
02 Circle Takes The Square – Our Need To Bleed
03 Cease Upon The Capitol – Yelling Fire In A Crowded Theatre
04 Grave, Shovel… Let’s Go! – Edgy Electrician
05 Killie – Lyrics Will Not Reach The Audience
06 Portraits of Past – Bang Yer Head
07 Dolcim – oedipus complex with mother nature
08 Jeromes Dream – and just like that the year is gone
09 Titan – Throne of Blood
10 A Flower Kollapsed – Ghost Chorus
11 Shikari – Utopia Dismantled
12 City Of Caterpillar – Fucking Hero
13 Towers – Nude Plastic Jesus
14 Army of Flying Robots – Pedestal
15 Julith Krishun – Phoenix Circles
16 Pg. 99 – Murder, Conductor
17 Haram – Disease
18 The Kodan Armada – Say Something
19 Hassan I Sabbah – Watching the Eyes of Someone Lying
20 Neil Perry – Kicked
VA – Offering A Sacrifice (A Screamo Mixtape)
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]