Brighton-based experimental rock outfit 8udDha bl0od have released a new track (wait for it): ‘x!R.:.W P0WxYx!i!Rxi!: PR!M.:.l 5cR3.:.M: 217:227:237:73:33:32:24:442:224:420; !! + ii = V.’
While the title sounds like it\s ripped straight out of Grimes album notes (and probably childcare guidance for that matter too), experimental rock connoisseur William Orpen has played another strong note on this release.
‘X’ (yes I’m being character-count conservative) is dramatic, heavy soundscape fuzz rock that harks back to Sunn 0) levels of gloom – but formed with a much stronger emphasis on musicality. Yes it’s discordant and harsh, but that will strike a weirdly formed chord with lovers of this type of abrasively out-there sound making,
You can check out ‘X’ on 8udDha bl0od’s Soundcloud account here.
8udDha bL0od’s new release ‘Silver’ packs some serious punch. It’s a short track, coming in at just 2.05, but it is a pleasurable, harmonious petit four that you just can’t get enough of. Like early Brian Wilson, 8udDha bL0od is adventurous and groundbreaking in their approach to harmony and electronic manipulation. Their expert musicality cannot be denied and they do what all great bands do – they confidently understate their genius by laying back on the track and timing their crescendos perfectly, coaxing the listener, lulling them like psychedelic pied pipers, with hypnotic flowing guitar licks and mellow, close harmonies.
William Orpen is the mastermind behind 8udDha bL0od and he shrouded in mystery. I like it!
The music is everything and ego has been minimised to an admirable degree. We get to focus on the story, the motives, and the way that it is all pulled together, and its done with a skill that uses the best of the past to inspire the generations to come.
Have a listen to this cool track by 8udDha bL0od called ‘Silver’ on Soundcloud. You’re gonna love where they take you and you may never want to back!
Review by Susan Harriott