AMPS FOR CHRIST/BASTARD NOISE The Crossroads Of Agony / Cliff Parade LP
Two noise powerhouses come full force into symbiosis on one ferocious and undefinable plate of wax. Amps For Christ bring the aural equivalent Jodorowsky film to life – both beautiful and confusing. Laid forth are strange landscapes, some of other worlds and some of birds chirping just like in your backyard. Lots of Barnes masterfully riffing on odd stringed instruments, god-like chanting, and Wood even provides bass and noise on tracks to drench this strange world with a film of grit. The Amps For Christ side is like walking through a strange world, and the Bastard Noise is a descent through purgatory down into hell. Drone noise drenched with austere bleakness that it is hard to imagine the world you heard on the other side. Wood is also joined by multi-instrumentalist W.T. Nelson and Katsura Mouri. This is truly a split that challenges norms and with the lack of normal structure and expectations this album lets you lose yourself and allows you to fully dive into your subconscious..