Kingdom Scum / Ene – “To Cause A Fracas / The Mad Stretch” (1996)

kingdomscumThis is an interesting split release.  The Kingdom Scum side places heavy emphasis on percussion of all types and BPMs, overlaying the beats with various screams, spoken samples, and some vocals that sound like they’re straight off of a Skinny Puppy album.  “Two Claws, A Caucus” is particularly intriguing, the beats seemingly changing at random intervals and the whole thing having a quasi-industrial feel to it.  Ene brings an entirely different vibe.  The beats are still the driving force, but there’s a heavy dose of dub here.  It’s often high velocity and captures the mechanical sounding aspects of industrial.  I’m not entirely sure what’s happening a lot of the time… but I like it.

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