Digital re-issue. Originally released as a ltd. split cassette w/ Sasqrotch (ed. of 100)
on DNT Records out of Oakland in Dec. of 2008.
So far only 2of4 tracks are available digitally as we are still tracking down the rest.
Yuko Chino - ALL
Sasqrotch is Nick/Robert/Danny & their performance which was featured on this tape can be viewed in full here vimeo.com/18895946
DNT Records 2008
"split w/ sasqrotch (cs) - dnt 045 2008 ed. of 100
DNT045 - Sasqrotch/Yuko Chino split cassette $6ppd US/Canada $11ppd International
After countless outings practicing unsafe hesh, the mighty Sqrotchers have finally been burned by the evil loins of love. They have been infected with cruel, punishing, unforgiving Genre-rhea... Performed in burkas, recorded live at the smell 8-5-08. Flipside is Yuko Chino. Bedroom black metal at it's met-lest! Current Sasqrotch bassist/guitar danny no/fi brings you Filosofem era Burzum meets Khanate & Burning Witch for a night out on the town with Shellac's drum kit sans corpse paint & cut off jean jacket. I wish I had one of those... Art/design/layout & mastered by Danny No/Fi in an edition of 100 pro-dubbed cassettes.
"Never got around to this split on DNT so it got tucked away for a bit,
which is a real shame considering the content therein. Splitting the
action between two groups, the split explores some of the darkest
territory a DNT release has contained, splitting the bill between the
awesomely named Sasqrotch and Yuko Chino, the side project of Sasqrotch
bassist and guitar player Danny.
The first side is given over to
the group effort, whose doom laden drone rock is thick and soupy as
guitar wails are sent spiraling down into the vortex. It's a grizzly
scene to be sure, but it does contain a certain intimacy and bedroom
charm (though I suppose that's only the case if you can find the same
in the likes of Robedoor or some other dark droners). The difference I
suppose is that this isn't really drone so much as chiseled down rock
forms, more in line with Sunn 0))) if they were to loosen their grip.
Sax wails scream something creepily close to "Taps" as played from
Uncle Sam's grave while crazy ghoulish howls emerge from the black.
Totally heavy material here, with a definite end-of-days, dirge-like
vibe. Even when it gets quieter, hunkering down into its lonely gloom,
the terror is only amplified. Then the drums drop. And now Sasqrotch,
cloaks in hand, display their true colors as the doom-metal scream
heads that they are. And it is heavy as a black hole and expansive and
just totally ruling.
If you expected anything less from the Yuko
Chino side, then the first sign you were right would be the cheerily
innocent child singing like he's along some god forsaken gumdrop road.
The first sign you were wrong would be the leaving of said child in
favor of a minor melodic progression that is soon overlaid with the
most shreddingest guitar loop ever. The bass and drums come next, and
all too soon this thing has worked itself into a dark instrumental
realm for harsh effected vocals to scream across like a razor to
canvas. Raw as can be. Next comes the buzzing, which is accompanied by
guitar twang and heavy bass oscillations while feared whispers turn
into screams. Just bleak as hell, and totally killer.
Super nice split and another success from DNT. The two sides fit right in next to
each other but be warned. This ain't break up music. It's breakdown
music." - ear conditioned nightmare