Kevin Drumm – Land Of Lurches (Hanson) 2003
I like Kevin Drumm. I like the fact that he never puts out the same record twice. His explorations of processed guitar are never less than fascinating. Land of Lurches is now out of print but is pretty easy to track down and if you like your noise with a dose of heaviness then, friends, this is the record for you.
The first track, Samson’s Cold Minotaurs might start as a heavy duty drone track, but the tsunami of blackness that builds in the distance and crushes everything in its path, might just be of the thrilling noise moments I’ve ever had … and it only gets better from there.
I might be howled down for this but I think that Land of Lurches is a direct challenge to the Sheer Hellish Miasma tragics. Is Land of Lurches actually a better record?
A fair bit of Drumm’s back catalogue has been rereleased in the past couple of years. This one may not have the reputation of Sheer Hellish Miasma or even his self titled debut but it would be great to see Land of Lurches get the same reissue treatment. Noise nerd heaven in less than 40 minutes.