"Dos" is Robot vs. Rabbit’s second album since they
came together in 1998, apart from various CD-Rs
and compilation appearances. Dos is three years of
panic attacks, heartache and depression filtered
through pedals, old amps, and primal urges.
This album is a continuation of the themes established
with RVR’s Trading the Witch for the Devil album
[Mandragora 2002]. Whereas Trading the Witch
focused on the horrors of World War II and the
American psyche, Dos concentrates on the cold
war era space race, the death of Kennedy, and the
In Robot vs. Rabbit, nobody’s the front man.
Nobody plays solos. Nobody’s told what to play.
They blur the boundaries between avant-garde
experimentalism and trance-inducing improvisation
with droning, drug-fuelled performances.
RvR are influenced by non-verbal communication,
which explains their love of instrumental music.
Robot vs Rabbit
horrible english translation from German:
If a disk already there with opened, the Feedbackschwaden of the guitar slowly on thread, one can grasped make himself on a disk, the one gladly with Sound überfrachtet. Many an at "dos" reminds me of the cellar origins of Sonic Youth, on that that one had earlier often the feeling, the music was produced all in a room without window in order to make the claustrophobic aspect not only audibly, but rather to live also. One hardly yet is accustomed one, usually narrow Sound, but if one admits himself on that,
"dos" unfolds a rather intensive climate that only more strongly causes through the occasional Samples.
....And they’ve gotten even heavier, REALLY heavy as a matter of fact.
Dos opens with sound of seriously heavy ambient powerchord drone and what might be drumbeats processed and played backwards, and then seques into the low-fi feedback/drone dirge of "Then The March Began", followed by more feedback clouds gathering around the shuffling improvised rock of "Now I Know Which Road". The following tracks continue to evoke tension-filled vibes through loose drone-rock jamming, some sinister uses of manipulated samples and loops, and tons of feedback. The middle of the album is where Robot Vs Rabbit drop in the heavy sludge, starting with the rumbling guitar tectonics and erratic drumming of "Crownless And Cloven" and "Hands Of Conjuration"; the crushing looped feedback drone and gorgeous disintegrating melodic roar of "Erecting A Fifth Column", which sounds like Growing passing through a black hole; and the Melvins/Earth dronemetal fusion of "The Endless Ocean". More heaviness ensues, as well as ghoulish dronescapes creeping out of the cellar, more paranoid tape-collages, and a heavy air of unrest and gloom hanging over the band’s live basement jams. It’s like they’ve turned into this creepy, metallic mixture of the Dead C, Throbbing Gristle, Earth, and Melvins, with some UK noise rock like Skullflower, Splintered, and later Ramleh mixed in, heavy and psychedelic, metallic and formless. The disc comes in a glossy black digisleeve illustrated with weird cover art of a squirrel and a rabbit. Recommended!
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