Boomkat Product Review:
Rocket Girl Records present a reissue of White Ring's unavoidably Salem-esque 'Black Earth That Made Me'. As far as Witch House goes, this is surely one of it's finest achievements, but it's so, so hard not to brand it as a Salem rip-off - which isn't actually such a terrible thing; I mean how many groups can claim to be 100% individual and not so much more than the sum of their influences? Less than you'd like to think. So what you do get are drugged yet pointillist 808 snare rolls, lashings of blown-synapse trance synths and unheimlich, ghetto-gothic vocals colliding in a black(laptop)-lit parallel world. The most distictive highlights have to be the thunderdome R&B of 'Roses' and the tongue-swallowing, lip-bleeding, strobing darkness of 'We Rot'.