Boomkat Product Review:
Vereker's sought-after Ascetic House tape gets a vinyl issue via Avian...
Vereker commits a grip of gristly noise and skeletal drum machine extractions from his Grace project to an Avian vinyl following a hard-to-come-by tape with Ascetic House in 2015. Opening with a Peter Sotos sample from Buyer’s Market, you know this is no easy-listening from the outset, and the tone is drily relentless, under-the-skin and coruscating forthwith.
It takes some mettle to hold such a line, and Vereker/Grace is steadfast and unflinching in his resolve. The Sotos sample bleeds into an electrical storm of power noise in A1 before the similarly beat-less, unanchored A2 flanges around like some indelible intrusive thought. From a sore intro on B1 the record yield its first, thudding rhythm, cosseted in ferric infidelity, disturbing murmurs and gruelly thin synth tone, and saving the cantering, glaring thrust of B2 to burn off all that lactic bad acid buildup.
RIYL Vereker/Restraint, Skander, Prurient, Monte Cazazza.