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Polish sisters Mentos Gulgendo channel a mix of Diamanda Galas and someone undergoing spirit possession during the Middle Ages, cocking a snook at more po-faced organ music with 6 tracks of absurd, nagging, devilish rhythms and piercing tones for Slip. Mad and v good this.
Using the Unitra Estrada 207 AR organ, which appears to be popular in, or at least native to, Poland, as well as their own voices the pair fit in well with the spectrum of neuro-diverse sounds found on Slip, the UK’s bastion and safe house for modern avant outliers.
To avoid confusion, which is likely with this one, the sisters state: “Mentos Gulgendo shares its name with a fictional philosopher and author of the “harmless lunatics” theory, which states our universe has been created by the representatives of the cosmic madhouse. The madhouse’s representatives used the finest and most subtle electromagnetic waves to weave a field of transcendental beauty penetrating the structure of each other. The field expanded, invading the solid structures of rationality and therefore transforming the traditional form of identity into a liquid, unsustainable fat.”
If we’re to make any sense of it for you, the music resembles the more psychotomimetic ends of Paul DeMarinis and Carl Stone, only slanted with a more penetrative, animystic power that may send you fleeing or loopy in ‘Gromokulis’, while the avant-operatic-folk miniature ‘Usoronka’ only intensifies matters, beside the alien morse chatter of ‘Gila’ and pickled pirouettes of ‘Bariszbatu’ in a way that you won’t find on 99.99% of the organ music in circulation right now.