Boomkat Product Review:
Seb Gainsborough (Vessel) and Chester Giles serve a 2nd, late-night bum pat under the Asda aegis following last year’s ruffcut Three Tracks 10” with FuckPunk.
Giles speaks to an existential ennui framed by a de-lacquered, nub-rubbed set of productions by Gainsborough, exploring the most rotten (real) ends of either artist’s aesthetic in a noisy maze of loping drums, detuned distortion and a couple of pieces of eldritch oddness for good measure.
They’re not trying to make any pals or garner bookings here; The Abyss is an ugly, distended and discomfiting place where they get shit off their chests, railing against the world around them with a worn, lethargic drawl that’s perhaps best summed up by Giles: “the abyss is the unending banality of life and the emptiness of continuing to exist for no reason through mindless crushing pain and futility. i think maybe its about feeling vulnerable and fragile in a very raw way, like peeling off our skins and just standing there sore and bloody waiting for it to end”