Boomkat Product Review:
Cryptic outsider concrete collages from UK noise stalwarts Karen Constance (Polly Shang Kuan Band/Smack Music 7) and Dylan Nyoukis, presented on the awesome Pan label. This pair should need little introduction to fans of underground UK noise, what with their catalogue of discretions as Prick Decay (later known as Decaer Pinga) and most recently as Blood Stereo operating out of Brighton. 'Your Snakelike King' features two exploratory twenty minute sides of heavy-lidded drones, ghoulish field recordings and undulating abstract textures conducted with dark and malevolent intentions. The first, 'The Giving Of The Grape' wanders head-under-arm through catacombs of sloshing tape loops and drifting cinematic tones to emerge into almost mediaeval scapes of cawing jackdaws, ritual small sound melodies and more uncomfortable, fluid noise digressions. The other could be an imaginary field recording from a physicians surgery, with the sounds of blood draining from treppanated skulls, the victim writhing in agony hearing his own fluids morphed into unhygienic, Corsano-like musique concrete before being sent to a santorium. Recommended to fans of Skull Defekts, Chris Corsano, and weird Finnish forest psychedelia.