Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Esokhora - A La Volee
Ukrainian Post-Rock with Screamy Hardcore flourishes, or Post-Screamo, or Post-Hardcore with Screamo leanings... These songs defy categorization. There have been a few other blogs that have posted this, though none of them seem to have taken the time to actually describe the record. They have all just cut and pasted the Facebook and Last.FM descriptions which I think is pretty lazy. When I first heard this, it reminded me of Envy and Aussitot Mort. The more I listened, the less I heard Envy and the more I hear bands like June Paik, Louise Cyphre or Suffocate For Fuck Sake. Basically this band can go from a sullen, barren dreamscape one moment to a raging, violent suffocation the next. They have shared the stage with other, forward thinking Screamo/Post-Everything bands like Sen Deni, Esazlesa, Date Rape and The Death Of Her Money. I love this. I am enjoying a joint right now while listening to it. I suggest you do the same.