DANCE ASTHMATICS, THE

Lifetime Of Secretion

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A siren call from a leviathan crouched in the deepest trench in all the seven seas; the volcanic rumble of plate tectonics shifting miles beneath; a desperate churning in the gut. The massive, jagged chords unleashed in the opening moments of “Liquid Lunch” serve to set nerves on edge. Then, a shredded, springing sound jangles the senses like a Bernard Herrmann string stab, and we have now full-stepped into the paranoid yet seductive world of The Dance Asthmatics.

Hailing from Christchurch, New Zealand, The Dance Asthmatics emerged from the womb a few years ago as a PiL-worshipping dub-punk aggregate unlike anything else on their native isle. In fact, New Zealand hasn’t seen this much menace and casual aggression in a band since The Gordons stalked the earth. Comparisons can also be drawn to such demented precursors as Killing Joke, Butthole Surfers, and Terminal Cheesecake. But ultimately, The Dance Asthmatics have carved a unique identity out of their country’s bedrock. And they’ve fashioned a fortress from which they can let loose volleys of devastating power. The Dance Asthmatics are frightening and thrilling in equal measure, and New York City’s Ever/Never Records has graced us with their vinyl debut -- a 5-song 12” called Lifetime Of Secretion. It’s a bruiser.

 
Tracklist

  1. Liquid Lunch
  2. PG
  3. Linoleum
  4. Oedipus
  5. Wicker