'SPLIT' W / CHOPS
UTR013 | 12" | 9 tracks, 40 mins | Aug 2008
For this, their debut LP - a split with wild, damaged-dance band Chops - Helhesten bring us a single piece, "Dithyramb". It's a collision of energies, stretching and distorting the inherited sounds and shapes of records, full of yowl and lo-fi discord, with the zeal of the gutter-punk, free music underground that's making ecstatic noises across the globe right now.
A dissonant clatter of precariously structured outer-rock pieces is bound fast by revolving guitar and viola drone, piano clonk and crumbling tape loops. From these uncertain foundations, the clarinet and vocal squall attack, build and finally fall out completely, only for the beat up three-stringed Fender to lurch forward again for one final flare-up.