of Dust / Song of Kerman split 7"
1000 on black vinyl. 100 on green vinyl.
one was and odd one. Song of Kerman from Orlando, Florida were ex- Gray
Before My Eyes. This was their second release after their Track Star
Records EP. Picking up from where GBME left off they turned out a powerful
tempo-changing emo hardcore tune followed by a "spoken word"
poem over an band backing. Very moving. Both Gray Before My Eyes and
Song Of Kerman both often addressed the issue of abuse toward women,
and did so in an intelligent and passionate manor. Handful of Dust from
Edison, NJ were an enigma. They had sent me a few demos, and I am someone
who really admires persistence in a band. Several bands I worked with,
and probably will continue to work with, send me unsolicited material.
This band's demos were dramatically different, and when I received this
recording, well... it was unexpected. I believe this is the only band
I have worked with that used keyboards. Jamming hardcore metal with
reverb, vocal distortions, very weird, but exceptionally well done.
Someone told me they did a show once in all black with make-up and came
across as very Ink & Dagger-ish. I would love to see the video of
that. The covers for this release were printed very heavy in the red
colors, ruining the Song Of Kerman art which was done by a band member.
It was in the same batch of covers as the 23rd Chapter and the Ultimate
Warriors / Abakathokie split 7", and they all had the same problem.
out from me, look on:
Sold out from me, look on: