Efrim Manuel Menuck (Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion) and Kevin Doria (Growing and Total Life), are now officially a duo. On are SING SINCK, SING, they dive together into whirling maximalist electronics, still shot through with Menuck’s incantatory singing awash in plaintive distortion and hope.
Efrim Manuel Menuck & Kevin Doria are SING SINCK, SING presents the first volume of songs forged from this febrile and fertile merger: an antifa poetics of sound that unspools across five crushing, keening tracks driven by thick sweeping drones and ostinatos, battered by inscrutably searching, ricocheting vocals. Anguish, yearning, and desperate conviction combine in these saturated survivalist electro-hymns, for as long as the power stays on to overload the amplifiers.
As the title suggests this is also an interstitial album of sorts, an identity-bridge that leads away from Menuck as ‘solo’ artist and towards SING, SINCK SING which will be the new band name for future work by the duo.
LP - Standard Black LP on 180-gram vinyl. Includes artworked inner sleeve, 4" colour sticker, and MP3 download.