To announce a dear new policy of mine. I’m sorry to have to tell y’all that I won’t be hosting downloads full time. I’ll be putting some albums up, but I will be taking them down a day or two after I put them up. So I’d recommend looking often. This is two-fold in reasoning. First of all, I really do want you to buy these records. Second of all, I don’t wish to make enemies with bands who I know have a problem with all of this. My morality aside, I’ll play safe. Anyway, back to tha’ music.
Hey everybody. Did’ja ever forget about a band you happened to stumble upon and fell totally in love with years ago only to remember them with the over-exuberant feeling of finding money in your old coat pockets years after you’ve outgrown it? Well, I’m going to share my latest one with you on this not-so-pretty day.
So, when I was fourteen years old I went to go see a few shitty hardcore bands, and I totally unexpectedly ran into this band Encrypt Manuscript who are the unbelievably bizarre and interesting blend of what I now know is something akin to jazzy-At The Drive In-Q and Not U-weird and sexy as all hell. And I remember back then, waiting patiently for a few years before they finally released a full length and as far as I know, they broke up immediately afterwards. It’s far too bad, because their first full lenth, Census, which finally came out in 2008 has steadily become one of my favorite records ever. It looks like this:
The vocals on this are something inbetween talking and singing and screaming, not completely unlike MewithoutYou in it’s way, except these lyrics are full of ten dollar words and definatly have a more avant-jazz feel to the rhythm and pattern of the vocals. But, for as not catchey of becoming as this sounds, it’ll be stuck in your head for days. Just don’t try and sing it in an elevator. The guitars are using lots of tap-tap-tapping, but I’d say it’s definatly the most interesting and melodic usage of it. It doesn’t exist without some obvious Kinsella-like feelings, but it’s really all it’s own beast. And the drummer of this band is just unbelievable, and the end result is a totally new, totally fascinating, and ultimately really likable record that’s true-to-form sexy as fuck. You’ll love it, I promise.