SURVIVAL PACK COMBO
(two LPs + one 7")
DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THIS TRUSTY COMBO PACK FROM KENTUCKY'S FINEST AVANT-KRACKHAUS / KRAUT-VOLK BLOOZE ENSEMBLE! Contains the following items for your enjoyment (and safety)...
MORTISE AND TENON LP (Siltbreeze, 2007) -- Owing more to krautrock than punk or noise, Sapat veers between extremes in unpredictable and often gorgeous ways, using instruments from country to classical as they quietly shift the face of rural America like a rust-belt expansion pack for Populous. - Jason Crock, Pitchfork
A POSTHUMAN GUIDE TO THE ADVENT CALENDAR ORIGINS OF THE PEEPSHOW LP (Sophomore Lounge, 2014) -- Sapat mint the kinda big band thunder of your favourite Northern European drone orchestras while marrying it to a ton of thrifty brass and weirdo song forms that cross male/female vocals, Magic Band rhythms and a cracked glam/thug vibe that is somewhere between Roxy Music and Alex Harvey. Fists of power chords are pounding into monomaniacal climaxes while lumbering brokedown minor-keyed ballads give way to moments of almost Chrome-styled zombie glam. - David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue
L&N b/w PAYNE HOLLOW STOMP 7" (Hank The Herald Angel, 2013) -- Wonderful archival tracks by a Louisville collective, whose 2007 LP on Siltbreeze remains a favourite. These are both vaguely train songs (or so they’d have us believe), but it sounds more like a gang of young hobos attempting to steal some of the late 1960s Grateful Dead’s deeper thoughts about trains, right straight out of their heads. Spacey but grounded, and somewhat high on laudanum. It’s a good damn sound. - Byron Coley, The Wire