Moving too fast, seized by sudden fear of what’s just been sung into your mind but once bitten, the lyrics of JEWELED SNAKES drip into your blood, seeding dark compulsions. Synth-straps bind you to a sexstep beat incubating desire, choking out your former self and spawning a stranger, hotter you. No guitars, no sequencers, and no automation. The drift of machine beats keeps Jeweled Snakes dance floors in a constant state of collision. Effects-laden keyboards cross like meteors illuminating the duo vocals, male and female incantations, as if Exene and John have swallowed Myra Hindley’s German wine. These songs, most notably their version of Yaz(oo)'s “Winter Kills,” don’t end so much as perish in horrible beauty. Jeweled Snakes is Oakland, California's ANGELA EDWARDS and SKOT BROWN, whose previous projects include THE PHANTOM LIMBS, MALDITOS, CRACK W.A.R., TAINTED PUSSY and many others.
“Satisfying sleaze beats and squelchy science fiction synth, between gloomy and horny, abstract and catchy. Both members sing, sometimes in tandem, usually through heavy effects. […] sounds like Throbbing Gristle rewriting Black Sabbath’s ‘Planet Caravan’”—Lord Gravestench