Limited to 285 copy
Our take: Collaborative LP from these two Basque artists who have released material individually on Discos Enfermos before. While that label is pretty eclectic (not to mention underrated!), Coagul & Cadena seems like something different even for them. This isn't guitar-based music, but it does have all of the attitude and aggression of the more hardcore releases that the label is known for. I'm reminded quite a bit of early S.P.K. when I listen to this LP, though I'm sure someone with a deeper knowledge of industrial and proto-industrial music could probably pinpoint a more accurate comparison. It's certainly denser and more propulsive than, say, Throbbing Gristle, incorporating the energy and the occasional pop hooks of something like the Normal into an altogether busier and more terrifying sound. I remember my freshman year of college that my then-girlfriend had a goth roommate who listened to industrial music constantly, and my girlfriend complained that all of the music just sounded like airplanes taking off. That goth roommate would probably really like Coagul & Cadena, and I have to admit so do I.