Carrion/Cumsleg Borenail - Split
Released: August 5
This recent collaboration is quite possibly one of the oddest split albums I have ever heard before, simply due to the contrast presented between the two artists. The split opens up with a contribution from Borenail titled "This Track is Better Than AFX Blackbox Life Recorder, Sorry Mate" that is a wild and extremely random feeling bit of lo-fi tech with elements of IDM, vaporwave, breakbeat, and generally the entire kitchen sink thrown at it. It's a very eclectic track that feels a bit difficult to wrap your head around. While I was still trying to process the composition itself (not sure I actually managed to do so), the track ends suddenly and Carrion's contribution begins, "27th of July 2023".
I have to admit it is a bold choice to follow something as oddly lo-fi glitch with a twenty minute track of harsh noise wall sound. But as the track progresses, I heard some weird little bits thrown into it. Aside from the wall of sound coming at me, there are the buried sounds of voices, car horns, and the general bustle of a cityscape. It makes for a great bit of variance in the track and gives it a strange cohesiveness to the madness heard previously. Immediately following this track abrupt end, Borenail returns for another contribution that seems to carry on the noise in its own unique way with a bit of the zaniness of the first track, but now much more aggressive. Recommend listening to this split if you would like for your brain to have whiplash.