Gnod/Shit And Shine Collisions Vol. 3 on Limited Edition Import LP
Realistically it was only a matter of time before Gnod and Shit & Shine shared a slab of vinyl together, and it only seems fitting that this 2012 meeting of minds served as the third installment in Rocket Recordings' Collisions series, following splits by The Heads/White Hills and Oneida/Mugstar.
The first track to kick off Collisions Vol. 3 is "Shitting Through the Eye of a Needle in a Haystack" by the mighty Gnod. This track sees the band replace their usual live drumming with drum machines and mixing heavy sounding rhythms with heavy echo and the studio effects of dub. The track recalls the great This Heat and PIL as well as the Wax Tracks bands of the late 80's and the post dub-step sounds of artists like Shackleton, while still remaining entirely all Gnod.
Next up is Shit & Shine with their track "Ladies Circles." Shit & Shine have been disembowelling the underground music scene for several years now with impressive albums on labels such as Riot Season and Load. For this Collisions LP, which was their first release for Rocket, they delivered possibly one their finest tracks to date. A repetitive journey that brings to mind the sound of a clear spotted Beefheart and a post acid trip Butthole Surfers caught in a kraut-step mind warp. Basically, the believing is in the hearing.