Band: Kuroi Jukai
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Full Length: Kuroi Jukai
Format: Limited edition vinyl 7”, streaming
Label: Sentient Ruin Laboratories (USA)
Originally released on cassette in 2015 by Aught\Void
Release date: February 21, 2020
A short while ago, Dave Wolff sent me a Soundcloud link for “Sentient Ruin”. I have not used Soundcloud for anything in a long time, so this alone makes the review suggestion a bit unique in comparison to my usual Youtube or Bandcamp binges.
With short powerviolence blasts paired with experimental style noise oriented goodness, these tracks knocked me back in my chair while I had this release pulsing through my speakers.
The best way for me to describe the sounds held within would be if a dial-up modem, a radio improperly adjusted to a station and a powerviolence band had a ménage à trois, the resulting baby would be the best representation of Kuroi Jukai.
Heavy, unique, and packed with talent, I'm sure many fans have been born surrounding this release. It took me a while to listen to this fully when it was originally sent to me, but damn... this is pretty good!
I encourage everyone who reads this to give this band a listen. I dare say that you might not regret it (or maybe you will). Also, I get the feeling that I should check out Soundcloud more often because there seems to be a sea of great stuff on here. Maybe you should do the same? -Devin Joseph Meaney