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Mascot

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2015-04-21

Bichkraft: Mascot

FROM KIEV TO KANSAS CITY, 20-SOMETHINGS THE WORLD OVER TEND TO TRAFFIC IN THE SAME SORT OF DISTRACTIONS FROM MODERN LIFE: CLOTHES, SNEAKERS, CARS, LOVE. MASCOT, THE DEBUT LP FROM UKRANIAN GUITAR AND DRUM MACHINE NOISE MAKERS, BICHCRAFT, HOLDS THESE THINGS FOR WHAT THEY ARE: FLEETING DIVERSIONS FROM THE BLEAK REALITIES OF MODERN TIMES AND AN INCREASINGLY UNCERTAIN POLITICAL LANDSCAPE. THAT THE BAND COMPOSED, WROTE AND RECORDED MASCOT'S EIGHT SONGS IN ITS HOMETOWN OF KIEV ONLY ADDS TO THEIR AUTHORITY ON THE MATTER. AS DIMA NOVICHENKO SINGS IN THE ALBUM OPENER 'DIDN’T KNOW,' "THERE ARE ERASED NUMBERS ON YOUR ROAD… WE BETTER COVER OUR HEADS."

THIS IS HEAVY, PARANOID MUSIC IN THE SHAPE OF FRENETIC JAMS LIKE "A4," IN WHICH WAVES OF DUAL-GUITAR NOISE ACCOMPANY A DIGITIZED HOWL, CHANTING FROM DEEP INSIDE THE MIX. OFTEN, GUITAR INTERLUDES EMERGE QUICKLY AND TAKE A SONG IN A NEW DIRECTION AS THEY DO IN "MIGHT NIGHT DICKS." ON THIS TRACK NOVICHENKO AND BICHOWSKI DISPLAY AN EXTENSIVE POST-PUNK GUITAR VOCABULARY. THEY ARE AS FLUENT IN PSYCHOCANDY AS THEY ARE EARLY SY.