UT RELEASES / POULTRY PRODUCTS
Rancid Poultry, Clothearz, AMA
Rancid Poultry - Controlled
Rancid Poultry - DELICATE CREATURES (Own label) MC
An odd name for an odd band. These "decomposing chickens" are quite an inventive trio, playing a mixture of rhythmically aggressive and atmospheric electronic music that doesn't conform to the usual strict rules.
Their influences are often quite obvious - Heldon, Kingdom Come (JOURNEY) and early Hawkwind to name but three. Undoubtedly, my favourite cut is Beneath The Dead Sun, a long majestic work with a strangely contorted vocal sound, swathed with shimmering effects and drones that, after the introduction of a rhythm, builds up slowly like a restrained bolero - never climaxing - as to do so would ruin the feel of the whole piece. I must also make a point about the excellent Mellotron sections, one of my all-time favourite instruments - but, surprise surprise, I'm informed by one member that they haven't got a Mellotron, and they in fact sampled it from Jasun Martz's classic THE PILLORY, well - I suppose that's the next best thing.
From Audion #3, page 28 (January 1987) Review by Alan Freeman.
Rancid Poultry - Controlled Exposure. 1989 Poultry Productions. Cassette only release.
Rancid Poultry came out of the 1980s festival scene, but
arrived with some influences out of the industrial movement. Had they stuck around
another year or two, most likely they would've been on a label like Mystic
Stones or Demi Monde. Good raucous space rock - with some interesting
screamed vocals. They had other cassettes, but this is the only one I
purchased back then. Comes with a nice booklet as well.
Experimental duo of Leeds-based musicians Michael Clough and Richard Errington (both members of avant-rock band Rancid Poultry). They are inspired by such electronic acts as Cluster, Peter Frohmader, Alto Stratus, Heldon and more.
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