Vasquez – ‘EP426′
Monday, February 11th, 2013
Vasquez are back with their latest EP, imaginatively titled ‘EP426’ – I am unsure as to whether this has any connection to the undrilled fault block structure in Perth (Australia). Forgive my sarcasm boys, but I suppose I am used to your humour now when it comes to naming songs and records.
It was a hard decision to pick one song from the EP that shone, as all shine as bright as Rhianna’s diamond encrusted crotchless thong. However, I have gone with ‘Low to be Heavy’.
‘Low to be Heavy’ is as tracks go quite a lot to take in. It is one of those songs that make me feel completely inferior as a musician by all accounts. It is like taking a lift in a cable car up to the Atlas Mountains with a 10-piece prog rock outfit and before you know it, you are slaloming at a 45 degree angle with enough exhilaration to think you are invincible.
The progression ‘Low to be Heavy’ takes is vital. Like bands such as Salo – every member of Vasquez is pivotal. This track is arranged perfectly with tremendous skill and passion, the bass is so explosive it is dangerous. Prodigal percussion, guitar and synths are the icing on the best fucking cake you will taste.
This is Vasquez’s finest release to date. The band and this EP stand for everything that is essential about new DIY music and this is an EP that absolutely cannot be ignored.