AU BOUT DE MES LÈVRES
If Gabriel from Le Blast Records, Lonely Animals, Commuovere, La Nausée and, in this case, Au Bout De Mes Lèvres, asks me to premiere something they've worked on, I'm generally salivating before even hearing the material because his track record is flawless. I am very proud to exclusively premiere this killer split cassette between Quebec's AU BOUT DE MES LÈVRES and Greece's YUBARI GOGO that releases on Missed Out Records, Le Blast Records and Callous Records. Here is some quick info about the physicals, all of which have alternate artwork:
Missed Out Records
25x mustard with black splatter
Le Blast Records
15x hand-painted, yellow/black/blue/green mix, hand-numbered + printed lyric insert, housed in a cardboard sleeve
10x hand painted yellow/black/brown + printed lyric insert
(2018) AU BOUT DE MES LÈVRES - #1 - "Des ouvertures battantes" (from 'Yubari Gogo' split)
Holy shit, this is awesome. Right out of the gate the mashing of Daïtro with Commuovere gets applause from this fella, but once the Swedish twinkles come in at 1:20 I'm out of my chair giving a standing ovation, for my love of Via Fondo and Trachimbrod is well known.
(2018) AU BOUT DE MES LÈVRES - #2 - "Nos corps d'écailles" (from 'Yubari Gogo' split)
Spacey, twinkly and screamy from the get-go, this is French screamo worship at it's best. It's only 1:44 in length but it'll leave you craving for more of that lush, serene yet still chaotic hardcore.
(2018) YUBARI GOGO - #3 - "φόβος-ομορφιά" (from 'Au Bout De Mes Lèvres' split)
This is an intro that is damp, eerie piano with film dialogue. Unsettling and very cool.
(2018) YUBARI GOGO - #4 - "ένα παιδί μετράει τα κάγκελα pt.I" (from 'Au Bout De Mes Lèvres' split)
Woah nelly, that's some heavy shit. Bridging the gap between Virginia On Duty and Minaret, in two minutes this manages to blast through screamy black-metal and dark hardcore, balancing it all with some ambiance.
(2018) YUBARI GOGO - #5 - "ένα παιδία μετράει τα κάγκελα pt.II" (from 'Au Bout De Mes Lèvres' split)
Perhaps a tad less chaotic than it's predecessor, this conclusion is vaguely reminiscent of the Ef'il material on the 4-way split 12" with Massa Nera, Thisismenotthinkingofyou and Yo Sbraito. It also gives off vibes of Genghis Tron and ['selvə], leaving me wanting to check out everything else they've done.