The first thing you?ll notice about this record is the godamn perfect garage-rock fidelity. Though Lord Fyre not afraid to get wild and atonal they do it within the warm environs a perfect analogue recording. Lord Fyre have tapped into a very rich seam of weird rock music here. Draw squiggly line from the Red Krayola to the Warmer Milk and you might hit Lord Fyre somewhere along there. This thing sounds classic.
"Destruction at 2013" is the vinyl-only solo debut John Wilkes Booze singer Seth Mahern. It was recorded at a place called the Church of Sun Ra. Not sure exactly where or what that is, but I?d like to visit sometime.
I?ve not heard anything in John Wilkes Booze?s soul-powered rock to suggest wild inventiveness and fearless cool on display here. Though having heard this Lord Fyre set, I?ll certainly be lending an ear to anything Wilkes Booze commit to wax from now on.
Reading the instrument list, handily included in the liners, it?s not hard to imagine that these dudes ram-raided Matt Valentine?s house and made off with his prize instruments. Gadgets like solar feedback, echo infinity machine and wooden apocalypse flute help to flesh out these jams.
The records opens with some drone rumbling and some truly bent lap steel guitar. "Torment" is a all pulsing bass and reverbed out vocal paranoia, complete with unmoored yelping d. Side B opener ?Vintage Violins" uses elements of Tony Conrad?s ?Four Violins? to create a drone piece that could have come from Double Leopard?s "Halve Maen" album.
The only bummer about this record is its short length. I haven?t timed it with a stopwatch, but these two sides truly fly by. By the time this set closes with some crackling steel string pyromania and totally-fucking-lost harmonica you?ll just be getting into its deep grooves. Oh well, flip it and start again. 9/10 -- Cola Nitida (9 January, 2007)