“Very wild mix of neo-zeuhl, with a Japanese touch and with a really GREAT vocal performance. The made-up language brings us some weird words, which sound like an occult ritual to me.”
- Patrik Steinhauser, Prog Archives collaborator.
RIYL: Magma, Koenjihyakkei, Present
With only one album under their belt, and considering they’ve only been together for around 2 years Corima has already consolidated itself as a band that will undoubtfully have a lot to offer to the world of progressive rock music.
Corima is the kind of band that after losing two important members, having very few support while living in one of the most close-minded culturally-dead towns which is El Paso and having the hardest time in just finding a place to practice, never gives up and on the contrary always get their job done. They were touched by the love of MAGMA, and any obstacle that comes around they surpass it because that love is greater that anything else. It was a revelation, an illumination, and a huge spiritual discovery that made them realize how beautiful music can really be.
The members are: Sergio Sanchez-Drums/Vocals, Francisco Casanova-Keyboards/Vocals, and Juan Tarin-Bass.
They released their self-titled debut full length in late 2007. Their album is a 65-minute wild roller coaster of Zeuhl music with operatic vocals sung in a made-up language, odd time signatures, bombastic super heavy bass lines and insane keyboard work-outs all combined in a way that calls for a never ending explosion.
Their influences: Magma, Koenjihyakkei, Present, Univers Zero, Area, Weidorje, Eskaton, Guapo, Bondage Fruit, Happy Family, Dun, Stravinsky, Orff, Bartok, and Coltrane.
In addition, Corima hopes to give a message to the listener that there are still people that believe in underground innovative music that puts up music quality before commercial interests and that this fight has not died and we will keep on fighting it.
Birthed on Halloween night 2005, Mothguts is a band. And said band creates music in the style of what one might call “free-grind.” “Free,” as in “free jazz,” and “Grind,” as in “grindcore.” The members: Ben Ross – drums, Chris Welcome – guitar, Mike Noordzy – fretless bass, Anthony Ware – alto sax and (the fifth beatle as it were) Chris “sparkplug” Carratello – compositions. The music is a combination of jazz, metal, hardcore, and noise with a great deal of improvisation. It’s influences would include bands and artists like Painkiller, Last Exit, Anal Cunt, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pantera, Black Sabbath, Naked City, Anthony Braxton, and Arnold Schoenberg to name but a few. Mothguts have self-released three CD’s (2 of original material and a Christmas record.), a live record (Live from Atlanta) and have a split 12’ vinyl on Kitchen Dweller records (U.K.) In addition to that they’re in the process of making 2 more albums this year, including one with avant-garde trumpet legend Herb Robertson. They’re toured much of the east coast and continue to do so. They’ve been known to do silly things like making every CD and t-shirt by hand and playing whole sets of instrumental Sabbath covers.
Mike Noordzy - bass
Ben Ross - drums
Anthony Ware - saxophone
Chris Welcome - guitar