Cleric (Retrocausal Release Show), Needle Driver, Torrential Downpour

A four piece from Philadelphia, Cleric's music mixes elements of grindcore, avant garde composition, doom and... something else entirely? Influenced by other metal pioneers such as Meshuggah, Converge, Fantômas, and Neurosis, their music zeroes in on a level of brutality and experimentation that a single band rarely maintains even for a few seconds. In their six years since inception, Cleric has released a number of EPs and a 12" picture disk through Sound Devastation Records (UK), all of which (for their very high quality and unique & intricate sounds and artwork) have garnered praise and die-hard underground accolade. Having been around awhile, and taken a lot of shit & not given up & built themselves up internally to handle whatever bullshit this world flings their way, this band is just beginning its walk down their shining path.

Torrential Downpour

Line-up:
PrKr - Vocals/Sound Fx/Samples/Loops
Jason Volpe - Guitar/Piano/Samples/Loops
Matt Cece - 6 String Bass Guitar
Pete Costa - Drums/Percussion
You - The Listener

Torrential Downpour, an entity unto itself, dreams and reshapes its own existence to live vicariously through the musicians it harnesses. Structured by the imagery of man, Torrential creates its arms, legs and body through the percussive force of Peter Costa. Using guitar and piano, Jason Volpe transforms his energy of pure love manifesting the heart and stomach of this holographic being. The lungs and throat, sustained only by vocal manipulator Prkr, naturally regulates breathing and filters unwanted toxins and energy resonance. All of this falling apart without the apt sense and control of bass player Matt Cece as the brain and eyes. Together, using a battery of harsh and hauntingly beautiful soundscapes, a voice and language are given to Torrential Downpour. A voice that struggles for its place in the collective unconscious. But through all of this, the soul always remains the same. A beauty that is unthinkable and unstoppable. A version of love you have yet to discover. Torrential is everything you've heard or haven't. Everything that is or isn't. Torrential Downpour is a reflection of you...because in truth, you are everything.

$10.00

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