"An essential and thrilling artifact for the avantly inclined"
ORGAN - SINGLE OF THE WEEK
"More punked Euclid from these veterans. Guitars (and in UA’s case, delicious Jan Hammer-ish Moog) trace complex counterpoint, while drums jerk surgically through time signatures, the ghosts of Bartok and Prokofiev calling the harmonic and rhythmic shots...both these groups show they are perfectly capable of cutting loose from composition. HRMAG pepper their side with tight, mini-improv workouts, while UA devote half their side to a noisy free jazz diatribe close in spirit to the maelstrom of Carlos Giffoni’s Death Unit."
"Kitchen Dweller are on to something with this little split 12" EP. Coupling up the mathematical and melodic precision of Upsilon Acrux and Honey Ride Me A Goat on one release is pure genius. If you like unnecessarily complex math-rock then you are gonna dig the Upsilon Acrux stuff, these guys shred and sway there way through two tracks of mind boggling and, frankly, quite cheeky tunes with intense power and vigor....It must take a millennia to work out these arrangements at practice. Honey Ride Me A Goat hold their own on side two and prove that us Brits can do tech-shred-madness just as well as the yanks. They sound like King Crimson re-working '21st Century Schizoid Man' in a hundred different ways. Totally fucking sweet!
"Anyone who has ever had any interest in anything instrumentally free-jazz or prog over the last 30 odd years will be quite happy twiddling their beard-ends to this."
released October 1, 2009
Kitchen Dweller Records - KD05
Jonny - Drums
Mike - Bass
Ryan - Guitar
Recorded by Julian Whitfield, Delta Studios
Mastered by Bob Weston, Chicago Mastering Co.