26 September 2009

DOOR MARKED SUMMER


Another complete mystery to me. I didn't like this demo from DOOR MARKED SUMMER on first listen, but as I was ripping it it got more interesting, and then it just got better and better. A reverb drenched recording and repetitive songs that drone on and remind me of BAUHAUS from time to time (methinks the first song sounds like BAUHAUS and mid era NEUROSIS combined). The vocals are definitely the weakest element, and the demo creeps too far into "rock" territory (after all, it is called Psychic Surfing), but the good far outweighs the bad here and even the seven plus minute "Put Me Down" is a total winner in my book. If anyone knows anything about DOOR MARKED SUMMER, let me know, even though I have no doubt that later recordings (if there were any) were likely pretty awful...this is a band that doesn't need to "mature" any more than they already have!

PSYCHIC SURFING

***UPDATE: was just handed a great fkkn link in the comments section to the Kent Band Archive. Cheers, balbulus, and please check out the site, it's a time vacuum in the best possible way (in other words, you can write off the rest of your afternoon!).

***Also, ANTI-STATE CONTROL post updated today with more of the rehearsal demo. After you are done getting all Psychic with DOOR MARKED SUMMER, you can tuck into that shit.

7 comments:

DISORDER BY DESING said...
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Anonymous said...

just wait till next week when I post all noise and piss off all the UK82 freaks! doesn't matter, because I love it.

THATS A LITTLE CHILDISH
I WOULDN'T CALL MOST OF THE UK PUNK YOU POSTED UK82 IT'S JUST PUNK ROCK ANYWAY WHEN AND WHY DID WE START LABELING PUNK ROCK INTO CATEGORIES.POST WHAT YOU WANT YOU WON'T PISS ME OFF WITH NOISE

the wizard said...

Of course it's all "just punk rock." My point was simply that if Henk is putting time and energy into what he is doing, then he should be doing so because HE wants to, and not to try to "please" other people. If you try to make everyone happy, you'll likely fail, and frustrate yourself in the process, if you try to make yourself happy, your success rate will likely be far higher.

Labeling punk? Man, that's been going on for as long as there have been punks! Whether you call it hardcore, anarcho, UK82, whatever, aren't these all just descriptive terms that people use to help explain where the bands' music is coming from?

And as for the noise...I hope you do indeed like it. Personally, I think the VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA 1983-85 demos are fucking mindblowing, and I'm happy to share them, as well as PIG HEART TRANSPLANT and the EMACIATOR tape I just picked up yesterday, and so I will post them. And if that frustrates someone who is just looking for an outlet to beef up their collection of "underground" UK punk files, instead of checking out new music, then so be it. "post what you want" is my whole point exactly. Cheers!!

balbulus said...

Wow, I'm amazed someone has got this! You can read all about Door Marked Summer on my website The Kent Band Archive. They later evolved into the more Psychedelic Crow (probably my alltime favourite band), who have recently reformed and are playing around Kent again.

the wizard said...

Wow...the Kent Band Acrchive is awesome, and I'm totally curious to check out the CROW stuff. thanks for the update.

balbulus said...

Thanks Wizard. You can hear some of the Crow tracks on MrGig.com and their MySpace page. You can buy downloads of their material from IndieStore.

balbulus said...

Hey Wizard, if you ever fancy selling your Door Marked Summer tape, give me a shout... :-)