A four track opus from 2007, Land Of Marred Normalcy shows this collective of outcasts trudging through dark soundscapes. The nucleus Kortland is joined by Priehs for a torturous distorted totalitarian drone accented by the death bringer of all synthetic percussions on the tape's opening tune, followed by two punishing solo compositions harsh and hypnotic. The tape's second side is a disturbingly minimal 9+ minute track from Creasy (UNPERSONS) and Reynolds. Odd sounds and sparse(ly) controlled feedback create unspeakable tension...earning the track's uncomfortable title "In Another Room Of The House." While PIG HEART TRANSPLANT might vary from one release to the next in terms of membership and intent, consistent quality is guaranteed.
1PM this afternoon at Thee Parkside, San Francisco: DROP DEAD, PERMANENT RUIN, VACCUUM, BUMBKLAATT, ELEGY
3PM this afternoon at 1234 Go! in Oakland: RED DONS, THE ESTRANGED, NEON PISS, KICKING SPIT
6PM this evening at 924 Gilman Street, Berkeley: IRON LUNG, SLICES, BRAINOIL, WALLS, WHITE WARDS, MUTANT VIDEO