Crna Žuč (Black Bile) is the very first solo effort from Apsurd's singer/bassist Dragana.
The debut tape delivers six songs + intro that channel some pretty downer vibes in the form of post-punk hopelessness, with some obvious nods to the darker side of Yugo punk. Apsurd's influences are pretty obvious too, especially in the vocals department, but this is more atmospheric, slower and less noisy. The Apsurd drummer played on this tape session too so you get 2/3 of Apsurd on this one!
As for the music itself, try to imagine how TOŽIBABE would've sounded if they ditched their hardcore sound in favor of the gothic/death rock overtones they flirted with, while at the same time trying to keep on worshipping that repetitive sound that WIPERS honed on their classic "Youth of America" record. A must listen!
Recorded and mixed by D.R. Sjordgrendsten, mastered by Jimi 3B. Artwork by Bodež.
Limited to 230 pro-dubbed tapes with risographed covers.
An absolutely phenomenal album, this band's entire all be it limited catalog of music, just grabs you by the collar and DEMANDS to be listened to.
The musicianship is truly impressive and it all comes together under the powerful vocal presence of the beautiful Andie Luman!
I did not pick a favourite track because it's simply impossible for me to pick just one, so I choose the entire album as my favourite track! johndavid_1