Death To Ponies ( 小马之死 ) from Shanghai in China is the psychedelic rock collaboration between Ivan Belcic (Drums / Vocals) and Nichols (Bass / Vocals / Trombone ) both of Death To Giants and Clement Pony (Roland SH101) and Raphael Valensi (MicroKorg / Vocals) both of Acid Pony Club.
The combination of the experimental rock of Death to Giants combining with the electronic wizardry of Acid Pony Club brings to the audience an intensive immersion in mind bending sounds. This is not material to take a brief glimpse around as the sounds immediately challenge the preconceptions demanding of full attention.
For certain it wont be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is worthy of consideration and making the effort to investigate as the quartet take recognizable shapes and distort them into hallucinogenic capsules that distort perception and time. Tracks regularly extend to over ten minutes as Death To Ponies rework the reference points in ever expanding loops of distortion.
There is no attempt to soften the journey being proffered as the ears and senses are pummelled in an unceasing wall of noise that is intended to discombobulate and achieves its objective with nerve-racking intensity. One could imagine this being used in torture chambers of sensory overload and I highly recommend you take the journey of discovery with Death To Ponies and feel your head bleeding dry.
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