REVIEW: ESA and Moaan Exis collide on double A-side "Spit & Spite"
Taking two world class heavyweights and throwing them in a ring together always delights fans. Tyson versus Lewis, the recent Wilder versus Fury trilogy, so on and so forth. It’s a collision of the highest form and the way that they move and throw is almost artistic; a dance to the best. And when it comes to music the same can be said; you take two highly praised, rumbling musicians and throw them in a ring together, fans are going to be delighted and excited. This is the case with ESA and Moaan Exis; the rhythmic noise of ESA pairing with the industrial punk tactics of Moaan Exis. A clash of two styles coming into one on their recent self-proclaimed double-A side released via Negative Gain. “Spit / Spite” isn’t a release that really needs a review as you should just know you’re walking into something great, but I’ll still give my two cents nonetheless.
‘Spit’ comes up first and the rolling percussion should be familiar to any fan of ESA. Moaan Exis’ influence is immediately noted due to the sheer amount of industrial samples thrown about. These two men shout throughout the single with ESA taking head charge. A five-minute and thirty-second balls of toughened dance electronics. ‘Spite’ is a crunchy, stompy, beat driven track featuring all sorts of zany samples including reversed synths. Moaan Exis is the primary vocalist this time around matching the bounciness of the beat with his chords, still crafting an angry and energetic, slamming and jamming piece.
A fantastic set piece from both artists that deserves your ear and attention. Get ready to stomp on your local dancefloor.
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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