SEWN LEATHER - Sikknastafari Slash Crasstafari
LP 33 RPM - 45 RPM
Limited Edition 300 Copies
Artwork: 2 colors offset print on folded recycled paper
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YTB ADV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWUec8hIbH4
"Griffin Pyn's SEWN LEATHER is underground dancehall for postmodern times. SEWN LEATHER is an industrial performance art troupe consisting of an unwitting audience and a tape player.
What Technotronic is to hip-house, SEWN LEATHER is to harsh noise. A cult leader without a cult, hopping into the backseat of your van, SEWN LEATHER made the best record of 2011-Sikknastafari Slash Crasstafari" -http://jigsawunderground.blogspot.it
"This debut full-length LP on Hundebiss is an almost-gross affair that gouges ears and strangles a specific strain of claustrophobic coldwave until it’s lifeless and corroded" -Tiny Mix Tapes
"A spontaneous group-trance ceremony transpires from a multitude of sweaty limbs, heads, and feet-- stomping, swaying, punching, pulsing, and hypnotized into one singularly-thinking-entity by infectiously minimal bass beats, seemingly ground to a pulp by the teeth of some odious beast. Griffin Pyn is the demonic spirit, the martyred victim, and the shaman that heals and exorcises us all through his sonic sacrifice" - Taraka Larson of Prince Rama
"Last year a different friend told me I had to check out this band from Portland called SEWN LEATHER. He described them as the "Best fuckin' punk shit I'd seen in like, forever, man! Like, totally harsh-synth-grudge-wave... like real punk shit." The singer had jumped off a PA speaker into a trash can full of glass because he was on angel dust and thought it was water!" -some white kids sensationalism on Vice Magazine
"Sikknastafari Slash Crasstafari is a gnarled patchwork of cheapo suitcase electronics, primitive beats and throbbing energy, like a Dr Moreau genetic splicing of early hiphop and Wolf Eyes’ most fist-pumping moments.
Over this, Pyn spits out heavily distorted vocals that veer from a bratty, amphetamine sneer to a detached, robotic drawl (effectively reiterating the shared origins of punk’s refusenik fury and New Wave’s glazed futurism)" - Daniel Spicer, The Wire
"Sewn Leather is the point where Flipper meets Throbbing Gristle. Utilizing minimal beats, repetitious chants, and dirty, spaced-out electronic riffs, Griffin Pyn creates lucid, nihilistic noise jams that celebrate the banal absurdity of life on planet Earth" - Tobi Vail, Artforum