Posted in music on October 27, 2011

by BBG

Wreck & Reference

In the nether between no wave, shoegaze, and black metal sits Wreck and Reference, who are offering their new release Black Cassette for free download and a remastered version via physical forms on Flenser Records on November 28th. Stream the remastered version for the first time in its entirety below, and preorder your copy along with the new Panopticon at the Flenser Records site.

One listen to Black Cassette and you'll find it impressive to hear that the driving force behind the melodies is not a six-string, but rather triggered samples. The versatility allows for the band to conjure the guitar-like sounds in addition to layered-keyboard soundscapes that make Wreck and Reference so oddly compelling. Add in compressed and snappy drums that would have made J.Dilla reach for his SP-1200, and you have the blackened, pummeling gothic sound of this California crew. Fans of noisy-darkwave from Bauhaus to the roster of Sacred Bones should take note.

Stream all of "Black Cassette" below.




Comments (11)

good shit.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 2:38 PM

Bit fan, this shit rocks. Remasters sound great, too. Get on it, people.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 6:36 PM


Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 7:09 PM

This = tits

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 8:18 PM

did you really just bring J Dilla into this?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2011 12:47 AM

Yea, huuuuuu?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2011 1:20 AM

I heard all the songs you posted here and I love them!

Posted by Eminem Quotes | December 7, 2011 6:39 AM

Sounds very interesting. Too sad that I am not able to see them, as I am too far away. However, it was nice to read about it and I will follow them. Regards!

Posted by toilet paper coupons | January 5, 2012 3:14 PM

Sounds interesting. But why are you guys so far away that sucks... We need some better music here in Cali you should come out here!

Posted by Embrace Pet Insurance | March 5, 2012 2:24 PM

I definitely dig your music. Wish I could see a live performance!

Posted by Pergola Designs | April 12, 2012 5:20 PM

this is good stuff I agree

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 7:40 PM

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