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P.I.C. : P.I.C.

During their last throes before calling it quits, Partners In Crime abbreviated their moniker to P.I.C., and on this CDr you'll find their final recordings. The tracks on 'P.I.C.' are as underground and as filled with Melvins worship as anything the band ever produced. (Notice the track 'Milvens', which is a French last name. If you switch the 'e' and the 'i' in 'Milvens', you get 'Melvins'. Yes, worship it is.) As before, the production is almost as raw as you get and the songs themselves hold no compromises. What you hear is what you get and no one gives a fuck whether you like it or not. 'P.I.C.' is a frown built on the self-destructive school of Grief and Noothgrush.

Partners in Crime/P.I.C. never did release any of their records in any major numbers. In fact, they never released anything in more than 132 copies and then that was because they re-released 'Die Sublimo!' twice. I do not remember the actual copy count of 'P.I.C.' but it didn't exceed 100. This one is going to be hard to get hold of.

Fortunately, the band didn't truly die. The band members simply decided to embark on a new path. Instead of doom/sludge, the trio now aims for sludge/stoner with their new band UFO Gestapo. The label, Deviants Clove Productions, wasn't so fortunate. This was its last release, and thus a very promising underground label was buried. But, both the label and the band are worth remembering for one major reason. They released one hell of an awesome ugliness called 'P.I.C.'.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Sinistro
2. Fanny's Body
3. Vivarium
4. Milvens
5. Void Theory
6. Geocroiseur *
7. Split Level Head
8. Migoo

Duration : Approx. 45 minutes.

Visit the P.I.C. bandpage.

Reviewed on 07-06-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
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