Under a churning haze of harrowing vocals, buzzing synths and fitful drumming Los Angeles based Bestial Mouths create a unique sonic space that is at once dissonant and engaging. Drawing from a large base of influences including industrial sound collage, obscure early electronic pieces and experimental works, Bestial Mouths came together in 2009 from a desire to create original music that is foreboding without relying on cliché. Christopher Myrick (Synths) and Ebrahim Saleh (Drums) create an unpredictable ground for singer Lynette Cerezo to walk on. Hovering above the clamor, Lynette’s haunting, atypical vocal delivery transforms cryptic nightmarish imagery into tightly wound, barely controlled pop.
Early in their career frantic live performances combined with a self-released demo captured the attention of DAIS Records, whose catalog includes Cold Cave, COUM Transmissions, Robert Turman, aTelecine and Iceage. Bestial Mouths divided their time in 2010 between the road and the studio, recording a split with Blessure Grave and sharing stages with Former Ghost, Soft Kill, Water Borders, Nervous Gender, The Delta Mirror, Soft Metals and Jewels of the Nile.
Hissing Veil, Bestial Mouths debut full length available this July on DAIS Records is 40 minutes of intense gloom. A meditation on the relationship between transgressor and victim conceived in a flurry of automatic writing, Hissing Veil is an urgent declaration revealed in a barrage of primitive rhythms and feral calls.
Limited to 500 hand numbered copies on clear vinyl.
Listen to ‘Gulls’ from the LP here :