KOWLOON WALLED CITY — Gambling on the Richter Scale

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Album · 2009

Tracklist


A1. Annandale (03:54)
A2. Diabetic Feet (04:18)
A3. Clockwork (05:11)
A4. Sleep Debt (05:25)
B1. Paper Houses (03:08)
B2. Gambling on the Richter Scale (04:30)
B3. Bone Loss (04:06)
B4. More Like the Shit Factory (06:11)

Total Time 36:43

Line-up/Musicians


- Ian Miller / bass
- Scott Evans / guitars
- Jeff Fagundes / drums
- Jason Pace / guitars

About this release

12" 33⅓ RPM vinyl LP with CD released 28th September 2009 on The Perpetual Motion Machine (PMM027), limited to 500 copies. Vinyl LP released on:

- 300 copies on clear vinyl
- 200 copies on black/silver swirl vinyl

12" vinyl LP released September 2010 on Feast of Tentacles (OCT18) / The Perpetual Motion Machine (PMM027), limited to 500 copies:

- 300 copies on black vinyl
- 200 copies on silver vinyl

CD released September 2010 on The Perpetual Motion Machine (PMM027), limited to 250 copies.

Recorded at TTJ, San Francisco, California.
Mastered at Injured Ear, New York City, New York.

Thanks to Stooge for the addition and Bosh66 for the updates

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Kingcrimsonprog
Kowloon Walled City’s debut full-length album Gambling On The Richter Scale from 2009 is a very strong and promising album. Apart from EPs and Splits, this is the main release from the band to date, but is a very good release indeed.

I came to the band through an online recommendation that they were ‘for fans of Mastodon, Godflesh and Neurosis’ and I think that that is a pretty fair statement. The band do have a certain similarity in the jagged, blasting and menacing-sounding songwriting style, akin to Mastodon’s Remission album and use sludgey guitar tones and infrequent barking screams not unlike Scott Kelly’s trademark vocal style and it is the musical connection with those band’s style that makes the band so enjoyable. Kowloon Walled City aren’t an exact clone, but if you like those bands then there’s a good chance you might like this album.

The San Francisco band are very talented and deliver this style of music well; gnarled, low-end orientated and noisey at is. All musicians here are skilled and create a solid and consistent record in Gambling On The Richter Scale. Album highlights include the incredibly crunchy and powerful Title Track and the slow building album-closer ‘More Like The Shit Factory.’

At around thirty six minutes in length, the eight track album is focused and concise, delivering the band’s intent without becoming stale or boring. The album all runs along similar musical lines, but the record isn’t really long enough for this to be a lack of variety.

Overall, I am looking forward to more music from Kowloon Walled City and hope that they get bigger in the future.

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