They Sleep We Live / Piri Reis Split 7″


PIKE017 | Release: 2017-08-24

Screamo / Emoviolence from Germany (TSWL) and Malaysia (Piri Reis)

Listen: Piri Reis / They Sleep We Live Split on Bandcamp


“Piri Reis start off with the ridiculously short Lend Me Your Life, Mine Is Kaput. It goes from screeching feedback, to atmospheric riffs, to utter chaos in the space of about thirty seconds. The screams are high-pitched and the percussion flails, while the guitars try and retain some melody amongst it all. Meranduk Ke Laut, Merekah Ke Danau is a lesson in how to fit a silly amount of music into no time at all. At barely a minute-and-a-half, Piri Reis changes mood, pace and allows their music to swirl around in masterful fashion.

They Sleep We Live’s parting song Fire Walk With Me is equally as violent as the two numbers from Piri Reis, to begin with. They’re slightly more restrained tempo wise yet they exhibit the same level of raw emotion. They make use of melody more obviously, especially from what sounds like an organ (I think). The rest of the instrumentation is more atmospheric, while the vocals flit between all-out screams and old-school spoken word.

Both bands are excellent at what they do. Piri Reis with their rapid violence and They Sleep We Live with their more sensitive screamo. Musically a lot of fun and while short, it will leave an impression.” (James / This Noise Is Ours)

Pressing Info:
60 x yellow copies (sold out)
240 x black copies

Artwork by Rodrigo Almanegra