Been spending a lot of time listening to This Heat lately, partially because the band’s Charles Hayward has been kicking around with Alexis Taylor in About Group, and partially because that band was awesome and were great at turning experimental improvisation from hazy meandering into beautiful concrete ideas. La Big Vic—as far as we know—are not really improvising here, but they are stretching out and using steady drums as an anchor and then freaking out completely from there. It’s something that feels informed, if not specifically influenced by This Heat, a dark swirl of feedback just barely reigned in for close to eleven minutes. La Big Vic’s Actually comes out May 10th on Underwater Peoples. Watch a making of video here.
Download: La Big Vic, “Musica”