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Water Damage - 'In E' 2XLP (12XU 157-1)



Volume, repetition, volume, repetition, volume and repetition, this is the sonic mantra of Austin, Texas's Water Damage. On their new record 'In E', Water Damage continues to scorch the earth with walls of punishing sound. It's no secret that something truly special can happen to the psyche when you are being pummelled with trance inducing drones, you can transcend time, you might laugh, you might cry but hopefully you look inward, letting a calm wash over you with metric tons of distortion. Water Damage are the rare "rock" band that follow in the lineage of artists like Faust, Tony Conrad, Steve Reich and Pärson Sound, one that creates such heavy yet minimalistic audio treasures that not only hit you viscerally but also give space to contemplate on your place in the cosmos. Their longest offering yet, Water Damage hits you with 4 side long tracks of krautpunk ending with a cover of "Ladybird" by Shit & Shine featuring Craig Clouse himself on vocals. Drone until you hear god speak.

- Joe Trainer, Dummy

Engineered by Max Deems at Diseased Tapes Billion Dollar Studio. Mixed by Travis Austin. Mastered and lacquers cut by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering. Art and design by Greg Piwonka.

"Ladybird" written by Shit & Shine.

P&C 2024 Water Damage under license to 12XU
Songs 1-3 published by Water Damage the band from Texas LLC

Water Damage is Mari Maurice, Thor Harris, Jonathan Horne, Nate Cross, George Dishonor, Travis Austin, Mike Kanin, Greg Piwonka, Jeff Piwonka and Lonnie "Palmtree" Slack.