Tonight, Enslaved Chaos will jam for the second time after an extended hiatus. I’ve been playing guitar in this band since 97. Mat, our original vocalist has gone back to his kampung, so to speak, in the US. Kojek, the bassist is busy raising a young family and building a reputation in the art scene as painter and installation artist. Penter (drums) has gotten himself a job and a girlfriend while Meny (guitars) is in between jobs.
Both of them live here in Kuantan and three of us started jamming last Monday. It began nervously, Meny struggling with the studio guitar and the nasal peavey amp, me readjusting my ears back to the noise we generate and Penter having to stop the song when he misses rolls and shit. But after about 40 minutes, it came back together. Of course there was no bass or vocals but the structure of the songs emerged amidst all the sheer volume. I like Sick of You and We Want Some Violence.
Meny has a copy of our release on CD. I might take-up Mat’s suggestions for setting-up a myspace page for it and maybe future releases. Sure, if it’s a group effort. He’s already emailed me the lyrics for all his songs. Brilliant, if I may say so. I’m not being negative but under the present circumstances, given the scarcity of rehearsal or even communication between the band members, it might take some time before anyone listens to a new EC release.
We do have good unrecorded material though. I mean, compared to a lot of bands in the current scene, I think it sounds more cohesive than, say, Apparatus. Onani is not bad though. I like FSF too.