Writhing Squares :: Mythology

Writhing Squares’ antecedents are the heaviest of heavy psychedelicists. They draw from the ecstatic riffery of Blue Cheer, the nodding hypnotics of Wooden Shjips, the heavy raptures of Red-era King Crimson. When they employ a drum machine, as in hard-popping “Cerberus,” you can hear an echo of Suicide in the whip-crack of percussion and the answering blat of saxophone.

Writhing Squares :: Chart For The Solution

Writhing Squares—the Philadelphia based duo of Kevin Nickles and Daniel Provenzano—bely their own spartan approach on their new lp Chart For The Solution, employing bass, horns, and drum machine to intergalactic effect. The outfit brings a sprawling 70-minute affair to the table with patch-working motorik rhythms, ambient synth trances, post-punk dub, and psychedelic shredders.