Following 2015’s debut EP release Heartworm, Melbourne industrialists Kollaps have refined their restless brand of harsh DIY post-industrial noise. Recruiting doom/noise veteran Damian Coward [Heirs, High Tension] to bass/percussion/production in 2016, Wade Black (vocals) and Robin W. Marsh’s (drums, programming) new offering Sibling Lovers intensifies the conflict between the twin energies of confusion and control at the core of Kollaps’ sound.
The bands habitually uneasy textures and crude tones are generated with appropriated non-instruments- scrap metal, raw plastics, steel beams. For the band, this isn’t an empty ‘industrial’ gesture, it’s a way to literally use the detritus of postmodern society against itself. Vocals bypass the desk, running directly through amplifiers to create a sense of a raw, untreated voice.
Conceptually, Sibling Lovers follows Heartworm as an exploration of individual sickness as a manifestation of a diseased modern society. For lyricist Wade Black Sibling Lovers is introspective and confessional; images of actual physical sicknesses (cancer, colostomy bags, heart worm) are used to make sense a malignant world of slaughterhouses, incest and alcoholism. - Trait Records