“We’re pretty floored, and we have a feeling ‘Fighting!’ is going to be one of those gems we’ll still be talking about a long time from now.” – Boomkat
Drainolith’s debut LP, ‘Fighting!’, was forged the old fashioned way. Songs crafted, tested, and retooled to perfection while on the road for months. Then, recorded completely live without overdubs. The album has already been getting comparisons to an early Royal Trux style of damaged blues. The similarity goes deeper than aesthetic though. Drainolith is an expression of a life dedicated to sound. There is a certain intimacy here not found in Alex’s previous work with AIDS Wolf. Filled with fractured synth, stuttering rhythms and cryptic personal content, Drainolith’s sound is delicate, exacting and full of command. The narrative my be mysterious, but you are at full attention.
Drainolith is Alexander Moskos. He has toured North America with both Regression (member of Wolf Eyes) and Bee Mask. His discography includes cassettes on Sun Ark, NNA, and American Tapes. ‘Fighting’ is his first full length 12″ release.
“Numb, bitter, and hilarious outsider pop that stretches the idea of dissonance in exciting new directions.” – Ad Hoc
“Deeply felt and deeply numb at the same time, somehow scorching and freezing.” – Cameron Stallones / Sun Araw
“…sparkly drone … transporting sound art…” – Time Out New York
No Canada – Drainolith is Fighting on the Front Lines – Interview at VICE