Black Mayonnaise


EJ 66 CD
released Oct 2004

Black Mayonnaise is the one-man bedroom doom project of Akron, Ohio's Mike Duncan. This extremely disturbing music features dying Elephant Man gurgles as vocals mixed with detuned sludge metal guitar and an overall cough syrup spacerock feel. Small-minded folk might call it "depressing," but for slow-mo headbangers and psych freaks alike, it serves as a blessing of beautiful bleakness.

The relentless lo-fi drum machine has a profound effect on the overall desolate feel of the album -- the nine-minute "Spherics," for example, begins with a grueling six-minute intro of space gurgles and a S-L-O-W Melvins-like kick/snare pattern, but the payoff is immense: a rush of Sabbath-on-16 guitar flood that runs like a river of mayonnaise. Good things come for those who wait..

MP3: "Floating Body II"

“This is some creepy techno-ambient stuff. “Creepy” because of the gurgling undertones inherent in just about all the tracks, including a cover of the Butthole Surfer’s “Graveyard.” After awhile, I started getting the heebie-jeebies and wished there was just a little more light around me. Ttssattsr reminded me of an old Stephen King story, where a man drinks a bad can of beer and turns into this ravenous, gelatinous ooze. Black Mayonnaise have written the score to that tale. Gurgle gurgle.” - Azgarth

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