This split unites two experimental electronic acts from The United States. The CD-R is housed in a provocatively crude and pink slip, which one could intrepret to be a warning colour. As I had expected (not only based on the cover artwork), this split is only for people with peculiar tastes.
This is the first time I'm hearing of the one-man band El Diablos Bloncos, which has made a few releases since '08 (if not earlier). EDB's songs on this split are some kind of simple and somewhat noisy lo-fi techno; bouncy bass-loops, simple and cheap synth-melodies, and crude drum-loops. The two first tracks are of the faster kind, whereas the rest of the split revolves around mid-tempo. The tracks are structurally simple and repetitive, but some improvised melodies and the muffled and downright bizarre vocal-snarling with various effects give the songs some variation and unpredictability. The soundscape is damp, and the suffocated feel is further enchanced by the vocal department.
The songs are simplistic, bizarre, and immaturely humorous, but some moments (such as track six) have some attempt to sound more serious concerning the songs' feel, soundscape and structure. Still, they vary too much from each other in many ways, making it very difficult to fathom what the artist was aiming for. There is a possibility that EDB will make something actually noteworthy in the future, but on this release its sound is not even close to being finished or matured enough.
El Diablos Bloncos: 4+ / 10
After 14 minutes of EDB, it's time for almost 20 minutes of Endometrium Cuntplow. EC, too, opens up with a techno-like song, but it carries a much stronger sound and a freer structure than the predecessing band. "It's Beyond Help Now" feels a bit intro-like in its calmness, but the second song kicks the drive up with a mass of strong beats, a simple and grainy synth-melody, and distorted low vocals. "Quadratica" continues by mixing light pop/dance-elements together with screeching noise and sample usage, and the track's lead loop-melody has a nice psychedelic dimension as well.
The six-minute song "Serpenter" calms things down with its mix of droning noise and echoed samples, and "Depression" continues in a similar vein, albeit with a stronger and more dramatic drive. The last song is loud digital noise that didn't offer a lot of new to me, but it's a good outro-track for the split.
EC is clearly the more handy and experienced of the two, but this isn't the solo-project's best creation. Some parts are too based on loud booms instead of the structure or details, whereas some others are too quiet and dull. The contrasts are very strong, and the two all different emphases make EC's side of the split feel too divided and scattered. The songs' boldly experimental style gives them more credibility and originality and creates something of a continuous undercurrent for the six songs, but it's not enough to save the whole.
Endometrium Cuntplow: 6½ / 10
This split is for people with an open (maybe even twisted) taste for electronic and noisy experimental music. It doesn't present either of the one-man projects at their best, but gives a good image of what they do. The CD-R was released in 2010 as a pressing of 60 copies, so it might take a while to find a copy of it, though.