Over the past decade and a half, Jim Thirlwell (a k a Foetus) has not
only recorded over 15 releases mainly as a one-man band, with the occasional
assistance of other noted musicians, but he has also assumed the role of
producer and remixer for many established acts, such as Red Hot Chili Peppers,
Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, EMF, Nick Cave and White Zombie. Touching on
everything from dance, metal and rock to big band, jazz and surf the eccentric
Foetus sound is a difficult one to describe, but "Verklemmt," the first
single on both the Null EP and the band's forthcoming full-length
album Gash, leans more toward the heavy, darker side of the musical
spectrum with loud, distorted bursts of crushing chaos layered within an
explosive mix of gruff, evil vocals, wailing guitars and hard techno beats.
The EP also features two different extended mixes of "Verklemmt" and an
additional three tracks that will not be included on Gash: the sonic
gnash of "Be Thankful," the spattering blast of "Butter" and the eerie,
luminous glow of "Into The Light."