Purge Of Genden was released on a limited edition (50) cassette by Nothing Out There records in March 2017.
Drawing inspiration from filmmakers Konstantin Lopushansky and Piotr Szulkin - both purveyors of post-apocalyptic futurescapes - Estonian noisemaker Threes & Will offers up six doses of psychedelic noise of varying degrees of brutality. Overall the focuses is not on fuzz or punishment, but rather on colourful texture and repetitive melodies. ‘Koniec Cywilizacji’ (Polish for ‘End of Civilization’) views the apocalypse with unnerving ease, seemingly happy with the chaos of fuzzed out guitar loops. ‘The Conquest Of Zhangzhung’ (Zhangzhung was an ancient Tibetan region predating Buddhism) is a similarly steady ritual of repeated guitars and ultimately some guttural vocalisations, again not so much brutal or dark as somewhat peaceful and pleasantly weird. ‘Bunkers’ is another dose of repetitive riffing too. It’s only on closing diptych ‘Erebus’ and ‘Sharpen The Knife, Go Uphill To Kill Jesus’ that Threes & Will starts to more thoroughly rock out, variably stoner riffing and attacking his guitar strings as if sharpening a particularly stubbornly blunt knife over a simple drum beat. Simply perfect for that hit of post-apocalyptic Estonian noise rock fumblings you’ve been looking for. - The Quietus, Spool's Out.
I first encountered Threes And Will via a split release they put out through the always wonderful Blue Tapes some time ago. Ever since then I've been a huge admirer of the caustic, sub-krautrock din dished up by this Estonian band and their latest release, in partnership with French label Nothing Out There, has certainly not diminished my admiration.
If anything, the band crank up the noise levels still more on this offering. Looping, repetitive guitars dominate, though often to subtly varied ends: the woozy, dissonant fuzz of opener 'Koniec Cywilizacji' opens up over the collection, via the epic spaciness of 'The Conquest Of Zhangzhung' until something more reminiscent of psychedelic rock is let loose on 'Bunkers'.
That in turn gives way to the magnificent 'Erebus', half stoner nightmare and half the sound of something that might well come out from the speedway pits if the mechanics got the pitch and balance just right.
I'm aware I'm already descending to the level of the figurative to describe all this, which kind of gives away the difficulty I'm experiencing in doing so. Perhaps I should just tell you that the six tracks here collectively bring about the kind of head-shredding thrill we've no right to expect to last over forty minutes but somehow, in the hands of Threes And Will, it does. - Unwashed Territories
There's a definitively dystopian zeitgeist to Threes & Will's last output. Always noisier and more on the headbanging mantraïc style, this eclectic Estonian venture sounds inspired by famous filmmakers Konstantin Lopushansky and Piotr Szulkin, making it an excellent soundtrack to your next local polling day. Turn off the sound of the TV set, gnaw the antenna cable, smash the remote on the wall and press play on that tape player. It's been waiting to get back in service for too long. - Nothing Out There Records