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GEFFIKA "Skimask Split"

by Geffika

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In the first winter of 2008, Jeoff Thais and Gessica Calvanico decided that a collaborative bond should be established between them, and Geffika was adopted to describe the material output of the space between their bodies. Legitimized and humming for almost three years, this space has proved to be alternatively industrious and languid, pushing out slow, deep pools of noise at an unhurried pace. Devoted but not chained to reduction, stoicism, and proper etiquette, the two bring their babysitters, landlords, legs, seductive dances, Slees, and dietary restrictions to life on the guitar/drum/beep/whine. The two songs on the split with Boston titans Skimask were recorded by Ellis Anderson in their practice zone in 2010.

Speaking of their Massachusettsian wax-mates, Skimask consists of three gentlemen who met a cafe in the fall of 2009, became friends, and began playing music together shortly thereafter. Those three gentlemen, in specific, are "Z" on the drums, "A" on the mouth-bass (no guitars, no strings, just microphones and machines), and lastly, large and in charge, the ceremonial master, the Profit Muhammed. "This is the "A". This is the "Z". They create everything in between. I am the Profit (dot that "i" with a dollar sign) Muhammed." The Profit is also the diplomat (if not the king) of the increasingly impressive Boston underground, home to (fellow-Sophomores) Fat History Month, Pile, Gorilla Toss, Arvid Noe, and Kal Marks, just to name a few, and host to similarly-minded mutants from all around this weird, wild country, who have shared a beer-soaked basement with the one and only Skimask, and lived to tell the story.

Having initially known each other through mutual friend Meg Dowd (of Chicago slop-pop punks Putting Out), the eternal bond between Geffika and Skimask was strengthened after a failed attempt to perform together for the first time at a Boston house space in 2010. The cops came in and shut down the show before either band played, so they relocated to a practice space and played for one another, song for song into the morning light. At some point during the impromptu sonic-seance, Mary Lou Lord (Kill Rock Stars recording artist and pre-Courtney love interest of Kurt Cobain) stumbled in, declaring "Yeah, now this is REAL music!" while drunkenly slurring her words and flashing her tits around the room. She locked her boyfriend out of the space, so while he continued to bang on the door in a frustrated fit, Geff-Ski continued to bang on their instruments in a proud and hypnotic fury of their own -- a celebration of newfound friendship, and a pact to one day share a slab of songs together.


released September 27, 2011

This split 12" LP (assuming an EP-per-side equals an LP) is the first vinyl offering for both bands, limited to only 200 copies (SOLD OUT) on black with hand-numbered/silk-screened jackets.

(*SKIMASK has requested their existence be white-washed from the internet)


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