Blind to the World
A Song for Leader
DIIE are a four-piece psych-punk band whose music welds the anodyne sounds of classic psych-rock and desert jazz to ear-splitting noise, endless cosmische rhythms and unapologetic guitar shredding.
The result is weird, but so are the people who make it. "III" is their debut full-length, following the release of two EPs, "DIIE" and "UFOs Satanic Terror". Following the trajectory of those albums, which saw the band's heavy motoric sound grow wilder and more expansive with each song, "III" presents a complete vision of the band DIIE. Over the course of an hour, the album follows the course of a Day/Night cycle, guided along by the ambient interludes with Arabic titles. In between, we hear the sunny post-punk of "Upper Faiw;" the grungy, high-noon churn of "Untransfigured" and "Saguto Geometry Report;" the sunset glow of "Skeletonizer Report" and "Realtor Sunset;" and the midnight-black of the album's closing, three-part Maghrib Suite. The day/night concept helpfully arranges these parts in order to easier survey the gigantic, weird and darkly colorful hellscape that DIIE conjure up with this, their most ridiculous and satisfying creation.