Possessed (by seitan), Corrupted (by cookies)
My Saturdays have an alarming uniformity to them – wake up, eat breakfast, go and look around for some records. Yesterday I travelled to North london to check out Second Layer Records in Highgate. The shop specialises in the avant garde and noise but it does have a small (but pretty impressive) punk/metal section. I bought the two latest (well, reissued) Corrupted 12″s and a Skullflower 7″. I’ve long been a fan of the Japanese band Corrupted; I love the way they mix the socially aware message and imagery of older English anarcho-punk bands with a really heavy doom/sludge sound,and the fact that they hail from Japan but sing in Spanish.
Anyways, I made it home via the chaotic and sprawling tube network and decided to bake some cookies whilst listening to my new records. The recipe comes from the ‘Please Don’t Feed the Bears’ vegan cookbook, a fantastic inspiration and resource written by somebody that can elucidate upon the pleasures of alternative music and vegan baking far more eloquently than I can. Check it out if you get the chance.
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup of brown sugar, same again with white sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup margerine, softened
1 bag semi-sweet vegan choc chips
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup apple sauce
3 Tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp sea salt
Preheat the oven to 325f. Mix the margerine, brown and white sugar, vanilla, apple sauce and peanut butter until creamy. the add the flour, salt and baking soda to the mix. Finally, add the choc chips. Place in table spoon sized dollops on a baking tray (they flatten and spread out as they cook. Bake for 9-12 minutes and leave them to harden on a cooling rack.
Corrupted – Nadie EP
Skullflower/ Axolotl – 7″ split
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