Saturday, January 17, 2015
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #455
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MEDIA BLACKOUT #455.57!
Bleed – In The Wake Of Separation (The End) :: Mine ears bleed.
Wolf Parade – Apologies To Queen Mary
(Sub Pop) :: What if Bowie and Ronson had recorded Hunky Dory while stewed to the gills on a case of scotch?
The Dead Science – Frost Giant (Absolutely
Kosher) :: Nasty canasta Mexicano melodies merged with woozy wasted wastrel wails.
Detonation – Portals To Uphobia (Osmose Productions)
:: Prog metal? I dunno, but it’s amazing how palatable screamo vocals can be when they’re shored up by solid production
and a relentless brace of burgeoning bludgeoning beats.
Aaron Lines – Waitin’ On The Wonderful (BMG) :: He may strike a Paddy Smiff meets
Zimmer pose on the inner tray photo, but he sure sings like the sincere second coming of classic country.
Epoch Of Unlight – The Continuum Hypothesis
(The End) :: Gosh, I miss The Obsessed.
Of The Sun – Monarchs Of A Fallen Society (DCide) :: What at first blush appears to be
the usual slapdash hodgepodge of generic angst pop is quickly quelled by the swirling dashes of Kirk Hammett guitar work.
ABSU – Mythological
Occult Metal 1991-2001 (Osmose Productions) :: And then this compilation of feelth metal’s greatest grates and
rarest wracks comes along to show everyone where it began and who to blame.
SIZZLING PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Chromelodeon – Heart Of Sawdust
(Bloodlink) :: Any band that names itself after an obscure Harry Partch work gets my vote right off the bat—especially
when they title their six songs an economically minimal “One” through “Six.” But when all six are
prog rock instrumentals á la Nash The Slash, well, when I say I’m in love, you best believe I’m in love,
Be seeing you!