@@@ Girls in Synthesis: Mound/Disappear (Own It Records, 2017) A noise rock single I got to via a music publicist email. You know how much I love those music publicists! People use noise in their marketing because it’s cool, but this actually does have a fair dollop of noise to it. A simple punk beat on the drums and a Brit going on about something. Nothing like a British accent to class the joint up. The second tune (clipped below) is slightly more tuneful but still served up with a nice thick layer of noise and that accent. Solid B.
@@@ Ecstatic Vision: Raw Rock Fury (Relapse, 2017) Some hard hippie influenced psych that I got to via a music publicist email. Love them music publicists, f’real! This tune exploded out of the gate with fuzz wah, a fairly long bass line that pushes the tune forward, and a second guitar shredding it up. The second tune opens up more ambient with some delayed chopped up vocals a guitar feedback drone. I’m on the fifth tune and I like it all right — I would want more than the sound they have to get excited — some memorable freaky tunes perhaps?
YTD recordings listened to: 231
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 125
Not good music: 86
Honorable Mentions: 1
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