@@@ Ovlov: Land of Steve-O (Exploing in Sound, 2021) Sweeten up the Sonic Youth formula by taking the storm out of the verse as well as some of that good ol’ NYC nihilism and you’re pretty close to this track. Lots of other bands as well. Chll in the verse, kick out the jams in the chorus, god bless ‘merka amiright??? Nice friendly singer, well done guitars, there you have it.
@@@ Body/Dilloway/Head: Body/Erase (Three Lobed Recordings, 2021) Okay this is also off this week’s All Music notable release email and is the opening 17 minute banger of the proceedings. I believe this is one of Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon’s new projects so coincidence to have mentioned Sonic Youth, I don’t think so! It opens very sparse with what sounds like disembodied glitched out/reversed bits of voice, I don’t really know. I’m clicking forward 1 minute at a time and around 7 minutes there starts to be more material sorta bouncing around and at around 9 minutes we get some mangled up instruments. I find myself less listening and more trying to figure out what is going on and what the sounds trace back to. I’m guessing this is a big pile of loops sorta offset against each other but that’s a guess it could be improvised. The ending/latter part is a staticky collision and celebration of feedback and blasts of static and I don’t hate it but I’m not moved by it. A little bit moved but not a lot.