Monday, May 30, 2011

The Pendle Witches in Eternal Agony

Demdike Stare are one of those bands that seems to have lit up the entire critical community (at least those I respect), but seem far too ascetic to make as lasting impressions as these reviews suggest. With all the kind ink, it seems these words are better reserved for conjuring peers (foremost, Coil) who came first and did it better. With that said, Tryptych is not bad, but for the almgamation it supposes (horror soundtracks/ deep drone/ Modern Love style dubtronics/ Caretaker or concrete Radiophic hauntology/ Shackleton style Fifth World rhythm) it should sound better.

Here's the review

This Island Earth

New review of Friendly Fires' maddeningly enjoyable Pala, an album which is sonically smart and pretty lyrically idiotic.

More Music About Housing Projects

Albeit with a completely different vantage. A short review of Salva's Complex Housing