This album celebrates EN's 20th year of operation with a marked improvement in production values. The focused and streamlined sound finds equal space for pulsing, naked bass guitar, trimmed-down sound effects, low-end percussion, and strings. Not least of all, the punchy production brings EN's often-personal lyrics and intense delivery to the forefront--to double-edged effect.
The world can never have too many bands who sound like they really love Spacemen 3. This Boston three piece is a band to keep an eye out for. A couple weeks ago I reviewed their set I caught, which caught me off-guard. The band have magically formulated a beautiful sound on recording in addition to the wonderful live set.
The new single clocks inat a mere 10 minutes, and contains two tracks. The first is of courseour first chance to hear Antony and the Johnsons, whose album isapparently being released through Dutro later in the spring.
Four words: Leif Garrett covers Nirvana. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" to be exact.
After listening to this everyday for over a week now, I am happy to report that it is indeed growing on me!
Instrumental dark ambient charnel ground, atmospheric music - from New York, of all places!
This is a wonderfully schizophrenic release, with an aptly chosen name.