Posts Tagged ‘album reviews’

IDLES-CRAWLER

1.MTT 420RR /2.The Wheel</span< /3.When The Lights Come On /4. Car Crash/5.The New Sensation /6. Stockholm Syndrome /7. The Beachland Ballroom /8.Crawl! /9. Meds/10.Kelechi /11. Progress /12. Wizz /13. King Snake /14. The End

Release date: 16 November 2021

…or what does a paralytic loveless dream sound like?

When IDLES first dropped ‘Brutalism’ – their debut album on the planet, followed by a mind-blowing gig at Rough Trade East at the height of a blistering London summer – we all jumped for joy in the presence of a band that dared to IDLES coverlook at the ‘life of the dog’ and had the audacity to spit on the ills of such a life with the in-your-face emotional drama that is absent from our everyday lives. Two studio and two live albums later, this band has stood the test of time and drop ‘CRAWLER’. IDLES have carried a certain assertiveness with them, an  urge – to take back things ‘stolen’ (friends, innocence, jobs, decency…) – that comes from the emotional strength acquired over time, when someone keeps too many things inside for far too long.

Are you ready for the storm? (lyrics:MTT 420RR)

(more…)

Spread the word by sharing this

Release Date: 6 August 2021

1.THE ORDER OF SPIRITUAL VIRGINS /2. I WHO BEND THE TALL GRASSES /3. PENNSYLVANIA FURNACE /4. MANY HANDS /5. MAN IS LIKE A SPRING FLOWER /6.REPENT NOW CONFESS NOW/7. THE SACRED LINAMENT OF JUDGMENT /8. PERPETUAL FLAME OF CENTRALIA/9. MAN IS LIKE A SPRING FLOWER/10. THE SOLITARY BRETHREN OF EPHRATA

Label: Sargent House

An existential cry from the periphery of Hell to the depths of Lower Hell

This is an album that you must handle with care from the second you unseal it. This is an LP that you must take care of, possibly more than very few others in your collection. This is a sonic howl from the depths of Hell that overwhelms all conscious sentiment of those who never perceived sin this way before. It is a procession for the expulsion of pain and for this reason it is sacred.

Each time Kristin Hayter, a.k.a Lingua Ignota, offers us a sonic story, it is often one written in blood. ‘SINNER GET READY‘ – an album that defies categorization, whose title and song titles are written in capital letters to signify their conceptual gravity – is the sixth release by Lingua Ignota in four years. It surpasses everything that she has created so far in terms of production, texture, emotional and conceptual depth, arrangement, aesthetic references, instrumentation and performance. If the previous releases were all delivered from the perspective of a creature in one of the seven circles of Upper Hell, then ‘SINNER GET READY’ is the sound of all the gatekeepers of Hell combined.

(more…)

Spread the word by sharing this