Monday, 28 March 2016

Short Attention Span Record Reviews, March 2016 Vol. III


BLOOD CEREMONY – Lord Of Misrule

Look, I like Blood Ceremony, I really do. But Wizard Fist’s showcase in the opening scene of Vinyl Season 1, Episode 5 sort of ruined this stuff for me, at least for a while. (7)


I’ve always discounted these Swedes as Isis wannabes but recruiting the great Mrs. Christmas has been a very smart move on their part, resulting in the best post-metal you’re likely to hear until Neurosis drops a new album. (8)

FRONTIERER – Orange Mathematics

If you’re into “Calculating Infinity”-era Dillinger Escape Plan and the more extreme Meshuggah stuff, prepare to have your face melted. (8)

MIKE & THE MELVINS – Three Men And A Baby

The Melvins augmented by godheadsilo vocalist/bassist Mike Kunka still sound like the Melvins. (7)

THE BODY & FULL OF HELL – One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache

This is seriously creepy stuff and probably the most extreme metal record you’ll hear all year. (7)

ZUN – Burial Sunrise

Bong? Check. Beer? Check. Yesterday’s cold pizza? Check. Screensaver set to play kaleidoscopic images on infinite loop? Check. Alright, let’s do this! (7)



Darren Aronofsky’s go-to soundtrack guy composes claustrophobic score for movie based on “unfilmable” J.G. Ballard novel. Haven’t seen it but I guarantee the music will make you feel uncomfortable. (7)


Global fusion electronica, just the type of music the DJ at a really expensive cocktail bar will play and mix it with Thievery Corporation. You can’t drink beer to this, order a Tom Collins or a Blueberry Vodka Martini or something. (7)

MARGO PRICE – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter

The latest exciting addition to the long list of Country Artists For People Who Don’t Listen To Country Music. This one’s Jack White-endorsed. (8)

PARKER MILLSAP – The Very Last Day

This is more blues than country but in any case keep your eyes on this kid, he’s going places. (8)

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS – Everything You’ve Come To Expect

You can read about this elsewhere, you don’t need me. (-)

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Aloha Got Soul: Soul, AOR, & Disco in Hawaii 1979-1985

This compilation of rarities by forgotten Hawaiian musicians has gotten rave reviews from everyone. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE??? Every single song sounds like a cheap demo cover version the “Love Boat” theme. (4)

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