“Colin Meloy’s writing has always had a certain irrepressible quality to it; he might want to promote his solo gigs as camp fire concerts but his approach is that of the strident balladeer, not the miniaturist… ”
“Despite them spending a long time (for them) in a studio, it’s good to see the Kills not splurging out on and losing their essential ideas of how they should write and present their songs. ”
With Frenzy of the Absolute there’s a ritualistic grandeur inherent in the music that is totally at odds with that live experience.
Songs such as album opener Stormy High and the behemoth Bright Lights essay the kind of guitar riff that Ritchie Blackmore used to pepper songs with. Unfortunately the latter of those tracks also reminds me of the kind of nonsense that Spinal Tap parodied in Stonehenge.
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Another cracking release from Holland’s finest purveyors of intelligent noise.
“What is very apparent is Destroyer have been getting down to some old Brian Eno solo LPs, especially stuff like Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy and Before and After Science.”
“On the whole I’m not one for fey youths looking like they need a square meal singing about heartaches (check the lyrics, my lord does the lad suffer) but somehow Jay’s charm and determination wins through. ”
Right now we’re gearing up for another
Eurovision Song Contest, the world’s biggest celebration of karaoke dollybirds
and mentally unsound comedy entrants like Spain’s bequiffed Rodolfo
Chikilicuatre who proudly plays a toy guitar with his nose.
Continue reading “Child Pornography – She’s Got Legs/Psychedelic Horseshit – Magic Flowers Droned”
“The Wot Nxt corporation have always been held in high esteem in Incendiary’s heart, so when we found out that a festival was planned for the normally slumberous LVC, it didn’t take much persuasion to decide that time spent in watching the shenanigans would be time spent wisely (even if it did mean pissing around with those infernal beer tokens the place dishes out).
“Slowly but surely, the venue is coming into its own. There’s room for equipment, and a gantry of sorts for the smaller amongst us (believe me, Dutch squatters are at least 6 inches bigger than anyone else). ”