Daily electricity to load your batteries
30 May 2023
Who: Bristol based improv band spanning genres of Nu-metal, spoken word, Krautrock, shoegaze, free jazz and beach goth. They have coined the genre ‘lounge metal’, because the music is chilled, slow and moody with a definite metal homage on most tracks. They met on a dating app.
Track: III III MMXXIII
From the band’s debut EP Cybernetics. All lyrics of the songs are based on the book
Cybernetics: Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine
by the American mathematician and philosopher Norbert Wiener (1894-1964).
TUTV: Ever heard the almost unlistenable 1975 double LP Metal Music Machine
by the late genius Lou Reed, his to hell with rock ‘n’ roll opus? Well, III III MMXXIII is
a 28-minute mindfucker that actually doesn’t sound like the messed-up MMM, but it evokes the same music-destructive spirit: let’s build something in order to destroy it.
It’s a schizophrenic, psychotic, flipped-out jam infused with petrifying psychedelic guitars, played forward and backward, and ominous bass-lines going everywhere and nowhere. It’s an otherworldly razzle-dazzle trance-trip that seems to go on like forever and ever, while a ghostly voice mumbles words over it.
So, is it good/bad? I don’t think the labeling of good or bad is appropriate here.
The keywords are intriguing, fascinating, enigmatic and what-the-hell-is-going-on.
Put your headphones on.
Full EP HERE