A horrible hack

No Form


Year Released: 2015
Format: 12" EP
Label: Muscle Horse - Reagent
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Mar 1, 2016
A horrible, compulsive experience, this. Like worrying a rotten tooth with your tongue or sticking a grubby thumb in some sore part of your anatomy just to check that it still hurts. Things grind and creak. Basslines sway like a late-night drunk at the edge of a tube platform. The vocals sound like they're somehow being shrieked through both gritted teeth and a length of shit-clogged drainpipe. Though furious, things have an unerring sense of purpose. On the b-side, a horn enters and is blown atonally at seemingly random intervals. The ragged shadow of No Trend looms large. Flipper - sans mirth - are a definite point of reference. Everything sounds queasy and impossibly pained. But the pain is of a type that's wont to make you spiteful, or crazed enough to start gnawing at whatever the source of discomfort is. It's all worryingly close to brilliant.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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