A horrible hack

Burnt Offerings

Songs About Sex

Year Released: 2010
Format: Tape
Label: 77 Records
Reviewed by Dana Scully on Jan 18, 2012
Goth as fuck. I think people call this kind of thing minimal synth. Itís all samples and dark industrial sounding drum machines and doesnít really make much sense as ~music~. Iím confronted with my usual debate about whether the band doesnít care or and Iím underestimating. Given the number of over-earnest fools in the world I think itís safe to say that the bandís intentions weigh very slightly, if at all, on the quality of music they make. The finished record, or tape in this case, is all that matters. So, what do I think? I think itís goth as fuck. Even if the whole thing left me scratching my head, and even if I canít see (m)any revisits on the horizon, there were three or four times when this bordered on convincingly creepy, and as a whole I enjoyed listening. Its maybe a bad indication that my favourite track was a Christian Death cover, but Iím going to venture that it was nicely contextualised by the rest of the tape or something. And it was a good one Ė total mixtape fodder. Only problem is I donít know what kind of weirdo even listens to this kind of thingÖ

Burnt Offerings- Romeos Distress by 77records

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