A horrible hack


Orange Canyon Mind

Year Released: 2006
Format: CD
Label: Crucial Blast
Reviewed by Kunal Nandi on Jun 13, 2007
Mere simple, dry descriptions do screw all to convey the overall effect of Skullflower (a.k.a. Matthew Bower plus a little help from his friends), but itís my job to give it a good British try, so youíll be wanting to know about the repeated hammering riffs barely breaking through some genuinely fucked tape hiss and electronic tomfoolery whilst someoneís guitar wails over the top. And thatís about it. For an hour. Itís gratuitously painful, but not without its hypnotic charm, like an evil Vibracathedral Orchestra, or a Krautrocking Merzbow. I canít really comment on how this compares to the rest of the Skullflower back-catalogue, what with it extending over a near two-decade period with much of it out of print, but the bandís previous albumís title ďExquisite Fucking BoredomĒ neatly reviewed itself and this album too. Unstoppable, bizarre, mind-expanding and mind-numbing lunacy.

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