A horrible hack

Sofy Major


Year Released: 2009
Format: 12" EP
Label: Emergence - IRAE - Communication Is Not Words
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jan 25, 2010
First up, this is a really fucking lovely item to look at: a neat gatefold card sleeve with intricate three-colour screenprinting and another print itself on the b-side. Really rather eye-catching, and reminiscent of releases like the Halo Perfecto or Life At These Speeds LPs. Thankfully the music doesn't disappoint either, things kicking off with the chugging, crotch-kicking malevolence of "Meurtre a Lezoux" and on through another three tracks of hard-to-pinpoint awesomeness that veer between a gritty Unsane lurch and the heavy, sinewy groove of Shotmaker, the singer's hoarse, incredulous screams augmented here and there by well-chosen samples that bleed blurrily into the music and, along with lingering moments of static-edged ambience, give these four Frenchmen an edge over many other acts currently charting a similar course.
Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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