Recorded over a cold winter's weekend in a dilapidated North London industrial district, Unnecessary Woe is the result of a desire to capture some of their live abandon in the form of a 'proper' record, with all engineering and mixing duties carried out within the group.
Improvising around skeletal structures, the players lock into a telepathic ebb and flow of hypnotic drums, tumbling electronic scree and modulated, obscured howls of rage. Six trajectories are bound together with bad vibes, bad whisky and the ringing ambiance of an old factory space.
released December 1, 2013
Mixed by the band.
Mastered by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse.
supported by 23 fans who also own “Unnecessary Woe”
Well this is damn good. I’m struggling to describe it, but here goes: Birthday Party era Nick Cave arthouse post punk with a stoner rock vibe to the production. Whew!
The bass drives the music and there is considerable variety between the songs. They tag it as, among others, psychedelic rock, and while I’m not sure I hear it, this lines up nicely with other recent standout additions to my collection like Hochen, Dreamtime, and Black Rainbows, who also use that tag. So maybe it’s just me. Lute FP