Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Neptune - Gong Lake
Label: Table Of The Elements
When someone says "noise rock", they literally are describing this record. It's not a band from Madison, Wisconsin on Touch and Go Records who recorded with Steve Albini circa 1991, it's a Boston based assemblage of musician/sculptor/sorta-performance-artists, who build their own instruments and make droning, Teutonically precise beats of icy cold industrial sounding bleakness. The sounds are sharp and menacing, with alien undercurrents of harmony. Great for a romantic, candlelit dinner, so long as your date is into uncomfortable pauses and fascism.
Shellac, meets Oneida, meets Einsturzende Neubautan, meets Black Dice, meets Mens Recovery Project, meets you alone again on a Saturday night.