Neil Gardner is a bit of an audio guru, being the brains behind an award winning spoken word production company. But sometimes he likes to retreat from the digital studio to listen to some music analogue style, on vinyl. This time it's Hex Breaker by Menace Beach...
Format: 7″ red vinyl (split single with Post War Glamour Girls)
Lo-fi distorted dirge poetry with a dark message. A little hard to focus on the vocals within the wall of sound and against the eerie nightmarish wailing in the background. Ghostly and unnerving sound which captivates and draws you in, conjuring thoughts of other dimensions and unusual spaces. Strong use of guitars, bass and drums… Repetitive vocals increase the feeling of dread.
Finyl Thought: Where am I? What’s going on? Are the great old ones finally breaking through?
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First published on From the Listening Nook - Find Neil in his nook @listeningnook
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