Saturday, April 11, 2020
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #726
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MORGAN’S MEDIA BLACKOUT #726.455.57!
Thine Eyes Bleed – In The Wake
Of Separation (The End) :: Mine ears bleed.
Wolf Parade –
Apologies To Queen Mary (Sub Pop) :: What if Bowie and Ronson had recorded Hunky Dory while stewed to the
gills on a case of scotch?
The Dead Science – Frost Giant
(Absolutely Kosher) :: Nasty canasta Mexicano melodies merged with woozy wasted wastrel wails.
– Portals To Uphobia (Osmose Productions) :: Prog metal? I dunno, but it’s amazing how palatable screamo
vocals can be when they’re shored up by solid production and a relentless brace of burgeoning bludgeoning beats.
Lines – Waitin’ On The Wonderful (BMG) :: He may strike a Paddy Smiff meets Zimmer
pose on the inner tray photo, but he sure sings like the sincere second coming of classic country.
Of Unlight – The Continuum Hypothesis (The End) :: Gosh, I miss The Obsessed.
Of The Sun – Monarchs Of A Fallen Society (DCide) :: What at first blush appears to be
the usual slapdash hodgepodge of generic angst pop is quickly quelled by the swirling dashes of Kirk Hammett guitar work.
– Mythological Occult Metal 1991-2001 (Osmose Productions) :: And then this compilation of feelth metal’s
greatest grates and rarest wracks comes along to show everyone where it began and who to blame.
PLATTER OF THE WEEK: Chromelodeon – Heart Of Sawdust (Bloodlink) :: Any band that names
itself after an obscure Harry Partch work gets my vote right off the bat—especially when they title their six songs
an economically minimal “One” through “Six.” But when all six are prog rock instrumentals á
la Nash The Slash, well, when I say I’m in love, you best believe I’m in love, l-u-v.