June 15, 2010

THE BARONIC WALL -"The Golden Sword/In Granite Parlor" Cassette (Night People)

Baronic Wall aka: Jack Gilbert,is my newest obsession.This tape is so fresh and inventive,I can hardly stand it.I really can't get enough of this.An overly-affected mix of sci-fi synth-punk and unhinged art fuckery.This shit is beyond damaged art,and this kind of musical mental abuse couldn't work any better for Gilbert.Minimalist-weirdo anthems that never let up.Golden Sword..kicks off with "Calibrant Memories".The delay-drenched shouting match immediately brings some early Throbbing Gristle to the mix,with it's  synth pulses,and dense,minimal electro-bumps.It's got a catchy kraut-like repetition to it,and their bizarre formulas seem to work very well from song to song,but some of these tunes rely solely on a single synthesizer note and Gilbert's intense P.Orridge-esque howl to carry them out.A fair amount of these songs flow towards a more lucid tone, that brings The Fall's more tender moments to mind.An insanely catchy and brave release from the elusive Baronic Wall,and they are just getting started.BAD ASS.

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