Few concerts are so utterly absorbing, and my only regret is my seeming inability to truly capture the majesty of an utterly unique evening. 10
Not for those for whom familiarity breeds safety, Brandon Seabrook’s Needle Driver is an avant-garde masterpiece that throws down a rough-covered gauntlet to all those who would claim innovation in their art.
Not, perhaps, a classic in its own right, it points the way to a brighter future and I have no doubt we’ll be hearing more from Crimson Star in the future. 8
Not an easy piece of work, then, easy is not something to which Nine Inch Nails fans are typically inclined. Roll on EP 3. 8
Familiarity with the original release is not necessarily essential... but it certainly does work best as a companion piece and it offers an opportunity to see Mark Lanegan’s most impressive album through entirely different eyes. 7
With just three tracks, this is a short, sharp demonstration of the band’s skills and it promises bigger things if they can maintain the same level of quality control when they come to record a full-length release. 8
From the haunting artwork to the savagely beautiful production, this EP delivers and it looks set to bring the band to a whole new audience. Kinasis are truly exceptional and this EP is the proof – don’t miss out! 9
Despite the number of bands that pass across the SonicAbuse desk, there are a handful that really make you question the sanity of record label execs when you find they’re not signed – Gehtika is one such act. 10