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.
Rich in emotional resonance and utterly exquisite, the album left me dazzled and inspired in a way that I have not been for some time, and I can think of no greater tribute to pay it. 10
Wider in scope than ‘Cook book’, ‘down on the farm’ is a musical treat that will appeal to anyone who enjoyed the wide-eyed genre exploration of the mid-90s and is well worth exploring.
...what links them, beyond all else, to their peers of yesteryear is a wilful desire to experiment and to create rather than simply follow in someone else’s footsteps. ‘Entopica Phenomica’ is an exceptional debut from an exceptional band. 9
This self-titled effort is a gorgeous, potent mix of frazzled, art-house guitar, sweeping harmonies and layers of noise, and deserves a place in any discerning music fan’s collection.
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‘The Gospel’ may never find its way into the mainstream, but, for music lovers who still treat the art from with reverence and respect, the album is a gift to be treasured.