Monday, August 31, 2009
Manual Zombie - Ice From The Sun (USA 2009)
In July I posted some tracks by the New York/Brooklyn-based dark psychedelic band MANUAL ZOMBIE (check 'em out here) . This here is their latest release.
Surely not everybody's cup of cool aid 'Ice From the Sun' makes for very interesting listening. The entrance of a drum machine with a rather minimalistic sound (just bass and snare, tambourine, no cymbals, reminding me of SUICIDE), that sometimes sounds somehow a little "disjointed" on some tracks (e.g. "disease") only adds to the often disturbing overall effect. Some songs are pretty hard to listen to because of the extremely dark and violent, nightmarish pictures they evoke (first of all "broken world", obviously the story of a serial killer and rapist including overlaying screams curdling one's blood). Be warned! This stuff surely is not for the sensitive, thin-skinned minds!
If you are not afraid to visit the dark side of psychedelia, then this will be a rewarding listening experience!
...And I really love that distorted guitar!