donderdag 1 augustus 2013

Mannheim – Super-Empowered

Mannheim – Super-Empowered
Self released – 2013
Rock, Instrumental, Metal, Noise, Jazz, Doom
Rated: ****

The debut album by Dutch foursome Mannheim reminds in some weird way of the jazzy rock stuff Cato Salsa Thomassen did with his Cato Salsa Experience cooperation with The Thing With Joe McPhee. I’m ofcourse referring to their Two Bands And A Legend releases. And then there is that flow and noise that makes you think of blackjazz freaksters Shining. But those are just markers on an otherwise righteous adventure through a highly industrial landscape filled with dirty sax and jazzy noise. Made up from members stemming from the Dead Neanderthals and Do Not Run We Are Your Friends the quartet moves artfully through the math and noisy landscape without ever become too artsy. Their record is called Super-Empowered and it comes across as gaseous chemicals and molten copper hissing their way through the pipes. It is highly volatile and may leave a mark or two when it touches. But we all know; those scars only add character…

(Written by JK)

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