Matte Black – Dust Of This Planet
Self released/Gotta Groove Records – 2015
Rock, Psych, Doom, Punk
Back in 2010, on one of those twisted days, somewhere in the Brooklyn, New York labyrinth three cats found each other and started jamming under the moniker Matte Black. Three years later they released their debut album entitled Lowlands. A heavy, heady, spacey and garage punk record that went big the way of the fuzz and had some wavy or almost eighties sounding elements. Fast forward another two years and the sophomore record Dust Of This Planet sees the light of day. Which sounds like a darker and much more haunting apparition, yet also shines like a fuzz (post) punk diamond. Every songs seems to hide its underlying melody with rustling grittiness. The album grabs you from the first play, it simply does something to ya. Your adrenaline starts flowing, your heartbeat accelerates and simply listening to this as background music will not be an option. It is that punky and garage edge to their doom and gloom; it is something so wonderful that it will make you wonder how you survived once those final moments die away and the dust settles. Cause it almost feels like you were just passed on both side by huge oil tankers while you canoed across the ocean. Which is something not everyone experiences in their life, but the ones that do and make it to the other side, have experienced something ghastly impressive and majestic. And that is exactly what Dust Of This Planet is. Majestic!
(Written by JK)