donderdag 26 mei 2016

Slush – American Demons

Slush – American Demons
Self released – 2016
Rock, Punk, Garage, Stoner
Rated: ****

I definitely get the resurgence of vinyl, its warmth, its sound, the look, the feel and the definite love it shows for the music it contains and the art it holds. And then there’s also the ritual of choosing something to play from your storage, taking the vinyl out, putting the needle down and sitting back with the sleeve in hand as the music starts. There is something great about all of that. The use of cassette tapes is something I haven’t quite figured out, I know how it works. Obviously. But I can’t seem to get my head around the added value of the use of this type of container for your valuable piece of audio art. But I might need to ask around to see what the cassette tape lovers have to say? And when the package arrived, the new Slush recordings called American Demons, the silver plastic tape looked old, worn and derelict. There certainly could not be any decent music on what looked like an old re-used soundtrack cassette from the eighties. But this ofcourse only added to it being begged to be heard. So, click, clack, and the cassette player opens its mouth. Click, the play button is pushed. Immediately the good music starts. Growling lo-fi punk and garage with a definite stonerrock feel to it. They have this driving edge to all they do, this low down proto punk vibe, garage boogie and stoner shake. Just listen to that second golden track In The Flesh and try to stop your foot from stomping the ground. Yes, this is something full of groove and pumped up adrenaline. This is for the skaters who love the fuzz and for the garbage pail kids who like to dance naked under a star filled sky. This is so addictive and so full of grit, it makes you piss your guts into a hole in the ground and makes your soul feel exactly young enough to kick around. Kick around! Blood shot adult commitment!

(Written by JK)

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