Wednesday, July 20, 2016

BRUTALISM
"No Rave" C17
(Self-Released)




Don’t worry, this isn’t actually techno. I know, I know. With the word “Rave” in the title, I was fearful, for sure, but within seconds of pressing play, my suspicions were dispelled.

This is a pleasantly cheesy ‘80s dance party with all the common trappings… for days. If you can’t afford the Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark reunion tours, this DC trio’ll play your local VFW hall or basement. Not just a one trick, dark no wave pony, they’ll throw in a bit of 90’s Mtv R&B and a weird U2esque ballad at the tail end for ya. Everyone needs a slow jam to cool down, right?

https://brutalismmm.bandcamp.com/album/no-rave

-- Jacob An Kittenplan

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