BANDCAMP. INDEX: 1: 22 August 2018 2: 29 August 2018 3: 12 September 2018 4: 22 November 2018 1: 22 August 2018 The expansion of time offers more than just the expansion of terrain. Within the vague realm of “heavy music”, we readily conflate long duration with the vast: bigger
It’s a miracle that any of these songs come to an end. The momentum of Sidi Touré is circular and frictionless, with intricate guitars whirling around syncopated beats, and bass picking the exact movements to apply and relieve weight. The songs spin like pinwheels on a cool breeze that
It would be incredibly dull – futile, even – for collaborative records to simply harvest the obvious common ground between the participants. On the second collaboration between The Body and Full Of Hell, titled Ascending A Mountain Of Heavy Light, I hear them feeling around the edges for some of the more
With some doom bands, you feel the initial impact and nothing more. With the first blow comes a numbness; a buffer of bruising against the second and third and fourth, as the riff reaches its peak of strength and promptly levels out. I’ve been to countless gigs where the
While newcomers to The Body may unknowingly allow themselves to be swept up in its opening verse – a beautiful, folk-esque serenade, disturbingly still in amongst a tornado of choirs and rattling fences – frequenters will be waiting for its ethereal turbulence to give way. Sure enough, the choral membrane splits open
Grumbling Fur is fast revealing itself as a shape-shifter, with each new release subverting the identity present in the previous work. In retrospect, clues to the band’s transient self were present all through their debut Furrier; an album built on a curious, indefinite noise half-hidden by foliage and swamp
How has the European tour been? It’s been amazing! Any reason for that? Well I think it’s a few different things. With every release we have a higher profile – we’ve also been touring over here for some years now, so each time it gets better and better.