Ashley Reaks is a new-wave musician and visual artist from London in England.
Acidic drops of disdain strip away the ears as Ashley Reaks casts a disparaging eye on the world around. Working with other musicians as it makes sense the music has a scouring lyrical acerbity reflecting on societal discordance. The fuzziness in delivery gives the out-put a buzzing presence that drives the sounds further into the mind as the standard band instrumentation is set rampaging towards the listener.
Shorn of all pretentious cloaking, Ashley Reaks delivers music that is as barren as the landscape of which he comments in a blistering flailing tirade. Don’t be given to assume by that description that the sounds are basic and rushed. Far from it, he has drawn influences from ’70s and ’80s new-wave and delivers the music in the same style of red raw anger, combined with music that stands on its own two feet ably expressing the sentiments in a catchy stream of chords and melodies.
Busy with both visual and aural art spending time with Ashley Reaks is time well used.
This Is Planet Grot – Ashley Reaks is available on iTunes.*
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