Larry McCarthy from Bristol (England) who releases music under the triptronica guise of Bruce will be releasing the LP Sonder Somatic on the 26th.
A couple of tracks from the eleven have been revealed in advance of the début album, which is available on bandcamp.
Both are floor filling shape-shifting sonics that burrow deep in to the mind and leave the audience lost in a trance.
By way of an introduction – the hypnotic primordial rotations of the middle track on the LP – What.
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Kim Killspeed is a blues rock band from Sydney in Australia comprising Candy, Andy and Bruce plus supporting cast.
Torturous evocations greet the ears as Kim Killspeed deliver finely sliced sounds which swallow up the room in their considered acoustic presentation. An absolutely stunning vocal captivates the mind to which guitar scurries around in the shadows as a gentle percussion sets the framework.
Kim Killspeed don’t seek to stride new grounds across the landscape of music, but what they have to add is an inspirational touch of brush stroke as they take familiar territory and shoulder themselves into a poise of confidence, with which the audience can engage. The trio add a depth of consternation to genre as they offer music of currency within a concept of the past.
Whilst mastered tracks give Kim Killspeed a smoother feel, which is reflected in their début release Ultrasound – EP – Kim Killspeed*- which surfaced at the end of last month, it is in live performance that I think this would work best as the rawness makes this work far better and with some pleasure, I am able to offer you a track from the unpolished version of what they are about, a song which isn’t on the EP – which will come as no surprise to regular readers.
That isn’t to say that the release is not worth getting hold of as the mastered material also has much to offer.
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The last time I took a look at the Australian band BRUCE! was to review BRUCE! THE EP.
BRUCE! – on stage
A videos has recently surfaced for – SHIT SELLS, the final track of the four on the EP.
BRUCE! – THE EP is available via bandcamp.
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I can’t ever to fail to mention the trade-mark capitalisation by the Australian band BRUCE! every time I write about them – but there it is – and BRUCE! THE EP which came out this week is something to shout about.
BRUCE! – BRUCE THE EP – artwork
The four track release is all over in nine minutes of sharp elbows. Opening with SHAPES AND NUMBERS which hurtles through the room in a visceral snarl of dramatic drops and beats which exemplifies how BRUCE! is able to deliver thumping raging compositions within a tightly woven frame.
CAPTAIN is an anthemic commentary on the blind faith of societal collectivism with a roaring landscape of percussion and bass which require the speakers are turned even louder.
SLUDGE takes nearly fifty percent of the running time coming in at four minutes twenty three seconds of diatribe towards structures and for its very poignancy is inevitably my pick of the release. With this track BRUCE! slow down the tempo, but are no less acerbic for that fact as they allow the music to kick against the morass of conformity.
Concluding with SHIT SELLS which is exactly as it describes – a repudiation of shallow lives in a blistering freneticism of chords.
BRUCE! THE EP (which is available on bandcamp with vinyl scheduled for late July) is a fascinating release which demonstrates the cohesiveness of the band, not only sonically, but politically as each track was written by a different member of BRUCE!.
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You will recall my last look at BRUCE! when I mentioned the perpetual capitalisation.
SOMEDAY doesn’t break the mood with a humorous video to accompany.
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