Getting together only a few months ago Wasabi Fire Alarm have veritably sprinted out of the starting blocks with their début LP Two Fingers In A V (available on their website) being released at the tail end of last month.
Self Doubt – the sixth of the ten tracks on the album, which evokes of shifting realities of a mind in the vice of a mental disorder, is underpinned by an expanding and contracting prog-jazz rhythm.
The English eviscerating-rap project D.Ni.L releases the LP The Boy Inside next month.
This is the third occasion that D.Ni.L has featured though the first as a solo performer – initially collaborating with Buttercream 87 – next with Wasabi Fire Alarm as part of the band.
As a solo artist D.Ni.L explores inner demons and hangs them out for others to inspect and regular readers will know that I always raise my hat to musicians who lay bare their own turmoils of life in full knowledge they are likely to be met by as much, if not more, derision as support for so doing.
Following on from the last years LP Suicide. In Sips. the first track from The Boy Inside is the self-explanatory Glue which fuses punchy vocals that jab the listeners jaw and slugging guitar which thumps in to the midriff resulting in the listener being invited to stop being merely a voyeur rather to have some sense of the numbing and cathartic effects of self-destructive behaviours – yet far from leaving the room in a sense of a desolate spiral there is a mood of positivism which permeates in to the audience, intimating of hurdles being leapt and dark roads fading in to the distance all leading to a brighter future.
The English alt-rock quartet Wasabi Fire Alarm will be releasing the EP Two Fingers In A V next month.
Wasabi Fire Alarm
Formed after a change of line-up and a desire to explore a new direction, from the quintet Resistance only in March – Wasabi Fire Alarm have hit the ground running.
The first track to surface and title song Two Fingers In A V is set to a soundtrack which has an unstructured carefree abandonment and a spirited enjoyment of life with the listener being taken back to the era, particularly of the ’60s, when much of the music emerging was a celebration of the very fact of creating music, rather than what is so often currently, a studious investigation in template design and this joie de vivre is palpable through the speakers.
Though don’t be fooled by the free-spirited compositions, as this strikes of the very heart of what is their essence and raison d’être – a protestation against a world of turgid conformity.