is back with an album of nightmare pop! From the blackest bubbling cauldrons boiling within the bowels of the human (and inhuman) psyche comes 'Undeveloped', the fourth and fiercest descent into abstract nightmare pop from
Conceived and personified by legendary dark experimental electronic music pioneer Nivek Ogre
and sonically grounded by mad machine music scientist Mark Walk
's distinctive brand of psycho-sexual sound shock screams and slithers across the creepy canvas of 'Undeveloped''s fourteen interconnected tracks, birthing a majestic, layered tapestry of icy, death's-head metal-dance music that is as intense and emotionally provocative as it is playfully macabre.
Evolving from the initial wreckage of Ogre's groundbreaking and influential (and long since smashingly reborn) band Skinny Puppy
, the concept behind ohGr
was to shed some much needed light on the frightening audio/visual assaults that put Puppy
on the map and forever draped the frontman/lyricist/performance artist in shadowy myth. This album continues on in a surreal and aggressive vein but takes things down deeper into the evil abyss.
'Undeveloped' is Ogre and Walk at the peak of their creative powers, a primal yet refined work of odd audio sculpted by dogs who are dedicated to bucking conventions ...and who are apparently even more blood hungry now than they were in their collective youth.