Over the last decade, this band has never lost sight of its original vision - to reconcile a fearless experimental drive with a primal lust for noise. This fourth album 'Highly Deadly Black Tarantula', in all its malevolent glory, may well be the apex of their mission thus far. Following in the wake of an a triumphant 2014 the band set about reinventing themselves once again - both returning from the ornate and expansive sounds of previous LP ASTER' to their gnarled roots and pushing firmly forward in search of adventure anew. What resulted was 'Highly Deadly Black Tarantula', their most focused and aggressive album yet. Machine-driven yet melodically abundant, the widescreen industrial expanses of this album combine the influence of long-time band favourites like Aphex Twin, Angelo Badalamenti and Throbbing Gristle with new inspiration that spans from Chicago footwork to black metal. Whilst the pummelling and incisive 'Animal Manservant' and the kinetic dancefloor attack of 'Field Punishment' maintain an audial assault both concise and corrosive, the monomaniacal 'Have You Ever Held A Bird Of Prey' represents a plunge into the experimental deep end. Elsewhere, the bleak cinematic drama of 'All My Venom' strikes like hammer to anvil, and 'Love Theme For 1984' may be the most richly emotive work the band have yet created. This is no less than a vital reinvention - a fearsomely coherent assault of post-everything dementia - sounds like no-one but Teeth Of The Sea.
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|1.||All My Venom
|4.||Have You Ever Held A Bird Of Prey
|6.||Love Theme For 1984