Saturday, February 09, 2008
How many times can I possibly rave about this album? Hmmm, a lot, I guess! It's beyond great. It's exciting! And alive with possibility. Psychedelic dub-crust warfare never sounded so cool. Samples, fx, vocals, bass, drums. That's it. Couldn't be simpler. Yet, the sound is so dense. So thick. So fierce. It's the kind of album you want everyone to hear. I definitely have done everything I can to spread the word about it. The Israeli label, Heart & Crossbone, sent me some of the best music I heard in 2007. Just vital and essential stuff that makes you hopeful about the future. The future of extreme music. The future of creativity. The future of rage channeled into art. Abrasive and noisy as hell, Grave In The Sky nonetheless prove to be an often cathartic and cleansing force in my life. Hey, not everyone is into yoga. I crank this up and I get a total mind and body scrub that lasts for days.