MADE OUT OF BABIES
Red Sparowes is epic without bombast, heavy without a single
barre-chord riff and eviscerating without any clearly audible
vocals. The chiming, spindly layers of effect-laden guitars and the
swinging, entrancing drums on its Neurot Recordings debut At the
Soundless Dawn create textures reminiscent of Goblin, Tones on
Tail, Godspeed You Black Emperor and early Sonic Youth. Its attack
is syrupy and serpentine; subtle but frighteningly
Red Sparowes is comprised of Bryant
Clifford Meyer on guitar (Isis), Josh Graham on guitar (Neurosis
visuals and acclaimed video director), Greg Burns on bass and pedal
steel (also of Temporary Residence dark chamber folk sextet Halifax
Pier), Andy Arahood on bass/guitar (Angel Hair) and David Clifford
on drums (The VSS, Pleasure Forever).
As its playfully gruesome name
might imply, Made Out of Babies is not a demure or delicate band —
it’s an aberration of innocence.
In the tradition of artists as evocative as Jesus Lizard; as
imaginative and impassioned as Bjork; as discomfortingly frank as
Big Black and as unnerving as filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky, the
New York City quartet summons a wholly unique claustrophobic fury.
It’s an eye-opening revision of everything that had once seemed
acceptable and rational.
Una corda hail from Birmingham, England. Featuring two
guitarists, two bass players and una drummer, the band features
ex-members of illustrious underground acts-Cradle, Marker, Ackbar
and Mistress. Their unorthodox line up makes heavy music for light
sleepers, a darkly melodic epic soundscape carved out with black