Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

JARBOE & JUSTIN K BROADRICK / J² (2008)

A release that had two of my favourite experimental musicians together on one album, Jarboe (of Swans fame) and Justin K Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu, etc). At its most basic level it's the angelic/demonic voice of Jarboe layered over the top of Broadrick's Jesu-style soundscapes. But delve deeper and you'll find a marriage of two distinct identities that produce a crushingly complex and chaotic third perspective. It oozes atmosphere and primal terror through ambient repetition.
It's not as initially amazing as I thought it would be, but it gets under the skin after repeated listens - or more precisely after prolonged exposure. I hope they do a second album.

Songs of Note: RompMagick Girl

4 worthwhile experiments for the strange out of 5

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