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

Sunday, January 15, 2012

K.U.K.L / The Eye (1984)

Released on the often criticised but always interesting CRASS records, this first KUKL album is post-punk at heart but it’s Björk so it’s experimental bat-shit crazy as well, and has a lot of genre bending.  Expect bells, flutes, pipes, guitars and drums, with vocals shared between her and Einar Örn that range from a whisper to an anguished scream.  It sounds like PiL in places, and Sugarcubes in others (both Einar and Björk were in the ‘Cubes).  If you like weird and don't hate the outspoken Icelandic pixie, you might find something new here.

Songs of Note: Dismembered; Anna

3½ Icy screams out of 5

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