A horrible hack

World Peace

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Year Released: 2020
Format: LP
Label: Green-Doe
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jan 1, 2021
Know absolutely nothing about this band and likely wouldn't have stumbled across them if this LP hadn't been sent in for review, so randomly making their acquaintance has really been a bit of a treat. 'Post-punk' is the easiest label to apply here, partly because the overriding influence often seems to be The Fall, but in the main because the array of sounds is so all over the shop. Trebly guitar jabs, jittery rhythms and odd, left-of-centre observations make up the core, but there are also meditative krautrock lapses and bouts of awkward, juddering funk that bring to mind a solvent-slurred David Byrne. While whiffs of Pere Ubu, Can and The Ex can be detected the overall sound has been filtered through a blurry, lo-fi, homespun filter that nicely binds the album together and also helps give it a distinctive, individual edge. If this had come out 40 years ago I can imagine it being the kind of 80s UK post-punk rarity that collectors would barter their eye teeth for - best grab a copy now, so you can feel smug about owning a copy come 2060.


Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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