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    Black Bug – “Reflecting The Light” – [HoZac Records]

    BlackBugLP300
    More rock from the alternative future where keyboards
    are outlawed from use in government sanctioned punk
    rock. As result, synthesizer parts are stolen from
    old abandoned computer labs found on cordoned off
    universities (Google search algorithms improved
    enough to obviate the need for education.) From
    that world, a tiny Black Bug crawls into today and
    it has bitten many a KFJC DJ, myself included. Early
    signs were a Tumult full length and a HoZac single
    From the latter, “Helicopter” is reprised here. Some
    say this Swedish trio was born from a John Carpenter
    movie marathon, others say they moved to the catacombs
    beneath Paris where they were taught bad manners and
    how to sing in English by an Atari. Plenty to love
    here, but love it quickly, not just the thick synth
    filth, but the oppressive ambiance and rightful mistrust
    of authority. Computer voice action on “Police Heliopter”
    (Bad Lieutenant meets Robocop?) and “Nightstick.”
    Drunk college singing on “Mask”, imported women on
    “Slay Them” (feeling like Servotron with a nice nasty
    virus) Sci-fi theme instro for an imaginary file to
    close it with “Onskestenen” Some swelling may occur,
    but repeated bug bites will build up positive toxins.
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on May 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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