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    Freddy The Dyke – “Freddy The Dyke” – [Skussmaal]

    freddy_dyke
    You remember Freddy, right? Your high school homecoming
    queen and captain of the football team. Also one of the
    killer bands on the recent Drid Machine comp, in fact their
    “Sandi Yama” contribution from that shows up here as well.
    The music here has more teeth than the lp’s artful collage
    cover. Two guys Bendik Andersson and Gaute Granli, both
    providing some vocals, plenty of attack percussion and
    blitzing electronics. Additionally Gaute is one helluva
    guitarist (and I think this is his label). Songs have
    precision and punch, and seem to swing from crescendo to
    crescendo. “Serbian Standoff” has sideways elements of
    dub, and a processed guitar bouncing like a free electron
    before a martial drilling phase. There are vocals, mostly
    exhortation caught up in the throes of the musical mania
    more than straight-forward singing. I guess “Sandi” has
    the most tuneful singing of sorts, but every song is
    crammed with creativity, and industrial tribe trappings
    but other tantric tricks. To me, this is the new “heavy
    metal” with ample bouts of weird exploration to keep the
    KFJC seekers of the flame lit up. “Roto” is a more
    mysterious number, not as insistent as the other tracks,
    but again all pieces evolve with alien beauty. Granli’s
    ability to find a really low end with this guitar (or
    maybe Andersson is adding pedals like the Ruins. He’s a
    drummer that I’m sure Tatsuya Yoshia fans will dig, It’s
    easy to forget there are only two guys at work here, but
    it won’t be easy to forget this fine and furious release.
    Do not miss!
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on June 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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