Skin Area – “Rothko Field” – [Malignant Records]
“What’s left? Some baby teeth?” (7) Yes, the lyrics are amazing. Yes, I have kept baby teeth in my drawer. And yes, the harsh, jarring, edgy whirring of this Swedish project is indeed something to be cherished (even if it makes my head split). It will be a winner for many of us. I really liked 1, 3, and 9. The reference to “broken-heart surgery” in 7 makes me consider a new name for my show. 4 and 6 are a bit gentler, if that term can be used. Let the pounding begin.