Album Review

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

Thurston Hunger   6/6/2014   12-inch, A Library

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

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