Damn (The Music)
Since we last heard a Smith 6079 record, they’ve managed to land themselves a potentially excellent deal with Six Finger Records and have subsequently recorded a follow up to ‘Porno’ in the form of their latest offering ‘Damn ( The Music)’.
Things start off with a combination of bass guitar and drums that suggest things have moved in a loungy direction, which could well be intended for the Channel 4 incidental music market.
Don’t order the purple suit’s just yet though! With the percussion section looping happily along like a pair of deaf session musicians, the guitars come to ghostly life, warping around in a disturbing manner reminiscent of Bauhaus. The vocal adds to the menace, with elements of Marilyn Manson and No Laughing Matter tearing at the edges of a melodic voice.
I personally think there is a distinct lack of music like this in the current scene. It’s disturbing without being particularly heavy or obvious – very much the Norman Bates of alternative rock.
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