Monday, July 1, 2013

BLACK BUG - REFLECTING THE LIGHT LP

BLACK BUG - REFLECTING THE LIGHT LP (HoZac)
Black Bug are an electro punk duo emerging from the hot current French underground scene including Jack Of Heart, Frustration, Catholic Spray, Le Chomage, Crash Normal, Feeling Of Love, AH Kraken and countless more oustanding postpunk, garage and wave groups. "Reflecting The Ligh" not only succeeds to maintain the high quality level of their previous album and five singles, but it also features some of their best recordings so far. Black Bug from Bordeaux find a good balance between dark and futuristic electronic sounds and no frills punkrock. They combine the best parts of 80s synth-pop with The Spits like punkrock and the frightening sound of dark and cold wave. You get eleven short tunes based on a fuzz-loaded guitar, simple pumping beats, anxious vocals and an arsenal of electronic arrangements sounding like they are made in a far away galaxy. The production captures a preference for the charm of a lo-fi tape releases. It suggests, that it could have been taken from a obscure cassette released in the mid 80s. Fans of Blank Dogs won't be dissapointed here, even if this album totally speaks for itself. (Listen to it here)