Monday, December 2, 2013

THE DEAD C LP

THE DEAD C - ARMED COURAGE LP (Ba Da Bing!)
After more than a quarter century of their existence in the same three-piece line up The Dead C from Dunedin, New Zealand still create their own innovative, refreshing brand of music. With every new record they release they are not afaid to explore new ideas, ways and inspriations. Their unprofessional and unpracticed approach is of one the main secrets behind The Dead C. Their songs show a right instinct for improvisations like they were written in a few sporadic rehearsal-sessions. During the past years The Dead C have began to experiment with electronic sounds, but with "Armed Courage" they revibe the noise-rock of their mid-90s Siltbreeze releases. The album features two extended and urgent experimental tunes made with uncommon drum beats, two blurring guitars and some piano undertones. “Armed” is a 22 minute instrumental focused on a fragile beat, that points the way for the dynamic and aggressive guitar improvisations. “Courage” on the flipside is underlayed with moaning, somniferous vocals. The song ranges from a rather atypical directness to sheer destruction. Whithout a doubt, this is one of the most essential records in the year 2013! (Listen to it here)