Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Charles Curse - Rain In Skull

Charles Curse - Rain In Skull
Australian Charles Curse's music is one of the weirdest things I've come across all year. On Rain in Skull, fragments of disjointed folk melodies move across a plain of wheezing chords, tape hiss, children's voices, ambient washes, amp hum, electronic glitch and bits of buzz in general. The contrast between downcast guitar playing and the physical claustrophobia-inducing weight of sound is equally perplexing and intriguing. It's all presented in a decidedly lo-fi environment but the sound construction is anything but simple, as this is a complex sonic stew, unique in the true sense of the word. 
- Mats Gustafsson The Broken Face.