Amsterdam’s worst kept secret makes it back to Unknown Precept with his long-awaited album and first solo output since the acclaimed Divine Bovine cassette. Inspired by an evening spent in a restaurant next to a car demolition site, Eindkrak’s debut on vinyl echoes the distant sound of steel being crushed and cars pressed into cubes. All this noise, in combination with the taste of good Italian food, lead to the eleven tracks making up for the aptly titled Brullend Staal (loosely translated to weeping steel). A leisurely stroll on crumpled metal sheets, the acidic hints of oxidized metal and the smell of gasoline. Inaudible and distorted vocals as if smothered by the clatter and smokestacks of steel factories. Eindkrak’s first full-length player is all about the disquietude made of melted and straightened scrap metal. A resounding and tumultuous din of sorts. Try to eat some nice gnocchi while listening to this, and you’ll see what it is all about.
Fashion Flesh is the solo-output moniker of John Talaga, based in Bay City, USA, whose music first came to our attention back in 2016 with the release of an excellent 7-inch on Detroit’s Est. ’83 [...]