BLACK SUNDAY/LE JONATHAN REILEY- 'Split' LP
BLACK SUNDAY/LE JONATHAN REILEY- 'Split' LP. Black Sunday (Alicja Trout's bedroom, solo, mad-science project) births a new and increasingly experimental collection of recordings, all risen from the loose soil of her Tronic Graveyard in Memphis, TN. This record pushes Alicja Trout's sound forward, straight from the brain with total control, while weaving all the boundary pushing tendencies through a format that also somehow embraces her trademark synth-heavy (ballsy) atmospheres, in harmony with those punk rock and garage rock meanderings. Her side of the split his is a series of metallic and beautifully "quasi-schizo" writing ideas all wrought in layers of heavy and decayed iron instrumentation, then glued together in mid-air by Alicja's particular brand of brutal and beautiful vocal magic. A must have for any fans of Black Sunday, Lost Sounds, Digital Leather or the Blank Dogs.
Le Jonathan Reilly provides us with a healthy new helping of their somewhat psychedelic post-punk / art rock noodling. This band actually hits that space between your ear-waves and brain-waves like Thomas Function does. On the whole think melodic new wave punk, incorporating semi-sweet guitar jangling and passive-aggressive delivery that leaves room for some psyched out and new wave sounds, but still knows when to blast off into harder territories. A nice compliment to the Black Sunday side.
THIS LP IS ONE OF 500 COPIES ON THE LIMITED EDITION GREYISH-BROWN SPLATTER WAX. THE VINYL LOOKS AWESOME!!!!!