After a lengthy seven day hiatus, just when no one thought it was possible, the best songs of the week is back for a one-off reunion. No pictures.
"The radio dial turns, and with a flash of classic rock chords, the colour of magic hour is cast over the haunted attic Merchandise's sound used to inhabit. It's enough for a whole new (old) generation's eyes to focus on their still-intact spectral guitar bravado..."
"[Michael Gira] guides the track into a big band supernova, guitar picking gentle and ominous like light blood rain, a dreadful and perplexing orchestra all his own."
"Damian Abraham casts his eye over the scorched landscape and breathes an indistinguishable, indiscriminate fire, while around him a new and enchanting vigour courses through a tightly wound mayhem that breathes black smoke and the screams of villagers."
"The tags on the Soundcloud page may seem like a self-deprecating stab at perceived synth mawkishness, but Terje never hedges his music in kitsch: the vintage keys may be plush, but "Johnny and Mary" cuts to the root."
"'Venter' is a cursed tomb slowly releasing its awful secrets: the brawny drums, the approaching black tide of synths, the frequencies so high they pinch your inner ear. It's a conference between scholars of destructive music."