I really like almost all Carey Mercer’s projects – Frog Eyes, Swan Lake and the little bit of Blue Pine that I’m familiar with – so it’s not surprising, maybe, that I liked his solo endeavor, Blackout Beach, whose Skin of Evil came out this January on Soft Abuse.
I covered it at Blurt a week or so ago, concluding, “Feral yet literate, hallucinatory yet possessed of an intrinsic kind of logic, Skin of Evil takes listeners through nightmarish, semi-real landscapes. Nothing is exactly what it seems. Everything evokes hidden resonances and unspoken connections. It's exhausting, mystical and ultimately fascinating, speaking to a much greater reality than what's on the surface.”
The whole review is here
"Astoria, Menthol Lite, Hilltop, Wave of Evil, 1982"