Friday, February 25, 2011

Psychic Paramount

Definitely top ten, probably top five, maybe top one...Psychic Paramount's II is out this week on Important Records.

My review at Blurt ran yesterday

An explosive burst of noise sets this CD in motion, red hot shrapnel of guitar noise flying every way from the center. Only when the shock waves have settled, does the driving, motorik beat kick in. From this point on, whistles keen, guitars scramble, bass pushes continually, frantically forward. The reckless pace continues through seven tersely named, ferociously driven tracks, with only the briefest of lyrical interludes (the end of "Intro/SP" going into "DDB" for instance). This is post-rock kamikaze-style, engines screaming engines, flames enveloping, as the music cuts a brilliant arc through space.



Jean-Luc Garbo said...

Wow, I may not need another metal album for a month or two let alone any other post-rock one. Almost afraid to listen to the new Mogwai now. Is it wrong to like "II" even more because there's no vocals?

jenniferpkelly said...

I can't even imagine what vocals would sound like on, no, I don't think it's wrong.

It's a really good record. Might have to check out the first one now.