Friday, November 07, 2008

Cave – Machines and Muscles (Tour Edition)




















The new seven-inch from Chicago’s Cave (which handily bundles a CD with the two seven-inch tracks plus two) isn’t as expansive or car-smash fucked as their earlier Hunt Like Devil LP but get beyond the fucking awful stoner-damage title (um, Butthash) and there’s still the joy of hearing them grabbing onto a chord and holding on as it attempts to writhe free. The slightly more restrained than usual “Machines and Muscles (Tour Edition)” shoves super-stupid snare-work under distorted two-note sequencer blat and then uses that wobbly foundation to balance organ arpeggios on. This is dunderheaded fake progression par excellence.

Cave – Machines and Muscles (Tour Edition)

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