Steve Miller | Jan 01, 2006 | Comments 0 |
Foetus CD review [Birdman]
Dec 5, 2006, 03:54
FOETUS Love CD
This is the logical progression from Nail that we all should have expected. Hell, I waded through a lot of shit hoping for this, sated temporarily by Gash but still quivering in anticipation that we could hear something like Love's “Aladdin Reverse,” which is 7-minutes of passive-aggressive smut, as beautiful as anything in the Foetus past.
As a whole, Love is tweaky bombast with a newfound reserve that only puts more curves in the audio road. Singularly, only one track fails to measure up; he coulda trashed “Thrush,” his tepid, droning duet with Jennifer Charles from Elysian Fields.
Still, this is a massive composition. And thanks for the harpsichord obsession, which drives plenty of the songs and lifts them from what could have been simple yet thickly orchestrated flashbacks to prior works into more menacing ordeals. “Blessed Evening” is yet another sick romp that proves that even with an apparent pop urge, Thirlwell is blessed with a dark heart that continues to seek a higher power. He reaches it here. Keep it coming. [Birdman]
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