Boduf Songs - This Alone Above All Else

The fourth release for Mat Sweet's Boduf Songs project on Kranky is a delicately beautiful affair. Known previously for his subtly ambient touches, here he takes in electronic beats and distorted guitars to give his music an even darker feel. ‘Decapitation Blues’ starts all twinkling and dreamy before descending into a bass-driven clatter of programmed drums, while ‘They Get On Slowly’ sees Sweet veering very close to Jesu territory with industrial beats and jagged guitars. However, when he’s in a more introspective and quieter mood is where he really shines: ‘Absolutely Null and Utterly Void’ is a mournful mix of sparse guitar and whispered vocals that force you to sit and listen carefully to each and every sound. An LP release only, this was made to be listened to on headphones in the dark where you can really appreciate its beauty.



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Last updated: 18/04/2018 14:30:51

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