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The Harvest (INDIE EXCLUSIVE, AQUA/GREEN TWISTED STRIPE VINYL)
New Heavy Sounds
New album by Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard. now known simply as MWWB. 'The Harvest' is the band's fourth album, and it is shot through with the trademark heavy MWWB sound, and their unique blend of metal and shoegaze. However it also sees the band adding more experimentation, a progressive approach, and going a bit more left field conceptually. Nine tracks flowing into one another. Space age riff monsters segueing into shorter musical interludes, where John Carpenter rubs shoulders with Pink Floyd and a maelstrom of moog and mellotron. There are surprises, and of course a bucketload of heavy shit. 'Oblok Magellana' and its spooky atmospherics set the scene. before things really kick in with the riffs of 'The Harvest'. A grooving Sabbathian chug intros Jessica Ball - her voice simultaneously sweet yet dark; almost neofolk. 'Interstellar Wrecking' is a nugget of John Carpenter-esque drama, 'Logic Bomb' is a fat fuzzed-up ride through light and shade guitar/vocal interplay. 'Betrayal' with its freaky spoken word and four on the floor kick it's almost a dance track. 'Altamira' is epic, adding large doses of psych into a melodic concoction of dreampop and metal. 'Let's Send The Bastards Whence They Came' is another little gem. A plaintive repeating synth figure that builds with bass, drums, mellotrons and synths into 'Strontium' which rounds off the album's 'heavy' numbers. Finally Jessica strips things back to a distorted guitar and voice on 'Moonrise'. MWWB are a thrilling proposition. They demonstrate that you can seamlessly mix crushing power, experimentation and delicate vulnerability into something that transcends any genre.
Genre: ROCK/POP UPC: 5055869547734
Item: LP-NHS-033IEC Packaging: LP Aquamarine/Green twisted stripe vinyl [w/ download card]