Subduxtion – The Black Point

subduxtion

As I have a very rare Sunday afternoon to myself in the wake of last nights shenanigans, I had been planning to record some acoustic guitar parts. But I’m a bit hungover, so instead here’s a couple of albums I’ve been saving up until that moment when I feel like posting something.

Subduxtion are on Aagoo Records, and Aagoo have form here on Soundbergs; the marvellous Zulus and Inutili, to be precise.

This thing sits in my head under the category ‘doom-dubstep.’ Probably it’s nothing like dubstep since my knowledge of dubstep is very superficial.

A good thing or two to read whilst you listen to this: Groupname for Grapejuice‘s most recent posts have been right up my alley, philosophically speaking.

2019 has had many reasons to pretend it never happened, but one of the best things for me was the discovery of newsletters from interesting people. Probably the most academic one is the Jain Family Institute – this weeks features something on the financialization of American Higher education, and since I work in UK Higher Education, this may be a visualization of the future if the Muppet gets elected this week.

Echoes of Yul

As promised yesterday…

Actually, my playlist last night consisted of all the other bands mentioned in yesterdays post except Echoes of Yul. And yet, when I awoke this morning, it was they who were playing on my mental radio. Go figure.

All of their work is worth investigating, it really is. I’ve highlighted Tether because it was my introduction and is still my favourite.

Imagine, if you will, Demdike Stare with Horseback for a backing band and sunn o))) providing extra guitars. Because I’m not an expert in genres, forgive me if I say that Tether is the most post-dubstep of their work, i.e. it has the most trappings of electronic flourishes. Partly this is because there are a lot of remixes across the album (although the same flourishes can be found to a lesser extent on Cold Ground) yet it still flows really well.

And with my genre ignorance thus exposed once again, I’m outta here.