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Artist: BLOOD QUARTET
Title: Deep Red
Format: LP
Label: Feeding Tube
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Debut LP, following a cassette, by Mark Cunninghams latest unit, Blood Quartet. Based in Barcelona, the mostly-instrumental band plays insanely great avant garde rock music, with Marks electro-Miles trumpet spread across the top like brass icing. Cunningham has been based in Spain for many years now, and his groups there (Raeo, Bestia Ferida, etc.) have been excellent, but Blood Quartet seems like the apex of a musical quest he started with Don King, following the dissolution of his legendary NYC band, Mars. The music they play has a similar cinematic scope to the material Mark composed for his 1997 solo album, Blood River Dusk (FTR 098LP). But where that album created an ominous soundtrack for living, Blood Quartet makes an explosive syncretic fusion. Angular no wave guitar lines weave through bass-heavy rhythms, and Marks trumpet achieves something akin to what Chet Baker might have done if hed flipped out and gotten into the French acid scene in 68. Light, strangely wound tones that really dont sound like anyone else I can name. Candid Colls post-tongue vocals, and the synth work by both Kike Bela and Lluis Rueda completely flesh everything out in a spectacular way. The music on Deep Red starts off sounding subtle, but it grows in power with every spin, and will eventually suck you down into its magnificent vortex. Bitchen." - Byron Coley, 2016. Edition of 500.

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