In an effort to keep track of the year’s best recorded material, Weirdo Wasteland will be releasing monthly round-ups of albums that we didn’t have enough time to cover in depth at the time of release. Although these are shorter write-ups, review length shouldn’t be taken as an indicator of album quality – everything listed is good and should be given proper time of day to indulge appropriately. Here is the best of what arrived in January …
Martyr Privates the record is a dirty, beat-up collection of wan rock-and-roll countenance. It’s tobacco-stained, the sleeves are rolled up and it’s has a slight sweat-sheen which means there is effort here, even if they sing about not giving any fucks.
Churning out discordant sound scapes and minimalist nightmarish scrawls, Exek are neither rock nor electronica but a twisted hybrid of both. This music is worth checking out for those who find solace in dank morasses.
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