Many thanks to Audion Magazine legend Alan Freeman for turning me on to this heavy French band who have Faust and La STPO connections. Very loud, and definitely acolytes of Faust!
After a considerable absence thanks to attending the Without Borders World Music Festival in Varna, Bulgaria, I return to posting a treat a day. Our latest comes from the band Kazik (Kazik Staszewski), who do wonders to the Tom Waits classic, Jockey Full of Bourbon.
I suppose some would call this The Swans’ ‘Joy Division’ phase. The album, The Burning World, showed a marked change in direction from a band who had previously sounded like the equivalent of a drunken brontosaurus stumbling into his cave after a healthy drinking binge (and yes, that’s a good thing). Since they reformed, their sound continues to adapt and grow. They are as vital a band now as they were in the beginning.