Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Song(s) of the Day # 1,556 Ganser

At any moment in time, there is a band dressed in black playing dark, angry and twisting songs in a dingy basement somewhere in the world to an appreciative audience of like-minded people dressed in a similar way. If you're living in Chicago, Ganser is that band and they may well be playing in a basement somewhere soon near you.

Their debut album, Odd Talk is just out. Some time in the making, it's a bruised and worthy statement. Clanging, discordant and throbbing with unease, meance and dark invention. I was never quite sure where it may be going from one moment to the next. London's H.Grimace made my Post-Punk meets Goth album of 2017 in Self-Architect, Odd Talk is making a brave, early claim for that crown this year.

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