ASAD#5 Straight to the point, efficient and exciting

The title is a part from the SAVAGES‘ philosophy of their music. It seems to me that they always have been very conceptual about their music and artistic expression. As a band coming from London one can hear the musical ancestors from a post punk area, like Joy Division or even PJ Harvey. Their debut Silence Yourself got nominated for the Mercury Price and was highly vowed by various music  journalists. In November they joined up with Bo Ningen to make a dadistic concert, based on simultaneous poetry, called Words to the Blind.

For me Silence Yourself  is a great album and I want to share the song Marshal Dear with you. The song, in detail the voice and the kind of vulnerable urgency,  reminds me of Nick Cave. The noise sets in and everything is decided or destroyed in the battle of I and marshal dear. The video is apparently based around the failed assassination of Hitler by Rommel out of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse Five. The focus later was shifts onto a woman manufacturing a bomb. She then realizes the deconstructive power of the things she is producing and the circle of destruction closes as the curse of realization begins.

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sources pitchfork & wikipedia

 

ASAD#3 – Dirty raw blues rock

Heavy blues as raw and dirty it can get. Jordan Cook, his guitar, his voice and his foot stomping triggering the lonely bass drum. Even Ozzy Osborn got confused if it is a one man project or a band, but in fact its both. On the album and also on stage Cook gets accompanied form time to time by a bassist and a drummer, but often he appears on his own. He sometimes gets referred to as the new Jack White, but he is more than that. At the age of 15 he and his former band joined the stage at the Montreaux Jazz Festival with legends like B.B. King and Van Morrison. And now he heads off into Dave Growls studio 606 to record his first album. I am very excited for this!

His music is crazy wild, he is crazy wild and his live performances are well known. He rides security guards, screams his lungs out, isn’t afraid to get soaking wet or hurt himself by falling of a roof. He is really intense and so is his heavy distorted, screaming and raw guitar play.

via rollingstone and www.reignwolf.com