Since it's initial 2007 release, Naked on the Vague's debut album
‘"the Blood Pressure Sessions" has gone on to floor
people across the globe landing them with a enviable vinyl re-issue
on the influential US imprint Siltbreeze. The album is a deep dive
into the depths of apocalyptic pop and
psychedelic weirdness. Disparate
vocals grip onto stabbing keys and menacing hook-laden bass lines,
pushed on by a relentless drum machine, far past its warranty period,
giving the whole of their sound a sonorous curtain of ecstatic foreboding.
Essentially a ‘punk assault ranging from some almost dance-able
short and sharp ‘hits’ to gloomy extended freak-outs.
Lucy and Mathew take direction from where the short lived no-wave
movement ended, expanding on what that imploded scene could have garnished
had it not succumbed to its own fatalistic shortcomings.
“'like something from a claustrophobic horror-movie soundtrack'
“'Co-ed duo wanderings of a decidedly dark and altogether chilling
nature, either bending in a beautifully ebbing continuous tone meander,
or thumping chest with steel-eyed intensity'” - Dusted
is the type of noise that compels people to cut themselves, writhe on
the floor, dance and laugh, all within the same moment." - SKYSCRAPER.
"if this was released 30 years ago, it would be studied and
discussed with fervor just as other No Wave classics are getting
treated today." - Jackson Glass
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