Perc: The Power and the Glory

Perc

I’m back! Did you miss me? Did you even notice? What? Git.

So I might try and catch up with some of the albums that have been girdering my bits for a few months. Well I might.

First up, Perc’s The Power and the Glory (which you’ve probably read so much about that my words are wasted, but it don’t bother me…that much).

It takes a singular vision to open an album with a track entitled ‘Rotting Sound’ and then fill it with fragments of rhythm so dismembered it would be impossible to reconstitute – this isn’t so much the desconstruction of electronica as having it hung, drawn and quartered and left marinating in its own fizzing juices in the four corners of nation.

So much of this album seems to almost buckle under its own weight of noise, grated fuzz and purposefully saturated outputs. Inchoate voicings and maniacal laughs parade in and out of view and conscious awareness, whilst distant strings and atmospheres sweetening the harsh pill of distortion and general pummelling. Yet there’s an order to funk here, delivered with such command that you dare not disobey.

Perc could be the true heir to Richard D James at his finest or, especially on the utterly magnificent ‘Dumpster’, Beltram on an ‘Energy Flash’ high.

And I don’t say such things without due consideration and forethought. Buy.

*crawls back under stone*

 

 

 

 

 

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Both Bars On's Manchester correspondent

Posted on May 22, 2014, in Album reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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