Relapse. Remind. Rethink.
’Relapse’ is the latest very extended playing EP from Oceansize who you may have read excited waves of praise about on dis, mostly written within one inspired hour on leaving a venue.
There are reasons for this.
No other such R-words as Retro or Reminiscent spring to mind with Oceansize and want they sound like. Yeah, yeah, yeah there are tidbits of Tool, smidgens of Mogwai and bits that are a bit like Dark Star but this is a helluva lot more.
This isn’t a recognisably Manchester band. As if. This is much more. It’s music for when your eyes are closed and your out of control or motionless, not anything inbetween. If you’re not paying attention you might as well turn it off. This deserves your attention. Because this IS your senses heightened or out of control or both at the same time, like fear of death. Or your nightmares zipping away at lightspeed as you wake up. And/or your music collection flashing before your ears.
You SHOULD know all this by now.
Rethink Metal being bland and Art-Rock being anal. It’s their debut on Beggars Banquet. It’s got ’Amputee’ with scribbled images of fallen soldiers. It’s got the psycho-logically titled title track, in the middle. It’s got ’You Wish’. Go grab it, store it, file it, crank it, bathe with it, rediscover it…
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