Travis-like FF Bada and Futura were big juddering slabs of danceable noise that bordered on the oppressive, while Summer Simmer came over like a 70s cop show theme by way of free jazz and nu wave skronk
We Are All Prostitutes' harsh, abrasive funk made for the best opening ever, while the Thief of Fire's fusion of dub, post-punk racket and No Wave skronk
was topped by frontman Mark Stewart's righteous fury.
What keep all of these pieces from dissolving into purely assaultive skronk
are the good humor and wit that always characterize Frith's playing and composing; there is a cheerfulness to even his most abrasive work that makes it far more listenable than that of many of his other, more ill-tempered colleagues of the period.
For anyone bemoaning the dearth of spazzy skronk
following the mainstreaming of NYC heroes The Rapture and Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Wiccan tributaries of Liars, here is your skronkleberry.
First album, Open Heart Zoo, flitted effortlessly from Coldplay-esque melodies through Nine Inch Nails skronk
rock to classical with the title song soundtracking that Lexis advert.
First up was the ramshackle skronk
of Garden Of Elks.
Contended Contender had a real discordant No Wave skronk
to it, while This Morning We Are Astronauts worked the quiet/loud dynamic for all its worth.
Endless Yesterday proves that they are capable of changing gear, displaying their ability to write chiming melodies and catchy pop songs, while Hard-On For War is politicised fuzz and skronk
Where Citizen Cain'd was all mid-range skronk
, Dark Orgasm has a full sound with the band ringing clear.
There's a lot of modern skronk
and scree to add the post-modern irony, but it's an affectionate piece of work.
No I want to celebrate the simple joys of white noise, skronk
, sub-bass and amplification.