Album: Death in Vegas, Trans-Love Energies (Portobello)
Friday 09 September 2011
Seven years on from Satan's Circus, Death in Vegas' prime mover Richard Fearless doesn't seem to have moved on at all.
This features much the same kind of gothick drone-scapes and synthesiser noodlings as before, from the minimal techno bleepage of "Your Loft My Acid" and "Scissors" to the krautrock-fuelled churn'n'grind of "Black Hole", which could be a Primal Scream outtake from a decade ago. But that track belies the general drift of the album, in which fluttering synth arpeggios and repetitive harmonic tones attempt to summon the ghosts of Neu!. "Medication" is the best track, little more than a puttering drum machine, an airy vocal and a few smudges of synthesiser; "Drone Reich" is the least rewarding, just a series of quiet drones swelling and subsiding at the lower limits of audibility, to no great purpose.
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