At any given time in each piece, there is a powerful moment for one musician to show his stuff. But, the voice of the lead singer remains constantly infused throughout the pieces. His emotive vocals act more as an instrument rather than a storyteller.
Now, I acknowledge that any reminder of expression of love has value. And as far as I am concerned, every day should carry the spirit of thanks-giving and loving. Even though I still can't stand most commercial aspects of the Valentine's Day, it has its opportunities.
With a sonic heat signature that converged somewhere between the raw power of The Stooges and the cerebral trips of Sonic Youth, Swerdriver's four full-lengths and underestimated rarities have grown in relevance with the flight of time's arrow.
The art world often seems like a game, where no one is quite sure of the rules, but no one wants to be the first to admit it. You begin to crave authenticity. Then, I discovered artist Dustin Yellin and his very big, and brave, new project.