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MEDICINE BOY

LOWER (FUZZ CLUB)

MEDICINE BOY - LOWER 129054
Format:
1 LP
Release:
26.10.2018
Label:
FUZZ CLUB
Kat.-Nr.:
129054
Barcode:
5060467884563
180g vinyl. Their melancholic noise pop is less about all-out-noise than it is about exploring the spaces in-between.

Grinding organs and soft desolate piano sink beneath waves of guitar that are at times gentle and drifting, at others feral and unforgiving.

All the while, Lucy and Andre's voices remain entwined and intimate - sometimes discordant, yet always heavenly.

The result is a truly remarkable sound that sits somewhere between PJ Harvey, Mazzy Star and J&MC.

Originally hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, André Leo and Lucy Kruger founded the project back in 2014, self-releasing their debut EP to international appraise.

By the time their debut full-length, Kinda Like Electricity, was released into the world their ever-growing fanbase had extended far beyond the confines of Africa, solidified further with two tours around Europe and the UK in 2015 and 2016.

Now residing in Berlin, Medicine Boy release their incredible second album Lower. Even when Medicine Boy are at their most delicate and beautiful, things constantly feel like they're teetering on the edge, ready to collapse at any given moment.

And, like the calm before the storm, often it does - veering unexpectedly into a whirlwind of buzzsaw guitars, primal percussion and snarling vocals.

As the band themselves put it: "Lower is a myriad of introspection and interpretation. There are wider themes, stranger worlds and deeper wells than before.

It is some kind of attempt to draw comfort (however twisted) and companionship (however tainted) from chaos and confusion.

It's our attempt to find beauty in the underworld."
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. BOTTOM OF THE BLUE
  • 1.2. WATER GIRL
  • 1.3. CARPELS
  • 1.4. YELLOW EYED RADIO BLUES
  • 1.5. FOR THE TIME BEING
  • 1.6. DIAMONDS
  • 1.7. HOSPITAL FLOORS
  • 1.8. ONE HUNDRED BODIES
  • 1.9. LOVELY HEART?