“Again?!” is a forty minute roller coaster ride through mutant genre splicing where black metal meets 90s punk and the singer songwriter meets noise rock. Airy singing cruises overtop cranked transistor fuzz carving out notable literary presence as words thicken the sonic maelstrom, giving comprehensive meaning to the laissez-faire knob twiddling. Authoring lyrics as varied as the sounds, Dan Potter Sings takes each track, bending and shaping the different subject matter in imaginative ways until a collection of emotionally complex music comes to fruition that will hopefully resonate with the musically adventurous listener. “North Star” defies the wicked break neck pulse of the band and reveals the extent to which artistic freedom matters. Things can also get weird as the need for ‘insect love’ is told from the perspective of a soul-sucking spider on the mechanical beat laden “Firefly”. Striking dissonant chords prop up sensitive vocals on “Twenty One Centuries”, an ode to the “Village of the Damned” movie storyline while disco breakdowns get incised with thick grunge guitar riffs on the narcissistic “Not” as the squirrelly words alarm and baffle. A shimmering murk gives way to thundering groove metal on the unsettling “Knock You Out” while “Feeding Time” goes from delicate electro-pop to demented anime punk bombast warning all you parasites out there to be careful what you bite into.
On the video release Dan Potter says: On ‘Escapee Satellite’ the earthly waves of melancholia inspire a getaway trip from planet earth as otherworldly musical textures create the feeling of drifting in space, helpless yet satisfied.”
Check out the video for ‘Escapee Satellite’ below.