The Bug : Angels & Devils | Scott Walker & Sunn0))) : Soused
There’s nothing I can do but start by mentioning two albums which will not leave my head. They are bold, startling and quite a pair.
Soused is pure theatre. Drone masters Sunn0))) scale back their enveloping wall of noise to allow additional ornamentation and produce a sparse but compelling stage at the behest of mastermind Scott Walker upon which he then reads, cajoles, screams, sings, and, most importantly, performs.
The Bug’s Angels and Devils takes the opposite approach with his beats and basslines enveloping his large roster of collaborators in ways sympathetic to the performance but remaining undeniably his music. Flowdan, Death Grips & Manga’s in-your-face emceeing is pushed to the limit while Liz Harris and Inga Copeland become yet more ethereal in the mix.
Maximum volume results in maximum results reads the text on Soused. The same must be said for Angels and Devils. Collaboration guys?