MX-80 Sound - Better Than Life CD

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Poignant isn’t normally a word I would use to describe MX-80 (usually it’s loud, brash and outrageous), but since their guitar-extraordinaire and linchpin, Bruce Anderson died last year and this was the album he had finished when he died, it’s poignant to me personally. And, with the double trio line up (2 guitars, 2 basses, 2 drums + Rich Stim), it’s one of their great ones!

“MX-80 Sound is an eclectic American art-rock band founded in 1974 in Bloomington, USA, by guitarist Bruce Anderson. Considered one of the most out of step but prescient bands of its time, MX-80's signature sound consists of breakneck metallic guitar combined with atonal chord structure, cross-rhythmic percussion and dispassionate vocals. Notoriously difficult to categorize--the band has been labeled noise rock, post-punk, acid punk, and heavy-metal--MX-80's sonic melange set the stage for bands such as Swans, Sonic Youth, Codeine, and Shellac.
After a musical journey spanning five decades, MX-80 Sound announces the release of their final opus, "Better Than Life," featuring MX-80's dense, extra-beefy sound, emotional guitar work, and free-associative vocals. For the album Bruce Anderson merged his rock trio, Rattletrap, with the talents of MX-80 Sound resulting in big bang sonics including two drummers (Nico Sophiea and John Morman), two bassists (Dale Sophiea and Chris Xefos), and two guitars (Bruce Anderson and Jim Hrabetin), along with vocals and horn by Rich Stim.”
  • LabelKlanggalerie
  • UPC5052571201725
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