|Dean Blunt / Black Metal|
|Add Date:||2014-11-14||Pull Date:||2015-01-16||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||18 Jan||11 Jan||14 Dec||7 Dec||30 Nov||23 Nov||16 Nov|
|1.||Oct 08, 2020:||deep storage |
|4.||Feb 12, 2015:||The Sunset Life |
|2.||May 25, 2017:||night tapes #6 |
Molly & Aquafina
|5.||Jan 18, 2015:||cease and desist |
|3.||Feb 24, 2016:||radio seven |
|6.||Jan 16, 2015:||A Visit From Drum |
Genre: black metal(?), ???, outsider art, post-internet|
Former Inga Copeland collaborator finds himself on a hot streak. Earning some critical acclaim with 2013’s The Redeemer (factmag’s #1 aoty…), Blunt then continued his run of bricolage breakup record with a mysterious Russian release called Stone Island and a new mixtape this year. Political, dreamy, menacing, and often beautiful, Black Metal is the culmination of Blunt's bizarre musical world. A new favorite for insomniacs everywhere. Male vocals throughout with help from folk-chanteuse Joanne Robertson on many tracks.
Others: Dirty Beaches, James Ferraro, Hype Williams
FCCs: 2, 4, 8, 11. Favorites: 1, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13
1. (1:58) *** indie folk guitar and canned drums but then gorgeous string samples that swirl around Blunt’s vocals…awesome opener wow
2. (2:36) FCC ("n***a") bluesy guitar + drum machine action. Features the dreamy vocals of Joanne Robertson. Shame about the FCC.
3. (2:31) Acoustic guitar and dry vocals from Blunt. Lonely, mournful song.
4. (3:21) (FCC brief "bullshit”) OH WOW. This is top-notch beautiful outsider art right here. Duet between Blunt and Robertson. I want to live in this song.
5. (1:59) ** Cascading strings, echo-y drums, odd piano…blunt singing through the fog.
6. (4:06) *** Ghost-folk. Most sentimental, emotionally direct track on the album. Robertson + Blunt duet again.
7. (13:00) * Abstract…smoky wayward vocals from Robertson…piano piano piano…saxophone…sure to be a staple of late night radio
8. (8:54) FCC (“f*ck”) Ambient hum, some guitar noodling. Then dubby drum machine and vocals come ~3 minutes in. Sonic partner to previous track.
9. (2:35) ** Nice little bass-line and r&b drums.
10. (2:11) Instrumental. Noisy, disorienting. Little Mac blips of Blunt turning down the volume…who needs the fourth wall anyway?
11. (1:16) FCC ("n***a”) I really like this one…too bad about the FCC. Nice little start/stop dynamic. Too short.
12. (3:26) ** Drum machine intro. Queasy bass. Low mumbled vocals from Blunt. Cool synth work.
13. (4:45) ** Same as the last track on Skin Fade mixtape. Skronky saxophone. Cluttered drum beat. Dean Blunt vs. Evil
|6.||Molly & Aquafina||12.||Mersh|