NEGATIVE SPACE - CRUELTY
Limited distro copies of the second full-length record from UK hardcore punk outfit NEGATIVE SPACE. Harder, colder, weirder.
"Second 12” from this excellent UK hardcore / post-punk band. Their brand of heavy, anarcho-fuelled post-punk (or is it the other way around?) might not be what we expect from Drunken Sailor (a label like Iron Lung or La Vida Es Un Mus would seem more appropriate), but hopefully copies of this record find their way into appreciative hands. If you like Bad Breeding, Institute, and/or Ex-Cult your hands may qualify as such, because Cruelty sounds kind of like those three bands thrown into a blender. Like Institute and Ex-Cult they’re fond of riding a groove for a long time without getting monotonous, and as with Bad Breeding they layer distorted, echo-drenched whooshing noises over their jams. It’s sort of like if Flux of Pink Indians jumped on stage at a Gang of Four gig and everyone locked into a dense and psychedelic super-jam. My only complaint about Cruelty is that it’s so short, but it’s always a good policy to leave the audience wanting more." - Sorry State Records
Recorded in Berlin at Allee Der Kosmonauten with T. Rex and mastered by Daniel Husayn. This is a Drunken Sailor Records release.