SPF - "Peace Sign"


When one hears the phrases "industrial" or "no wave," the sound of mechanical dialogues, rigid and synthetic come to mind. With "Peace Sign," something distinctly human emerges from the murk. It is an homage, a celebration, of the subtle psychedelic lines between the banal and the sacred. Jeff Cook (Mansion), Adam Keith (Cube, Mansion) and Will Isenogle (Merryl, Wall) are the ghosts in this machine. With their first offering, SPF cauterizes industrial pulses and haywire dubbed-out improvisations into an aural opus of their own design. These 11 singed outings sound the way that Ellison's "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" reads, carving an absurd oasis out of a dystopian nightmare. C-44