American Jobs – Carne Levare LP (Savage Quality
Recordings – SQR007)
Carne Levare, the Italian root for the word ‘Carnival’,means “remove meat” or “raise the flesh”. It stems from early Catholic feasts that took place before lent. Parades and streetparties with rituals of local fare marked a celebration that oftenwent on for days. Similar to its namesake, The American Jobs new record “Carne Levare” is a beautiful alchemic journey that is as primitive and transformative as an entheogenic experience in the ruins of another world.
The album begins the desolate, verb-drenched dance of
guitar, sax and synth of “In Caves”. The undulating throb of the Aaron Klamut’s drumming on “Velvet, Moss and Flies” mends seemlessly into the dissonant melodic interplay of “Black Tar”. To these pedestrian ears, Nathan Reynold’s haunting melodies bear reminisce to early Deine Lakaien and Brad Hershfeldt’s dulcet, ethereal timbre over modal drones echoes the sound of Morphine’s Dana Colley, with more reflection and less meander.
With a beautiful, bleak starkness and minimalist flexibility, this release is a welcome addition from Columbus’s Savage Quality Recordings. Fans of early industrial, darkwave, ethereal goth and minimal electronics better snatch this up.
Listen here and buy it at www.savagequalityrecordings.com
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