Kicker In Tow
DescriptionHangedup explodes on this follow-up to their debut (Hangedup) and proved themselves one of the most powerful, hypnotic and relentless duos mining the subterrain of instrumental avant rock. Genevieve Heistek’s amplified viola screams through a propulsive blend of drones and doublestops, while Eric Craven’s drumming spurts and hisses like an ornate, early-industrial steam engine. Both players also bring some great free/improvisational explorations to the table, always with a raw, restless punk rock heart. These are work songs, fight songs, songs brimming with life and shot through with melodic influences drawn from various folk traditions. The crashing force of their live performances has been expertly captured on this album, once again recorded at the (original) mighty Hotel2Tango by Efrim. Hangedup hit the tape hot and hard, forging songs like galvanised steel. Every drum pushes air, every string buzzes and pulses with a saturated vibrancy. You can almost feel the wind in your hair as Hangedup gallops through the nine pieces lined up here. Direct, unmediated, visceral punk experimentation, Hangedup are a tremendous, tumultuous duo.
Release date: 7 October 2002
Running time: 47:19
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Tracklist1. Kinetic Work
3. Losing Your Charm
4. View From The Ground
5. Moment For The Motion Machine
6. No More Bad Future
7. Motorcycle Muffler
8. Automatic Spark Control
9. Broken Reel
Eric Craven: drums, percussion, etc.
Genevieve Heistek: viola, loop pedals
Harris Newman: bass on TRACK 6
Recorded and mixed at the Hotel2Tango in Montreal by Efrim, winter 2001-2002. Mastered by Harris Newman.