Liverpool collective Bonnacons of Doom return with their first new music since 2018’s critically acclaimed S/T debut album.
Whether congregating in dimly lit halls or in forests, mysterious forces are channelled by the shifting collective known as Bonnacons of Doom, intent on psychic communion by any means necessary. The bands arcane conjury operates stubbornly free of genre, sashaying alongside psych-rock, repetitive drone and electronic experimentation whilst consumed by a devotional intensity that’s multiplied by the transcendental echoing of vocalist Kate Smith.
This new four track EP features a brand new composition called Esus and three incredible remixes of songs taken from their S/T debut album. First track Esus starts with an ominous fuzz riff that draws the listener deep into the world of Bonnacons of Doom. Kate’s pagan’esque, repetitive vocal collides head on with the cacophony of doomed guitars and synths.
JD Twitch – one half of the legendary Scottish DJ / label owners and NTS resident team Optimo has turned album opener Solus into a sub-bass heavy, psychedelic, caveman stomp of the highest order. Dance floors with crumble under its pure weight of this repetitive monster. Track three sees ‘Australia via Brooklyn’s’ kings of avant-punk-electronica Liars take Bonnacons’ track Industria and deconstruct it into looping drones of noise, feedback and subtle melodies.
Finally, sonic explorers Capac take the track Solus and strip it back
to an otherworldly, minimalist soundscape of fuzz, voice and stripped back percussion.
~ Addictive rhythmic guitar chanks, pulverizing drums and weathered punky vox, (a format refreshingly brutal and brazen in these times with growing distractors of peace).
Made me want to dust off some of the ol’ SWAN, CLASH, FARFLUNG & METZ wax too. Def a gnodder now. ~ Jukebox is broke