Music Reviews

The Lowdown

Revolver II

Strange Attractors

Some people should NEVER be allowed ANYWHERE near recording equipment. They may stand in the way of visionary “incompetents” like The Lowdown, whose Revolver II is about the most enjoyable and unlistenable hunk of basement studio klutz I’ve heard since the Happy Flowers. The band’s method of riffing away into inanity shows definite signs of obsessive compulsive disorder; fortunately, whenever things get too noisy (or musical, for that matter), the band quickly reverses direction, keeping it real. It’s hard to tell what songs correspond to what titles, but I like the one with some people going “nit-nic-nit-ni-nit” and others “errr-ni-err-ni.” And the one that sounds like Devo dropped their guitar cords into a blender. That’s some hot stuff.

Strange Attractors Audio House, P.O. Box 2827, Olympia, WA 98507


Recently on Ink 19...

Hold Me Tight

Hold Me Tight

Screen Reviews

Lily and Generoso review Hold Me Tight, the sixth feature directed by renowned actor Mathieu Amalric. Centered around a brilliant performance from Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island), Hold Me Tight is an unpredictable and remarkable psychological drama.

Sirens

Sirens

Screen Reviews

The fact that the band Slaves to Sirens exists is impressive, but that they live, love, and breathe to play metal takes things to another level. Sirens documents the journey. Review by Charles DJ Deppner.