Vibe: Visceral, Driving, Muscular, Hypnotic, Cathartic, Angular
Musical Qualities: Repetitive, Rhythmic, Noisy, Dynamic
Style: Industrial Jazz-Funk, Abstract Fusion, No Wave
Vibe: Futuristic, Menacing, Cold, Groovy, Mechanical, Hypnotic, Industrial, Dystopian
Musical Qualities: Rhythmic, Repetitive, Dub Production, Instrumental, Percussive, Sampling
Instrumentation: Saxophone, Electric Bass, Drums, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Box, Prepared Piano, Clarinet
Style: Psychedelic Goth, Post-Punk
Vibe: Cold, Dark, Moody, Psychedelic, Nihilistic, Nocturnal, Depressive
Released in 1984 on Rift Records Format: LP
Originally released in 1981 on Rough Trade Modern Classics Reissue (2016) Format: LP
There is a certain beauty just to being alive, and Ought make it their mission to find it through raw rock n’ roll that veers seamlessly between upbeat post-punk, meditative feedback drones, dramatic ballads, and cathartic guitar freak outs.
Recommended for fans of post-punk that blends the moodiness of Joy Division, Iceage, and Television with the experimentation and noisiness of This Heat and No Wave.
Released in 2015 on Space Lung/Land Breathing Records Format: LP
Originally released in 1980 on Piano Records 2016 Light in the Attic Repress Format: LP, 45rpm on side A, any speed for side B
Psychedelic post-punk from Chicago with noise rock dissonance, free jazz sax freak outs, Rhodes keyboards, proggy time signatures, and anxious vocals drenched in delays.