Aural Delights 237

PLAYLIST

  1. PrunX – Iron Dream – Vol. III
  2. The Black Watch – Whence – The Gospel According to John
  3. The Cold Stares – John – Head Bent
  4. My Favourite Things – Everything Changes – Fly I Will, Because I Can
  5. The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Binary Bop – Amerikana
  6. Tricky Lobsters – Bitter Man’s Fame – Worlds Collide
  7. Umbrella Assassins – Dark Horse – Dark Horse
  8. Colour of Spring – Love – Love
  9. Elsiane – The Motive – Death of the Artist
  10. Y Key Operators – What’s Real Anymore? – Single
  11. Hey Colossus – Back In The Room – The Guillotine
  12. Iguana Lovers – Quien (Feat. Loz Colbert) – Surfing Caos
  13. Johann Kloos – Blackpool – Liquid Sunshine
  14. Just Everywhere – Slow Parade – Silk of Stars
  15. PrunX – Sick Of It All – Vol. III
  16. My Favourite Things – Stay A Little While – Fly I Will, Because I Can
  17. The Buttertones – I Ran Away – Gravedigging
  18. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Penitentiary Blues –  Lightnin’ Hopkins
  19. Tricky Lobsters – Dreamdiver Pt I + II -Worlds Collide
  20. Hey Colossus – In A Collision – The Guillotine
  21. My Favourite Things – Sunlight – Fly I Will, Because I Can
  22. The Jackson Code – Poison Berries – Draggin’ The River
  23. The Buttertones – Matador – Gravedigging
  24. The Cornelius Crane – Don’t Blame This Heart Of Mine – Extended Play
  25. Lightnin’ Hopkins – See That My Grave Is Kept Clean – Lightnin’ Hopkins
  26. Iguana Lovers – Moverte – Surfing Caos
  27. The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – OM g – Amerikana
  28. The Cold Stares – Head Bent – Head Bent
  29. PrunX –  Welcome To Your Nightmare – Vol III.
  30. My Favourite Things – Keep Letting Go – Fly I Will, Because I Can
  31. The Jackson Code – ‘Til Our Teeth Got Sore – Draggin’ The River
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Aural Delights 236

PLAYLIST

  1. The Junta – German Shepherd – Ergo
  2. Dave Graney & Clare Moore feat. Will Hindmarsh aka Wam – Two Bass Drums and a Mellotrone – Single
  3. Cakewalk – Dome – Isihara
  4. Cavern of Anti Matter – You’re an Art Soul – Blood Drums
  5. Chocolat – Golden Age – Rencontrer Looloo
  6. The Buttertones – Pistol Whip – Gravedigging
  7. The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Love is a Big Light – Amerikana
  8. Hey Colossus – Honest to God – The Guillotine
  9. Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus – Hear River Jordan – Love Thy Neighbour
  10. Blue Cheer – Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham – Good Times Are So Hard to Find
  11. The Long Ryders – Looking for Lewis and Clark – Final Wild Songs
  12. Lucky+Love – Sexy – Lucky+Love
  13. Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes – The Night of the Wolverine 2 – The Night of the Wolverine
  14. Cavern Of Anti Matter – Rotation And Particle Density In D – Blood Drums
  15. Ecstatic Vision – Keep It Loose – Raw Rock Fury
  16. The Buttertones  – Sadie’s A Sadist – Gravedigging
  17. Lucky+Love – Full Moon – Lucky+Love
  18. Hey Colossus – The Guillotine – The Guillotine
  19. Divisionists – Dream Landscape – Daybreak
  20. The Stevenson Ranch Davidians – Hard Livin – Amerikana
  21. Kanadia – Ocean Blue – Ocean Blue
  22. Ijahman – Are We A Warrior – Are We A Warrior
  23. Nico – The End – Do or Die!
  24. Cavern of Anti Matter – Dystopian Shopping Mall – Blood Drums
  25. The Buttertones – Neon Cowboy – Gravedigging
  26. The Junta – Athenaeum – Ergo
  27. Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower – The Singles Album

The Guillotine

An intriguing change in direction for Hey Colossus on this their 2017 album release. In the past they would have qualified for the Sonic Attack podcast with their noise rock approach. For now it’s an Aural Delights appearance, the music is more nuanced, but in that not losing any of it’s inherent venom. This is a somewhat different order of business which has a unique quality. At times it feels like a more scabrous version of Magma, at other times it descends into deep four to floor angst fest – a sort of much angrier version of post-punk with a demented form of space rock churning around in the background (indeed Nik Turner himself guests on one track). There are also more reflective passages which refer to early post-rock, but these soon disappear under the massive three guitar attack and repetitive motorik rhythms.

A very impressive album.

The album will be featured on Aural Delights 236 and 237.