Blank Square

Blank Square: Animal I

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Artist: Blank Square

Artist: Blank Square
Title: Animal I
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

2017 release. When squirming black mold in a dingy Bayshore, CA, warehouse became sentient, creaked and took humanoid form it created Blank Square and their singularly odd-punk debut, Animal I - sounding like the weirder end of Flesheaters but with a sterility that can only be contemporarily compared to Total Control's Aussie hardcore no-wave and then with a pinch of what made DNA and Mars amazing. This album is captured with plenty of concrete and sheet metal kept in the mix and a highlight towards dissonant syncopations, as if it was recorded in a empty room minus one chair and definitely down a flight of wet, cement stairs. Featuring saxophone with a mild but nauseating-at-times rippling slap delay, the band cruises on a rhythm section that sounds like they've got another house show to play tonight after this one. Rectangular in all the right places, it's uncomfortable, like sleeping in a car. For listeners who love art in their sax punk, reaching way back into California's punk history (SST would've undoubtedly dug this). There you go, weirdos.

Tracks:
1.1 One Way
1.2 Bangers
1.3 Empty My Head
1.4 Fuc'd
1.5 Bad Acid
1.6 Quark
1.7 Put a Lid on It
1.8 I Was High
1.9 Charmer
1.10 Exit Saint
1.11 Tape Measure
1.12 Youth Trash

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