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Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – “Corpse Flower” – packed full of respect for a giant of French music

Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier – “Corpse Flower” – packed full of respect for a giant of French music

Ross McGibbon September 26, 2019 0

IPECAC RECORDINGS 13 Sept 2019 I feel the love and respect dripping from this. It’s a serious pastiche, an utterly focussed hommage, yet all-new. Once the singer with Faith No More, Mike Patton has

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Melvins – “A Walk With Love and Death” is heavier than a collection of very heavy things

Melvins – “A Walk With Love and Death” is heavier than a collection of very heavy things

Ross McGibbon July 14, 2017 0

Ipecac Recordings                7 July 2017 Heavier than ever (how do they do that after two dozen previous albums?); The Melvins are doing heavy business as usual on this double album set. With maximum heaviosity,

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Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy      is a monstrously squally and slamming supergroup.

Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy is a monstrously squally and slamming supergroup.

Ross McGibbon February 15, 2017 2

IPECAC RECORDINGS                               24 February 2017 Start with the title track. Mid-way through the album; it is the perfect ambassador. If it doesn’t move you, check your pulse – you may be dead. Guitar work

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Le Butcherettes – A Raw Youth

Le Butcherettes – A Raw Youth

Ross McGibbon September 11, 2015 0

IPECAC  RECORDINGS     18.9.15 I was lucky enough to hear Le Butcherettes last year, at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club. They were supporting loopy guitar king, Omar Rodriguez Lopez’s latest project, Antemasque (following on from The

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