Album review

Loudbomb - Long Playing Grooves

Since witnessing an exasperated and bored Mould lift eyes to the sky and sneer at a ruck of floor-slamming Hüsker Dü/Sugar diehards at a solo 1999 gig, the axeman's career diversion from rock raunch through digitalia (last year's Modulate), and now high-bpm Vocoder electronica, is the most far-flung career shift since Kim Wilde swapped teenypop for compost pots. Long Playing Grooves finds Mould experimenting with texture and feel, creating an emotive soundscape of sinuous rhythms, fully justifying his intent to create music for "cooking, cleaning, conversation—any time you need something to fill in the silent moments."

Rating: 3 / 10


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