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On 2003’s Clutch, the veteran singer/songwriter Hammill mused on the ravages of time. With Incoherence, he concerns himself with the multiple difficulties and impossibilities in using words and language to communicate. Musically, the acoustic backdrop of Clutch has been succeeded by sober, drumless electronica. Although the occasional aggressive guitar riff (“Cretans Always Lie”) sneaks in, this is an austere but accessible recital. It’s noticeable, however, that Hammill’s still magnificent voice is most powerful when he abandons language altogether?which probably proves his point that, to express pure emotion, words sometimes aren’t necessary.


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