Transfixiation [Pink & Blue Vinyl] (LP)


A Place To Bury Strangers

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Amoeba Review

01/26/2015

A Place To Bury Strangers sort of do just one thing, but they do it better than anyone else—bonecrushing shoegaze noise, bolstered by singer/guitarist Oliver Ackermann’s self-made guitar pedals. Their fourth album, Transfixiation, starts with the hollowed-out “Supermaster,” in which the guitars hiss and purr in the background like predators waiting to pounce—which they promptly do, on the breakneck-paced “Straight,” which finds Ackermann coiling his guitar noise tightly Dion Lunadon and Robi Gonzalez’s taut groove. From there, it’s no holds barred as the trio unleash MBV-style guitar wails on “Love High” and build a tower of swirling kraut-noise on “What We Don’t See.” Ackermann’s lyricism occasionally begs to be covered up—“Deeper’s” “if you fuck with me, you’re gonna burn,” for instance. They’re best when they let their axes do the talking, as on the pulverizing noise of “We’ve Come So Far.” Transfixiation doesn’t do anything terribly new with APTBS’s sound, but it doesn’t really have to, streamlining the band’s industrial and krautrock influences into a singular sound that comes at you like a fist. For many of us, this will be more than enough. It’s an addictive fix of pure noise-rock pleasure.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Supermaster
A Place To Bury Strangers 03:21
2.
Straight
A Place To Bury Strangers 03:22
3.
Love High
A Place To Bury Strangers 01:55
4.
What We Don't See
A Place To Bury Strangers 02:25
5.
Deeper
A Place To Bury Strangers 06:08
6.
Lower Zone
A Place To Bury Strangers 02:31


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
We've Come So Far
A Place To Bury Strangers 05:07
2.
Now It's Over
A Place To Bury Strangers 04:09
3.
I'm So Clean
A Place To Bury Strangers 02:41
4.
Fill The Void
A Place To Bury Strangers 04:21
5.
I Will Die
A Place To Bury Strangers 03:14

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