ALBUM REVIEW: Creep Show – Mr Dynamite | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 16.03.18






With his solo material adopting an increasingly electronic tone, John Grant’s latest project, Creep Show – a collaboration with analogue experimentalists Wrangler – is a deep-end dive for which fans ought to feel prepared.

Given a virtual free reign, production duo Phil Winter and Benge present a throbbing, sliced and diced concoction of bloops while Grant and former Cabaret Voltaire frontman Stephen Mallinder jovially juggle vocal duties; their voices twisted, distorted and compressed into a myriad of eccentric, incognito forms.

The overall yield may be a tad variable, but at its theatrical best – as on the irresistibly squelchy funk of Modern Parenting – Mr. Dynamite offers plenty for fans of each artist to enjoy.


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