ALBUM REVIEW: Escape-ism – Introduction to Escape-ism | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 10.11.17







Not content with releasing THREE Chain & The Gang albums so far this year, I F Svenonius is also releasing his first record in his latest incarnation as Escape-ism, a gloriously, defiantly lo-fi collection of electro dirt and beatbox filth.

Introduction To Escape-ism comes laden with all the conceptual chicanery and justified self-aggrandisement you’d expect from any Svenonius release, and the album is a blast. Of course, the blend of Radio Shack electronics and reverb-heavy vocal tics and yelps will invite Suicide comparisons, but early Peaches is closer to the mark. Svenonius sounds as libidinous and arch as ever, and he shreds like a man possessed.

This is revolutionary theory delivered straight to your feet, Bakunin and The Sonics to a disco beat.



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