"Go and see The Carbon Manual live.
Yes, I know that this is a Silver Apples review, and I’ll get to Simeon and his marvelous machines shortly, but for now, make sure you find a way to see this deliriously odd 3-piece. Their records are fine and all, but they lack the visceral impact of Jeremy Gluck's serial killer stage presence, the disarmingly tinny drum machine beat (a sound that recalls Throbbing Gristle in their 20 Jazz Funk Greats pomp) and the sense that the group has manifested in our reality from the Black Lodge. Barking poetry over guitar drones, they're immediately arresting and totally freaking brilliant.
So brilliant, in fact, that it feels like Silver Apples might struggle to match them – especially given that the Apples are now just one bloke in his early seventies."
released 01 November 2011
Iain Weir, Cliff Gee and Jeremy Gluck made this.
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