from the listening nook

vinyl thoughts for an analogue life

500,000 Hymnals / Heidegger’s Gruel – Vincent Vocoder Voice

April 1, 2017

Format: 7″ black vinyl

Side A: dark angry 80s indie goth rock with poetic leanings suffused with discordant piano and an aggressive attitude. Foot stomping anger goes hand in hand with philosophical vocals and a side order of complex lyrics. Makes you think, makes you bop your head, makes you question all sorts of things really.

Side B: noisy messy breakfast of a song. Flat monotonous vocals backed by another slice of early 80s pop rock but where the 1/2 inch tape is wowwing and fluttering all over the shop. There’s a snort of Sigue Sigue Sputnik going on here, which is always welcome. The lack of coherent musical style plays to the band’s advantage giving us an ever-changing pot pouri of tones, themes and currents.  Epic ending.

Score: 7.5/10

Thought: 80s inspired gothic pudding with lashings of discordant noisy sauce all over…Yum!

Info: Too Pure Singles


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