Sometime, Never is the fourth album by Paul Thomsen Kirk, aka Akatombo. The Scotsman, now living in Hiroshima, Japan makes ethereal electronic music with pulsating beats. Sometime, Never follows on from his two albums, False Positives and Editions Mego recorded with ex-Wire bassist, Graham Lewis which were critically well received.
Sometime, Never is available on CD.
CD £12.99 HHR05
CD on Hand Held.
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We’re having to reduce reviewing time today as some Godspeed Empire band released a new LP and has got Norman Towers into one hell of an uproar. So here goes - the bare essentials.
Crushing. Absolutely crushing! Sometime, Never is guaranteed to reduce your ears to rubble. If you are at all into apocalyptic electronica that sits somewhere between industrial post-punk and techno, then you’ve stumbled onto pure burnished gold. Machine-like clank cycles whirr on over drone basses to form mighty bastions of tech-chug darkness, totally reminiscent of Shit & Shine’s latest one; you’ll probably find just as much of a metal mood here as you would there.
The dirge is broken by raspy tearing noises that might have once been synths, stately old-time voices long eviscerated, and very occasional fades to spacey mist which are just musical red herrings, jumping straight back to the crush. Always the crush. 9/10 for general groovy pain.
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