Album Review: Psychedelic Horseshit - 'Laced'

Coherency is finally making it's way through the familiar hypnotic noise

Album Review: Psychedelic Horseshit - 'Laced'

7 / 10 Matt Whitehurst isn’t raising the bar for noise with his umpteenth release, but at least he’s articulate. Sounding like rotting Americana, the bulk of ‘Laced’ is really a blues album cut up with grime beats, techno horns, white noise, Syrian midi keys and ambient synths coated in typically washed-out hypnagogic-pop style; we’ve been here before.

Where this album stands out, however, is in its unambiguous lyrics: "Everything in this world is laced". Noise music has been content to let its harsh aesthetics do the talking alone for too long; with ‘Laced’, Whitehurst has challenged that paradigm.

Huw Nesbitt

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