The title of the first track says it all. Heavy-handed practitioners at that, alas there's nil I can inform you of regarding Closedown's background details, even as basic as where they called home. Named after a Cure tune, but more in league with early Slowdive (and surprisingly, not even so much My Bloody Valentine) this was a defiantly noisesome lot whose amped-out histrionics must have had a concussive impact on their audience back in the day. Case in point is the bracingly dense "Monolith," so overpowering it virtually mimics the sensation of ascending in an airplane. Things chill-out as this tape progresses, with the instrumental "Sundown" emanating a soothing comedown of sorts...or I suppose in this case, a "closedown."
05. See Me Fade
FRANKY & THE SHADOW - "Ivory Tower" (1993) - I got a couple of tapes from the San Francisco band Franky And The Shadow. They were usually EP's with four songs on them. This one was no exception! The b...
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