Saturday, July 13, 2019

Closedown - 1993 demo

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."

01. Shoegazer
02. Monolyth
03. Amber
04. Vitrescence
05. See Me Fade
06. Infinite
07. Sundown


DLBKCMO said...

Criminal that they only made, what, a demo and one album - shrouded in mystery... wonder what happened.

... said...

Hi, I've enjoyed your blog for several years now and have been lucky to discover new music.

How cool it is to see my old band Closedown here!

Let me know if you have any questions and please repost Rain Parade's "Crashing Dream."

P.S. 1st song was called "Bliss," not "Shoegaze." LOL.