Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Dark arts

There can't be too many artists out there whose improbable mission seems to be to join the dots between Throbbing Gristle and Lady Gaga, but that's exactly what Zola Jesus' latest LP Okovi suggests. Not that its predecessors were much different, mind - it's just that this might be the most fully realised version of that vision yet.

My review of the record features alongside other Buzz contributors' write-ups of the new LPs from the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Mogwai, Sparks, Wolf Alice, Mount Kimbie, Marc Almond, The Horrors, Amadou & Mariam and Cradle Of Filth (whose Cryptoriana: The Seductiveness Of Decay explores "the clandestine underworld of late Victorian England", apparently...).

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