Implodes exploded on to the scene around the beginning of the decade, with its parts being taken from Slint/Papa M, Angel Olsen’s band, Ken Camden (an artist in his own right) and El Mejor – quite a line-up. Reverser, despite its short length clocking in at twenty minutes, covers a lot of ground – garage/noise rock, shoegaze, slowcore, psychedelic rock, drone, space rock and post-rock elements can be throughout its playtime so you also get a lot of bang for your buck. “Out of Reach,” the EP’s intro track, sounds like it could’ve been playing when Pompeii got enveloped in ash – suffice it to say, there’s a very dreary air to this. “Lazy Skull”, maybe I’m going out on a limb here, sounds like Labradford and LSD and the Search for God got together. I suppose I’ll let you listen to the latter two tracks below by clicking through the Buy Now link so you can see what you think of them. Keep an eye out for more Implodes. Cheers!

The Details

Reverser is a brand new 20 minute 12"EP that follows the bands two albums released by Kranky (Black Earth, 2011 and Recurring Dream, 2013).

Reverser contains two unreleased tracks from the Recurring Dream sessions with two newly recorded tracks. Although the works originate from different recording sessions these songs mesh beautifully, forming an overall warmth that travels through the group’s signature forest of dense fuzz. A weaving river of somber rhythms and subtle melodies makes the songs blissfully easy to latch on to while they remain deeply rooted in the worlds of drone and ambient.

Implodes is a Chicago group featuring Matt Jencik (live bassist for Slint and Papa M), Ken Camden (who has two solo albums on Kranky), Emily Elhaj (of Angel Olsen’s band and of Chicago band Mayor Daley), and Justin Rathell (of Chicago band El Mejor).

Price $23.44

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