Saturday, November 19, 2016

It Only Gets Worse - It Only Gets Worse

It's no secret that we like It Only Gets Worse a lot around here. I wrote about the dynamic duo's debut EP back in the day, but it was subsequently removed from Bandcamp. Now it has been made available again, and here we are. Again. Like the rest of It Only Gets Worse's output the EP has the same kind of atmosphere as some black metal

It's no secret that we like It Only Gets Worse a lot around here. I wrote about the dynamic duo's debut EP back in the day, but it was subsequently removed from Bandcamp. Now it has been made available again, and here we are. Again.

Like the rest of It Only Gets Worse's output the EP has the same kind of atmosphere as some black metal, but it is not metal. This is darkened electronica, dark electronic soundscapes with pulsating beats on top of spoken word vocals. Or as the review from the merry Lurkers put it:

the listener is led through disturbing passages of constant mechanical rumbling, embellished by bleeps and bloops of distant, frosty synths and detailed drum programming, all culminating in something quite frightening for what is essentially dance music... of sorts.

The elements of dance music has all but disappeared from It Only Gets Worse's later releases, making the EP a unique part of their discography. I am happy to have it back.

Tagged with 2011, ambient, electronica, free download, It Only Gets Worse
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