CH!!!Y, !!!

CH!!!Y, !!!

We don’t do records of the week although if we did, it’d probably be THR!!!ER this time of asking as Nic Offer et al. really upped the ante with their fifth and arguably finest release under the unGoogleable guise of !!! And rarely was it more vibrant, mesmeric nor hallucinogenic than during irrepressibly giddy opener Even When The Water’s Cold, Offer proffering not only a vigilant surveillance but so too a sharp appraisal of the predicament of an unknown someone amorously linked to some cretinous bloke. Her friends forewarn of his misogynist psychosis, only for the singular dance-punks’ central protagonist to get “bored with all the idle chit ‘n’ chat” and persevere with the nogoodnik. We’ve all been there – whether the one obliviously submerged in an overwhelmingly abhorrent situation, or conversely the outsider stood on the side observing acquaintances unmindfully flounder – and as such there’s a strange sagacity lyrical to this one that’s at once stark when set against their spasmodically asinine jives previous. Shit Scheisse Merde it ain’t, although holy crap does it make for a hunky-dory deviation from all that junk…

THR!!!ER is out now on Warp.

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