Release Date: May 21, 2012
Record label: Naim
This successor to caustic Leeds improv group trio VD's 2009 album Fill It Up with Ghosts retains their frantic hit-and-run staccato structures, farmyard squealings, howling distortion, and pithily short track-lengths. But, deploying a lot more hardware, they've made the textures thicker, the extremes scarier, and the soundscape more diverse. The opening Brick features battering arrhythmic drumming and chicken-clucking sax, but ends on a cinematically soaring theme.
One of the most inventive and transgressive albums you’ll encounter this year. Sid Smith 2012 Although its sonic palette incorporates more synth-sourced electronica than previously heard, this second album from Leeds-based three-piece trioVD possesses the same abrasive and uncompromising attitude that dominated their startling 2009 debut, Fill It Up With Ghosts. Like its predecessor, almost every second bubbles over with a sound that’s either intriguing or downright baffling.