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+DOG+ - The Family Music Book Vol 2 (Love Earth Music)

+DOG+ The Family Music Book Vol 2 Love Earth Music
22 January 2015

+DOG+ in the studio and +DOG+ live are two different animals cut from the same breed, as documented in this second volume of performances from Southern California’s premiere noise group.

Unapologetically murky, yet sonically clear, The Family Music Book Vol 2 delivers an onslaught of biting, rabid noise born from the soundscapes of their studio releases. Dark static dances with pulsing frequencies in a cloud of industrial waste. Voices emerge from the chaos – tortured, demonic screams emanating from an unrelenting black void. It all culminates with “368 Miles,” recorded during 2013’s NorCal Noisefest in Sacramento, where the vocals take center stage as the psychotic ramblings of a madman on a murderous rampage, inhumanly possessed by the singular desire for total decimation. Comparatively, the following, final “Good News Bad News” feels like hangover poison as a comedown. It’s an unsettling experience of churning angst, rhythmic rage and nihilistic electronics.

In the live setting, +DOG+ have proven their bite is equal to, if not worse than, their studio bark. May their future endeavors remain as nasty.