MVKA

ZEAL & ARDOR 'Devil Is Fine'

19,00€
ZEAL & ARDOR 'Devil Is Fine'
MVKA

ZEAL & ARDOR 'Devil Is Fine'

19,00€

The promotion and reception buzz around this album has understandably circled around the mash-up of African American work songs and gospel shouts with blasts of extreme noise: black spirituals meets black metal. This is certainly one of the interesting features of the album, but its scope reaches far beyond this odd juxtaposition. Zeal & Ardor’s Devil is Fine is a genuinely fascinating recording, whether approached as an idiosyncratic meditation on diverse outposts of the history of popular music and its strange influences and contact points; or simply as an expertly compelling collage of intriguing sounds. Started as a sort of dare or experiment, a version of this album has actually been out already on Reflections Records, while an earlier demo with a more conventional sampling-based hip-hop sound was previously available online before disappearing, presumably at the behest of label MVKA who have signed up Zeal & Ardor, shuffled the track order and put out Devil is Fine again in the wake of the excited response it got first time round.

Black Metal, Blues, Electronic