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  EP2 by Galoshins

EP2 cover art

Artist: Galoshins
Title: EP2
Catalogue Number: Armellodie ARM35
Review Format: EP
Release Year: 2013

Ah, the return of those knights of Inverclyde, Galoshins with another EP. It seems like only a week since I heard their last one. Now that I think about it, it was only last week.

With “EP2” Galoshins continue down their anarchic path with keyboards and indecipherable vocals still much to the fore in their sonic arsenal. The songs are not really songs in the conventional sense as they seem destined to nowhere to go and perhaps that was the point. Galoshins sound like they overdosed on nihilism before pointing their jagged, offbeat compositions into the emptiness of the human condition. Maybe that is the result of all that Gourock greyness but the end result seems more the work of lost creatures of the night whose time in the bright sunshine will never come to pass.

“EP2” is therefore not the lightest of listens with its near robotic insistence on being difficult being nonetheless more aligned with the German underground than arthouse pretension and only “Dehydrated Sun” runs close to what the mainstream might accept despite clearly advertising bleakness and  despair for its entire running time. Once again, I doubt that I could get to actually like the music of this band but I am more than happy to praise and endorse their individuality.

Review Date: January 17, 2013