Obnox: Louder Space 12"
Received an 8.0 rating from Pitchfork. It’s never happened before and it may never happen again—OBNOX have recorded in a real studio. After an LP, a 2xLP, and over a half dozen 7”s recorded in a dumpy punk flophouse's living room on a let’s just say “experienced” half-inch tape deck, Cleveland OH’s biggest brotha BIM THOMAS Thomas has tracked his new full-length at Columbus, OH’s Musicol Studio. Is Louder Space Obnox’s Tallahassee? Oh God, no. That glorious rust belt/disgust belt grit and grime that makes the ‘Nox the ‘Nox is ALL there, good people. Call it Soul Noise, call it Splatter Gospel, hell, call it Urban Contemporary, who cares that it’s taken. From the lumpen stomp of ‘Primetime Sista,’ to the boldly experimental anti-funk of ‘How to Rob ‘The Punk Years’ and ‘Red-I,’ to the COMPLETELY SICK, fuzzed-out, industrial psych-blues of the jaw-dropping closer ‘Feeling Real Black Today,’ Thomas’ punk spirituals satisfy the soul on Louder Space more than ever before. Obnox’s soul/punk fusion just keeps getting dirtier, more organic, and if this white boy may dare to say so, blacker with every go-‘round. You gotta get in on this shit, people. If you’re not on this train yet, it’s time.—Ron Kretch, Dangerous MindsTags: 10s garage