Up until now, I didn't think of Athens, Greece as the place I associate with great noise bands. But after having heard ‘The Art Of Fatigue’, I stand corrected.
Krause is what happens when four guys shove their mezzes to the side and channel their collective contempt for humanity through an AmRep/Touch and Go filter. The result? Eleven songs worth of excellent noise rock that made me think of Unsane and Cherubs with a sprinkling of Helmet to top it all off. In other words, not the kind of music you want to add to your Soothing Sundays playlist.
Featuring active and past members of bands such as VULNUS, Cut off, Rita Mosss, Casual Nun, Progress of Inhumanity, Dusteroid and Straighthate, these guys have a ton of experience in creating atmospheres and pummeling the listener into submission. Which is exactly what they do on cuts like opener ‘Ignorant Acts of Crippled Vision’, ‘The Stuff Of Tired Eyes’ and ‘Ceremonial Aspects of Everyday Bloodbaths’. Great stuff!
The Art Of Fatigue track list:
- Ignorant Acts of Crippled Vision
- Crowdfunded Assassination
- Sloppy Human Excess
- The Stuff of Tired Eyes
- Talentless but Connected
- Steeped in Disaster
- Bootstrap Reactionaries and Alienated Intelligentsia
- Ceremonial Aspects of Everyday Bloodbaths
- Hot Bods and Prohibition
- The Things I Love Affront Me with The Effort It Takes To Love Them