Boomkat Product Review:
Ill, blue and blunted techno mutations by the one and only Craig Clouse a.k.a. Shit & Shine
Unusually enough, it’s taken $&$ thus far into 2018 to cough up their first release of the year, and even weirder still, it’s one of their most brooding, blackened and minimalist in recent memory.
The key is the title, ‘Bad Vibes’, explored in nine increasingly evil parts that unfold with all the fun of a vicious acid trip that leaves you clammy palmed and clawing the walls.
No doubt it’s all written from experience, taking us on a frayed ride from the early of Badalamenti/Lynch noir ’n Bass in ‘Bottle Brush’, thru the body-gurning disco of ‘Yeah I’m On Acid!’, to the heart-racing bilge pump of ‘Northwest Pool’, and the honky, Powell-esque clodhopper ’7896’, to take us right down the rabbit hole with ‘Backstage Passes!’, and leave us with the spirit-gnawing noise of ‘Bad Vibes’ and the discoid slope of ‘At The Bar On The Rocks’.