Boomkat Product Review:
Bad Body's crushing 'Do You Know I Live' album is a bitter distillation of suburban ennui and drained-of-power noise. It's the latest salvo on David McLean's stubbornly wicked Tombed Visions label, here remastered and reissued on tape from a 2013 vinyl release on Fortissimo Records. Headed up by the mononymous Paul, and hailing from the rolling no-mans-lands of middle England's Bletchley Park, they share a dysphoric, sardonic sense of black humour with the Charcoal Owls/Pheromoans/Liberez axis as much as Leyland Kirby's strung-out despairs and even Consumer Electronics' tell-it-how-it-f**king-is tirades, albeit with a more muted delivery also reminding of Baron Mordant's heavily accented rants in eMMplekz or the mystic, slightly aloof tone of David Tibet. But, comparisons aside, they're not derivative; instead they simply share a bleak outlook shot thru with eldritch attitude. 'Do You Know I Live' breaks down to two long pieces employing patchworked samples meshed with curdled synths and damaged electronics, plus their very own Perspex noise generator, 'The Machine' which emits a shrill, filling-dislodging shriek, matching Paul's lyrics about Biffa bins, getting spiked, and the tedium of adolescent peer pressure with analogic empathy. Respect to Tombed Visions for bringing it to our attention; it's a bewt.