Boomkat Product Review:
Well this is sad, not necessarily the music, but the fact that ‘Mark of The Mould’ is apparently the last full length LP from Mordant Music caretaker Baron Mordant, the persistent crank who introduced the world to Shackleton and Cosmic Dennis Greenidge, scared us to sleep with ‘The Tower’, parsed the BFI for gold in the ‘MIsinforMation’ DVD, and irregularly spiked our days with strange music from the underbelly of England’s South Coast
Known as Ian Hicks to the taxman and his former bandmates in Portion Control, Baron Mordant is perhaps among the last of fading breed of belligerents who have made the UK underground such a brilliantly fetid, overgrown, litter-strewn siding to the mainstream. From his own music to the music of others dished up (quite literally on a 3” Petri that shattered dead easily) on Mordant Music, she has been nothing if consistent in raking up some terrific muck.
‘Mark of the Mould’ clears out the best of what was left in his shed/harddrive, featuring one of his wrily excoriating rap-not-rap joints on ‘The Internet Did It’, while he rants in scratchy dub on ‘Somebody Wake Up Hicks’, and gets wild with it in ‘Blong’ like a blunted Yeah You. But towards the end of the set he allows the sentimentality to creep in in his own way with the sour bliss of ‘KFC’s Toilets’ and his cutting humour and punning non-sequiturs on ‘Aldi Bag’ - choice example: “Adidas Legionnaires Disease/More and More Womane are growing imploded faces.”
TTFN, Baron. It was a strange pleasure.