Boomkat Product Review:
After Sigur Ros left us desperate for a track with a little more than a succession of crescendo’s on their latest full length ‘Takk’ (trust me, even if you don’t think you’ve heard it, you have) a gap has been left wide open for tear inducing piano-led post rock wailing. Blueneck are a British four-piece band and recorded ‘Scars of the Midwest’ in Somerset with Alpha’s Corin Dingley. Starting deceptively, the record bubbles with atmosphere, creaks, clanks and distorted piano wails before kicking into the baroque elegance of ‘Judas! Judas’ – a piano led theatrical beast of a track. ‘Oig’ features reclusive, honest vocals, reminiscent of Bark Psychosis or Talk Talk, and the combination of such incredible, diverse production makes what could have been a predictable affair come alive with a penchant for risky edges. If you’re looking for epic without pomp or sweeping without all the crescendos then you’ve come to the right place, Blueneck are a restrained success.