Born in 2010 when two old friends decided to ditch rock bands in favor of improvised ambient soundscapes, Red Spells Red has been experimenting with and pushing the boundaries of their take on moody, experimental music.
Their latest release, “Secret Sounds”, finds them exploring a dark, psychedelic world of decidedly lo-fi textures. Departing from the smoother sounds of their 2015 release, “Listener”, “Secret Sounds” is full of messy guitars, mangled loops, analogue synths and vintage effect units all recorded to tape.
Sometimes one instrument stands out in a band and here I admire the very creative guitar-work, dissonant, edgy and daring. The whole band creates an energy, which seems to jump out off your speakers. If you love the dissonance of Sonic Youth and the aggressive drive of the Dead Kennedys you should give this a try. Dirk Radloff