Sky Needle – Debased Shapes
Fresh from the post office's this bizzaraty that was recorded by a group that actually made all of their own instruments! If you think that this act is something like those wacky early-sixties instrumental groups whose members actually crafted their guitars and drums in their high school woodshop class you are mistaken, because Sky Needle's wares are what you would call extremely “unconventional” electronics, string things and percussives that have a rather non-traditional clank to 'em. They even make the Junkyard Band on FAT ALBERT sound like Miles. Top that off with a femme vocalist who sing-songs around the resultant spew like that gal on the boffo LEAD SHOES soundtrack and you'll be halfway there. Nothing that really grabs hold of my attention the way similar home-made electronic or outsider recordings might have over the past few decades, but you gotta admit it's one that will separate the true lovers of pure grating sound from the pretenders! (Blog To Comm)
Announcing the second full length LP ‘Debased Shapes’ by Australian band Sky Needle performing hypnotic, messed up, unmistakable / mistaken music using an array of invented and homemade instruments. Sky Needle is on tour throughout Europe in September 2013.
“defies genre and spits phlegm in the face of categorization” Boston Hassle.
“makes little sense.” Record Collector.
“as immediately filthy as it is undeniably artistic” Inpress.
“have your ear drums exfoliated by tones you forgot existed.” The Thousands.
“essential listening if you like staring at walls and imagining things.” Crawlspace.
“somewhere between a stoned, cultic Spontaneous Music Ensemble and a buncha midgets playing the music of Albert Ayler.” Volcanic Tongue