Written by Charles Cure
Bremen, Germany’s Acme was one of those magical, mysterious bands that is there for a moment and then gone before you can ever really get a chance to know them. Their lone full length record – …To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist, is a collection of songs originally put out on 7 inches and a couple of tracks recorded from a live show. The album was released in the US in 1996 on the now defunct (but totally great) Edison Recordings. The release came after Acme was already gone, and by that time most of the recordings on it were already several years old. The members of the band had split up into various other projects; most notably Systral and Morser, but in my mind never quite recaptured the intensity of this project.
Walking Bombs – the solo/collaborative project of New York musician Morgan Ywain Evans – is poised to release its sophomore album, Brave Hours, on April 14.
Following the outfit’s 2016 Peace Quest EP, Brave Hours was put together in 2016 with major involvement from engineer and multi-instrumentalist Jay Anderson (Surmiser), and was mastered by grunge legend Tad Doyle. The record, which features a wealth of collaborators including Spirit Adrift‘s Nate Garrett and VOWWS, delivers an eclectic blend of grunge, alternative, industrial, post-punk and more.
Today, we at Svbterranean bring you the first taste of the upcoming effort in the form of its opening track, “Dry Heaves”. The track is full of electronic, post-punk splendor, ethereal atmospheres and extremely catchy pop sensibilities. The track also features guest saxophone from Shining frontman Jørgen Munkeby. Evans says of the track: