The Lovvers LP
Atonal noise bands that have risen in the 20 years since Sonic Youth’s masterpiece breakthrough Sister have all been suspect at best. Sure, some like Royal Trux and Blonde Redhead are great, but most are lost in a wash of dissonance. Unlike the artists and composers who evolved from the no wave/New York downtown scene (SY, John Zorn, Glenn Branca) bands such as AIDS Wolf provide no method to their madness. There is a lot of screaming, jangly guitars and pointless feedback squeals that go nowhere and explore no new grounds of experimentation. Something here could have been interesting if at any point it seemed some compositional thought was used. Noise for the sake of noise is nothing more than noise.