Tuesday, October 20, 2020

NO MORE - The End Of The World [Rent A Dog]

Scheduled for release on October 24th, 2k20 - the final Record Store Day for this weird and twisted year - via their main label Rent A Dog is "The End Of The World", the latest and limited to 333 hand-numbered copies vinyl release by German PostPunk / (No)Wave legends NO MORE who've cooked up quite a special for this one. Pressed on beautiful transparent orange vinyl this six track EP is dedicated to the art of the cover song, opening with a dark and dreamy, yet well dramatic take on Lee Hazlewood's "Summer Wine" whereas the classic Lou Reed / Velvet Underground cut "Venus In Furs" meanders in between a certain desert feel and inward looking psychedelic shoegazing and Skeeter Davis' "The End Of The World" is a description of these apocalyptic days as soft and comforting as it gets. Furthermore NO MORE's treatment of Joy Division's "Ice Age" presents a vampire'esque and haunted way past midnight dancefloor anthem for all the buzzing creatures of the night, their cover of "Eisengrau" by Hamburg-legends X-Mal Deutschland turns into a full on homage to the meandering, hypnotic original vibe inherent to many a X-Mal D song and finally Marc Almond's 1984 song "My Death" becomes not only an excellent finale but a fragile, brittle and somewhat romantic reflection on one's very own mortality for a closing.


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