It feels like just a couple of weeks ago that we reviewed a new Garbageface album. (I looked it up: it was in March.) Like an old jazz guy in the 50s, Garbageface now releases enough material to track how his vision is changing on a six-month basis.
And what a change it is. Gone is the goth fog of Apostasy, with its eerie organs and ominous bells. In its place are funky drums and bluesy electric piano samples. 7HR33 51X M1X74P3 (pronounced ‘3 6 mixtape’) is reminiscent of old-school hip-hop, full of put-downs and the sound of friends laughing. There’s an endearing late-night sloppiness to this record, and there’s even a party piece: a reverent cover of the Rheostatics’ “Record Body Count.”
It’s definitely dark, but when Garbageface exhorts the listener to “dance on my grave” on “Funeral,” the emphasis is squarely on the dancing, not the death.
Garbageface’s 7HR33 51X M1X74P3 is available for purchase on Bandcamp.
All images courtesy the artist.