Bad Vibrations is delighted to welcome Exploded View to the MOTH CLUB.
"Initially assembled as a backing band for singer/musician Annika Henderson aka Anika, Exploded View quickly evolved into a creative entity in their own right – the line-up is completed by Martin Thulin, Hugo Quezada and Hector Melgarejo. After a series of rehearsals and live performances in Mexico City, they recorded this album in first takes straight to tape. And it’s a remarkably visceral document, a stark, flesh-and-blood rendering of a band in the grip of a sonic compulsion.
Let’s address a couple of things upfront. Firstly, Anika sings in an accented, dispassionate monotone with a hint of mania around its edges, which means that, as a female vocalist, comparisons with Nico are inevitable – but there’s no reason why we shouldn’t also be talking about Ian Curtis, for instance. However, she sounds less doomed than either of them, more a lone voice of sanity amid the carnage. Secondly, her previous self-titled album was made with Geoff Barrow’s BEAK> – yet while that was a bare bones, no wave dub affair, Exploded View might actually have made an album that matches the spiky intensity of Portishead’s Third." - The Quietus
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