Glbert and Lewis,the artier ones from Wire, complete quest to finally remove the rock form the punk. Not much here for fans of '12XU',as minimal as that was.Even though, proto-hardcore album,Pink Flag, has more in common with Dome than the other two Wire harvest albums;purely for its reductive qualities. This was rock'n'roll reduced down to its most basic form, a journey continued by the Dome project. Here the music is textural ambient echo's from a neighbouring room merging with the occasional beats,guitars and voices of conventional song structures, inevitably dissolving into the murk. There seems to be a German prog influence at work here, in a melange with post punk UK,with the Industrial scene rising to the surface of these turbulent , muddied, waters. There's something post-diluvian about this record,the moment when one exits a nuclear bunker after the all-clear siren,taking a moment to take stock before making something new from the wreckage. A down trip,after the exhilarating highs of the punk rock years; post-orgasmic depression captured as a dull thud.
|A1||Cancel Your Order||2:12|
|A2||Cruel When Complete||3:15|
|A4||Here We Go||3:04|
|A5||Rolling Upon My Day||3:40|