Artist: Ruins of Utopia
Recorded at Belljar Café, January 28, 2017.Ruins of Utopia - [excerpt]
Another night of noisy sounds at the Belljar, once again a willing host to an evening of uneasy listening. The show was capped by the debut of a noise supergroup of sorts, combining the talents of David Jones (Hexzuul, Manticore), Bryan W. Bray (Gates, Cetacea) and Alan Bloor (Knurl). Anyone familiar with their various projects coming in probably knew enough to have earplugs at the ready — and indeed their sea of noise did merit it. But most intriguingly, it wasn't just undifferentiated murk, as each "voice" found its own substratum. Further excavations from this trio should find some even stranger caverns in the dark reaches below.