Monday, August 23, 2010
IMMENSE SLABS OF SOUND...HULA
Hula, formed about 1980 in Sheffield, UK remain underappreciated in the world of dystopian industrial noise/funk. While they inhabited the same orbit as their comrades, Cabaret Voltaire, and did produce an indie hit "Fever Car," this thinking man's noise never had the same popularity as the Cabs, who produced some of their early work. Pounding rhythms. industrial strength slabs of paranoid dread, and cut-ups negotiate Ron Wright's fevered vocal intensity producing music imbued with what might be termed "negative beauty." (Joan Demmers, Listening Through the Noise, 2010) Someone please re-master their catalogue now!