CHRIS CONNELLY: How This Ends: CD

Connelly is one of the many cats clustered around bands like Ministry, Revolting Cocks, KMFDM, Killing Joke, et al., and it shows here on his latest solo album. The “tunes” here consist of two tracks clocking at around a half-hour each, that in turn consist of people speaking and singing pieces about “death, genocide, homicide by corrupt powers upon innocents” over alternating bouts of noisy soundscapes and quieter piano interludes. The results often sound like the soundtrack to a splatter flick directed by Luis Buñuel. Decidedly not something to play at a birthday party for a manic depressive, it nonetheless is quite effective in its intent and definitely worth the time of those willing to invest the time in paying attention.

 –jimmy (lensrecords.com)