FACTUMS: Spells and Charms: CD

These guys really don’t put up any pretense of being a “rock” band and just go balls out into skronking it up. What makes ‘em special, though, is rather than just pummel you with eighty minutes of static patterns, they are very conscious of dynamics and use ‘em well to break up the onset of any monotony. Sometimes, this reminds me of stuff like the Swans’ Body to Body Job to Job record with its little bits of noisy loopy stuff followed by something that resembles, at least in structure, a song. Good stuff if yer feelin’ adventurous. 

 –jimmy (Kill Shaman)