TANGLED LINES, THE: Stacy: 12” LP

Nov 13, 2013

Not at all what I expected. The cover art totally threw me off. It’s a shattered image of a Barbie-faced mutant, glossy and pink with stars and sparkly font. I am not fluent in Polish (Tangled Lines is from Poland), but there apparently is a story behind this mutant Barbie named Stacy and her escapades through consumerist hell; song titles include “Botox Smile” and “Reinvention.” What I do know is that this LP at times totally rages with hardcore/thrash female-fronted vocals (reminiscent to Foreign Objects), as well as erodes and digresses into a strange swamp of rock breakdowns that go nowhere for no good reason. Overall, though, it’s pretty good. Apparently, Tangled Lines is no longer. They broke up in 2012, and this is their final album.

 –Camylle Reynolds (Refuse, refuserecords.prv.pl)

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