TRIUMPH OF LETHARGY SKINNED ALIVE TO DEATH: Dead Rhythm: CD

Spencer Moody’s (Murder City Devils) latest turgid project, recorded on 4-track. A sparse, cantankerous dirge continuously plows through emotional selvage with minimalist instrumentation and extraterrestrial sound effects. As expected, like nothing you’ve heard before, borrowing elements of Coil, Tom Waits, Joy Division, Lou Reed, and similar otherworldly progeny. Sounds best when utterly, completely alone.

 –thiringer (GO Midnight)