BOSS EYE: Plays Cottage Vortex: LP

Ride on the wave of uncertainty. Chaotically constructed, but meticulously crafted, this Big Black-esque noise rock monstrosity hits all the right notes and a few wrong ones at the right time. Massive shifts in content and tone happen without batting an eye. Aesthetically, the record cover gives you a perfect picture of what you’re in store for: seemingly random, but angular, sections cut out by hand. The music feels like it’s missing something, but in the way of addition by subtracting. It lacks melodies and standard music construction techniques in a way that allows the crazy ideas to breathe and expand. Good stuff. –Bryan Static (Twistworthy, twistworthy.com)