Angel Guts: Red Classroom isn't just some darkened monolith of claustrophobic heaviness. This album is unnerving. It rattles rusted sheets of aluminum siding, it offers omens, it breathes heavily from behind a dirty blanket in an abandoned house that meth heads use to get fucked up. This album is neurosis made tangible. Xiu Xiu have made an album unlike any previous. Redefining their already near undefinable sound.
Angel Guts: Red Classroom. Xiu Xiu. Released February 4, 2014. Angel Guts: Red Classroom Tracklist. 1. Angel Guts: Lyrics. 2. Archie's Fades Lyrics.
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Angel Guts: Red Classroom comes bearing the promise of being the most dark and bleak Xiu Xiu album to date. The source for the title of Jamie Stewart's . album is a Japanese erotic noir that explores racialized sex, double suicide, double penetration, criminality, fear of physical harm. Featured Tracks: Play Track. Stupid in the Dark" - Xiu XiuVia SoundCloud. Almost 10 years ago to the day, Jamie Stewart released his most purposefully disturbing record as Xiu Xiu: not Knife Play, not Fag Patrol, and not Dear God, I Hate Myself.
Xiu Xiu's latest album, Angel Guts: Red Classroom, is an impressively radical shift in direction. While I loved Always, even more so than DearXiu Xiu's latest album, Angel Guts: Red Classroom, is an impressively radical shift in direction . Angel Guts may be difficult to listen to at first, but its assembly of viciously addicting anthems such as Stupid in the Dark and Black Dick make it quite the memorable experience. 1 of 1 users found this helpful.
Angel Guts: Red Classroom arrived just a few months after Nina, a collection of Nina Simone covers that already hinted that Xiu Xiu were headed in a more experimental direction than much of their work from the mid-2000s onward. Relatively speaking, of course - even the band's catchiest albums, like Always, have had more than a little art damage. At the time of its release, Angel Guts was touted as Xiu Xiu's darkest album to date, though it might be more accurate to call it one of the band's most obviously dark works.
Angel Guts: Red Classroom is the beginning of Xiu Xiu's descent from grayness into the deepest blackness endurable. It is the sound of Xiu Xiu's death. Though influences can be cited (Suicide, Kraftwerk, Nico, Einstürzende Neubauten), they are ultimately far less relevant than the mark this album will leave on other musicians and music fans from this point forward. Take "Stupid in the Dark" - its tone ominous and pulsing, its harmonies simple and direct, its grip unrelenting. Or "Botanica de Los Angeles," a sparse, yet undeniably anthemic merging of bruising drums and bone-rattling bass synths. Xiu Xiu may be dead, but its will is more alive than ever. 1 Angel Guts: (3:28).
|3||Stupid In The Dark|
|6||New Life Immigration|
|9||The Silver Platter|
|11||A Knife In The Sun|
|13||Botanica De Los Angeles|
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