This is a dirge-like collection of bleak and spare songs from Shellac
drummer Todd Trainer
, who on guitar and vocals delivers a sinister and edgy brand of drone rock. Recalling Crime & the City Solution
, and even slow rock practitioners Low
in some parts, Trainer
's voice delivers some spine-chilling tales in a deep baritone rasp over a minimal backdrop dominated by simple but highly effective fuzz guitar that seems ever teetering on the edge of feedback. The lumbering Brick Layer Cake
project could not be further from the agile hardcore of Shellac
, yet is similarly concerned with a minimalist bare-bones approach to sonic noise shaping and dark subject matter.