mourning glories

BARK PSYCHOSIS ‘Blood Rush’ (1991)

Once upon a shiny meanbeam one of us used to write for the NME and made the ‘Manman’ EP by Bark Psychosis Single Of The Week, primarily because of this track, about which we merrily said: “Finally we have found a song to be played at our funeral.” These East London sonic explorers feared not creating a tumultuous noise at times, but at other times their stark beauty was astonishing. ‘Bloodrush’ doesn’t bloody well rush anywhere, gliding along on the back of some of the most radiantly crystalline guitar beamed down from a distant post-rock galaxy. It gets really quiet, and it’s really quite long. Consider it your farewell gift to manmankind.

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