We’re glad to announce that Manchester-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and musician Andi Jackson has released his second solo album, entitled Sub Horror.
Andi Jackson is a busy man indeed, not letting the likes of a pandemic slow him down in any way. He plays in the bands Shuck, Lake of Snakes, and Our Man In The Bronze Age, which all have releases due out in 2021. Along with his friend Beanie Bhebhe, he also runs his own DIY record label, Fr33zehead; and prior to releasing Sub Horror, Andi Jackson released an EP in 2017 entitled Excerpts, as well as an album in 2019 entitled The Catalyst.
Andi Jackson’s new album, Sub Horror, takes the listener on a free-spirited, explorative-yet-cohesive journey into multiple musical styles, such as psychedelic-, progressive-, and noise rock, as well as shoegaze and avant-garde. The album begins with “Can’t Recall the Last Time You Drove Your Car,” on which reverb-laden guitar and ethereal vocals set a pleasantly dreamy, relaxed atmosphere. The next track, “Living Dead,” is wonderfully noisy and dynamic, with the saxophone, bass, guitar, and drums combining to produce a sound that is at once chaotic yet controlled. “Code Switching” has a lo-fi, experimental quality, with a repeating effects-laden guitar motif and tranquil vocals, leading perfectly into the next track, “Antennas” (feel free to check out our review of “Antennas,” which was released as a single last month, here).
“9×9=100” is characterized by pleasant space-like synth textures, which remind me of 70s progressive- and psychedelic rock bands such as Pink Floyd and Hawkwind. The next track, “Substantial Horror” features chilling saxophone and guitar melodies above the central bass riff, while moody keyboards and effects contribute nicely to the eerie atmosphere as well. “The Regularity Theory,” showcases an amazing, pyrotechnic guitar solo; and it is followed by “Asbestos Mouth, ” on which droning vocals and electric guitar create a pleasant, trance-like effect. The next track, “The Midwife’s Best Kept Secret,” features gentle acoustic guitar strumming, airy vocal melodies, and ethereal synths, sustaining a dreamlike quality. Sub Horror ends with the track “Andemic,” on which the bold drumming and bass playing combine with alarm-like effects to create a dissonant, hard-edged sound, which is further built upon during the melodic choruses.
Sub Horror is a highly enjoyable listen throughout, and I would definitely recommend it to fans of psychedelic-, progressive, and noise rock, as well as shoegaze and avant-garde music.
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