Raspberry Bulbs – “Before the Age of Mirrors” LP
Marco del Riolong is in possession of a fine legacy, making heavy music in projects like Bone Awl and He Who Crushes Teeth. For the curiously titled project Raspberry Bulbs (I don’t know what it means, but I fear it ain’t too polite) he has been joined by Nick Forté of Rorschach/Computer Cougar. Blackened, occult-punk is the prediminant theme – as in, black metal meets Black Flag. Dirty in a Stoogey, lof-fi sense; dark and menacing in a scare-the-bejesus-out-of-the-fearful sense; weird and mental in a take-a-ride-in-the-big-white-taxi sense.