Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bästard - Radiant, Discharged, Crossed-Off


Bästard were a French group at the forefront of post-rock in the early 90's.
Influenced by acts like Sonic Youth, Bästard created their own mesh of noisy/angular sounds sewn into gracefully shifting rhythmic dirges, occasionally interjecting vocals for a great collaborative sound.

Their 1996 album 'Radiant, Discharged, Crossed-Off' is seen as the peak of their work, and in many circles an essential post-rock album. And with standouts like "Chinatown" and "Travelgum" it's easy to see why; labels aside just a really good album start to finish.




Radiant, Discharged, Crossed-Off
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mind the graves