It’s time to get crunched. Fugue State angles toward the ground floor with stochastic rhythms and jagged guitar textures. Throughout “Facts,” an underlying gust of broken glass arrays is overrun by distorted chord progressions and ramshackle reverie. “Just give me the facts, I said!” Shane Bruno demands, a blistering urgency growing as the growling basslines swim through mud-soaked terrain. Each breakdown is a quick breath before another battering begins. “Facts” rips, and it’s been stuck in my head for weeks. Seriously, get crunched.
Fugue State’s new tape, Subtlety’s Dead, will be out on May 30 via Strange Mono. Proceeds from sales of this album are being donated to the National Network of Abortion Funds to help their mission to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access. Pre-order HERE.