It must be hard for the artist, working in whatever medium, to accept that our society is entering a period of wilful isolation, retreating behind self-imposed boundaries, as this is the antithesis of an atmosphere conducive to producing harmonius art. On the other hand, all the best art is borne out of struggle and hard times, so even our current perma-angry state here in the U.K. will bring its artistic benefits.Das Rad is a Sheffield group driven by guitar, sax, and drums, hellbent on a motorik plummet down through the orange glow of the urban night. Combining developed arrangements with textural and improvised pieces, the driving rhythm encourages tyre-slash guitar to burn rubber across the surface of Tenser
, ending in a Hendrix-inspired crash’n’burn. Play this mutha LOUD! The final word is with the band:
“We think of this as a European record by European musicians, and we’ve reflected this within the song titles, our own small protest against the political and social insanity which coincides with the release of this work.” Indeed.